On April 16, the Tribune Tower development team unveiled their development proposal for the historic Chicago Tribune Tower and a new super tall adjacent building that would be the second tallest in Chicago. Plans are moving forward. The developments will transform the former office complex into 163 new luxury condominiums within the historic tower, retail … Continue reading "WIN: Chicago Tribune Tower to be Adaptively Reused and “Chicago Tribune” Sign Saved"
In 2017, the beautifully ornamented limestone historic greystone at 1436 W. Berwyn Avenue in East Andersonville was threatened by demolition. A developer had purchased the double lot with plans to replace the building and garden with a six-flat. The lot site was particularly attractive to the developer because the underlying RT-4 zoning allowed for a … Continue reading "East Andersonville Downzoned to Protect Neighborhood from Demolition Pressure"
After many years of advocacy, outreach and preparation, Preliminary Landmark Status was approved for the proposed Pilsen Chicago Landmark District on December 6, 2018. Pilsen has a dense and varied collection of historic buildings built by Bohemian immigrants in the late 19th century and early 20th century and preserved and enriched by Mexican immigrants over … Continue reading "WIN: Proposed Pilsen Landmark District Receives Preliminary Landmark Status!"
The redevelopment of the Old Post Office is moving ahead. 601W Companies is the project developer and Gensler is the architecture firm for the massive $600 million renovation plan. According to the Chicago Tribune, renovation of the Post Office represents the single largest redevelopment project in the country. Extensive new amenities will include a three-acre … Continue reading "WIN: Old Main Post Office Renovation Underway"
After 15 years of advocacy by Preservation Chicago, Landmarks Illinois, and other preservation partners, the vacant and historic Old Cook County Hospital will be adaptively reused as two hotels and medical offices. Located at 1825 W. Harrison Street, the eight-story Beaux Arts building was designed by architect Paul Gerhardt in 1914 and became a Designated Chicago Landmark … Continue reading "WIN: Old Cook County Hospital Redevelopment Underway! (Chicago 7 2003 & 2004)"
On November 13, 2018, the Chicago City Council Department of Planning and Development voted to approve the $75 million rehabilitation of the long-vacant Uptown Theatre. After decades of false starts and unfulfilled promises, this marks an important and tangible step forward for the restoration of this magnificent building. 37 years ago, the Uptown Theatre hosted … Continue reading "WIN: After Being Mothballed for Nearly 40 Years, Uptown Theatre Restoration Plan Receives City Council Approval!"
After Preservation Chicago declared Chicago Union Station as a 2018 Most Endangered, and following months of extensive advocacy and the avalanche of negative press following the release of the proposed seven-story addition to the top of the Chicago Union Station, the developers Riverside Investment & Development and Convexity Properties revised their vision for the project … Continue reading "WIN: Chicago Union Station Developers “Completely Revise Their Vision for the Project” (Chicago 7 2018)"