October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents ADVOCACY THREATENED: Union Station Power House WIN: St. Adalbert LOSS: American Taxi Service Building THREATENED: Jackson Park Trees LOSS: 16 W. Maple WIN: Church...

THREATENED: Push to Find an Adaptive Reuse Developer for Union Station Power House (Chicago 7 2017)

"An old coal-fired power plant might not be the first idea that comes to mind when Chicagoans think of buildings in need of saving...

POTENTIAL WIN: Alderman Sigcho-Lopez Requests St. Adalbert be Designated a Chicago Landmark (Chicago 7 2016 & 2019)

"Pilsen’s rookie Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) has requested that the shuttered St. Adalbert Church be designated a Chicago landmark in hopes of keeping the...

LOSS: University of Chicago Demolishes American Taxi Service for a…Vacant Lot

"The University of Chicago is proceeding with its demolition of a historic building across from Jackson Park at 5608 S. Stony Island Avenue. Known...

THREATENED: Jackson Park Tree Removal Awareness Effort Disrupted (Chicago 7 2017, 2018 & 2019)

"About two dozen members of Protect Our Parks (POP) tied red ribbons around hundreds of trees they say would be cut down to make...

LOSS: 16 W. Maple Demolished Despite 11th Hour Advocacy

"After standing for more than 130 years along Maple Street, a four-story greystone in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is officially no more. Crews demolished...

WIN: Howard Building Renovation Receives Preservation Award

"Developer Sterling Bay’s rehabilitation of the Howard Building in Fulton Market has earned a preservation award. "On Monday, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks recognized 10...

WIN: Church of the Epiphany to Reopen as Arts Center and Event Space

"The stunning (and I use not that word lightly) new venue is the former Church of the Epiphany — an Episcopal church located at...

WIN: Little Village Firehouse to be Adaptively Reused for Community Use

"For a long time, 2358 S Whipple St. was one of the only Chicago Fire Stations serving the Little Village Neighborhood, it held two...

WIN: Covent Hotel to be Restored and Redeveloped as Affordable Housing

"The Covent Hotel, a historic single-room occupancy (SRO) building in Lincoln Park, could be restored and redeveloped into a mixed-income project offering both affordable...