September 2022 Newsletter

POTENTIAL WIN: Grace’s Furniture Building Could Reopen as Logan Square Athletic Club

"Redevelopment of the old Grace’s Furniture building in the heart of Logan Square has taken yet another turn as the developers behind the long-delayed...

WIN: Renovated Patio Theater Energized by Live Music and Performances

"After hanging on for two-and-a-half years, the historic Patio Theater is bringing back more events, concerts and other shows as entertainment life reawakens. Like many...

POTENTIAL WIN: City Requests Proposals for Pershing Road Central Manufacturing District Warehouses With Adaptive Reuse Focus (Chicago 7 2020)

"The City of Chicago is once again pushing for redevelopment of its underused and dilapidated Central Manufacturing District properties, including the historic Quartermaster Depot...

POTENTIAL WIN: Funding Awarded for Adaptive Reuse of Von Humboldt School Into Affordable Teacher Housing(Chicago 7 2014)

"Protracted plans to redevelop long-vacant Von Humboldt Elementary School into an 107-unit apartment complex for teachers got a boost in city funding to help...

WIN: ‘Authenticity is Guiding Principle’ for Adaptive Reuse of Peabody Elementary School into Residential Building (Chicago 7 2015)

"There used to be a teacher’s desk in each classroom at the old Elizabeth Peabody public school building on Augusta Boulevard in Noble Square....

WIN: Henry B. Clarke House / Bishop Ford House to Begin $1 Million Renovation

"Bishop Louis Henry Ford, the influential Black pastor who saved a noteworthy 1830s house from ruin and rehabbed it over the course of decades,...

WIN: Muddy Waters MOJO Museum Momentum Finally Overcomes Delays with Approval to Buy Adjacent Vacant Lot

"The Muddy Waters MOJO Museum could get a new garden to host outdoor performances — if the city allows the owner to buy an...

WIN: Long-Vacant Former Englewood Firehouse to Become Community “Living Room”

"Community leaders and local officials gathered Tuesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking at a multimillion-dollar project promising to transform a long-vacant landmark into a culinary...

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