At a court hearing today, the judge presiding over the demolition case of the former St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church at Noble and Chestnut, decided to continue the case until Sept. 28, allowing hope to remain for a re-use.
The developers behind a proposal to re-use the West Town orange-rated church by the Chicago Academy of Music and an accompanying residential development on the former site of the school to the west now have until Sept. 23 to close on the building.
The debt on the church was recently purchased by another developer with the intention of demolishing the church which has been undermining efforts to preserve this historic structure. Conversations continue with the city, Chicago Academy of Music and Stas Development to re-use the building, offering music lessons to children at the neighboring Eckhart Park as well as residents in the broader community.
Read more on this process at the Chicago Tribune here, DNAinfo here and Our Urban Times here.