April 2022 Newsletter

WIN: After Difficult Negotiations, 1710 W. Lunt Renovation Moving Forward

"A developer is dumping plans to turn a historical-yet-vacant Rogers Park building into a 20-unit complex after efforts to amend the plan to appease...

POTENTIAL WIN: Owner Chooses Rehab Over Demolition for 2222 N. Halsted Street

"The owners of a 135-year-old Lincoln Park three-flat want to add a fourth-floor addition to the property, but some neighbors resisting the change. "The building...

WIN: Historic Morse Theater to Reopen as Rhapsody Theater

"A historical theater in Rogers Park is getting yet another makeover, this time morphing into The Rhapsody Theater that will host magic shows and...

WIN: Bronzeville Marshall Field Warehouse to be Transformed into The Lillian Marcie Center for the Performing Arts

"A much-anticipated addition to Bronzeville’s cultural corridor will receive $26 million since the 2023 state budget has been signed into law. "The Lillian Marcie Center...

WIN: The Forum Receives $1 Million Restoration Grant from Andrew M. Mellon Foundation

"Efforts to revive Bronzeville’s historic Forum just received a $1 million boost. "The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation awarded the grant through its Humanities in Place...

WIN: Theater Renovation Underway at the Fine Arts Building

Fine Arts Building / formerly the Studebaker Building, 1884 and 1898, Solon Spencer Beman, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Photo Credit: Eric Allix Rogers Fine Arts...

POTENTIAL WIN: Closed Mars Candy Factory To Be Repurposed for Community Use

"As the Mars chocolate factory prepares to close in 2024, its owners are working with Galewood residents to figure out how the community can...

THREATENED: Promontory Point – “It’s not just the limestone that people are trying to save, but the way it has come to be a...

"The waves of Lake Michigan crash below while the limestone rocks wait to emanate a warm, comforting feeling within students like senior Feya Epel....

WIN: Adaptively Reused and Landmarked, Stewart School Lofts Sells For Big Profit (Chicago 7 2014)

"More development news to share this morning, as Stewart School Lofts has been sold to a developer for $23 million, a premium of $7...

WIN: Historic 1928 Parking Garage To Be Adaptively Reused for Residential

"A building on Broadway in Lake View is undergoing an unusual transition, only part of which pedestrians can see from street level. The layer...