Preservation

St. Boniface development: So close and yet so far

Date: 
01/08/2018
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Residents, preservationists, the Catholic church, many in Chicago's Planning Department and Alderman Walter Burnett, 27th Ward, were rejoicing in September 2016 when Noble Square resident and developer Michael Skoulsky, Stas Development, Inc. signed the deal to purchase the St. Boniface Church property, Noble and Chestnut. Yet,

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History, labor and/or race relations enthusiasts: give feedback on Pullman Factory project planning

Date: 
02/13/2017
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The National Park Service invites feedback on a newly released "Pullman Factory Site Conceptual Design Environmental Assessment." The public comment time

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Wicker Park church collapsed into rubble then wrecking equipment began razing entire site

Date: 
10/24/2016
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The City of Chicago initiated an administrative order for demolition of 1901 through 1911 W. Schiller (Schiller and Evergreen) in Wicker Park after the church structure collapsed into a pile of rubble around 6 a.m. this morning, Mon., Oct. 24. 

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St. Boniface celebration drew 800

Date: 
10/21/2016
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Designed by architect Henry J. Schlacks, St. Boniface Church, built between 1902 and 1904, at Noble and Chestnut, was not lacking for positive celebrants under its two towers last Saturday, October 15, when hundreds partied in recognition of a bright future and had some took tours of the church's interior. 

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Be part of the big St. Boniface celebration

Date: 
10/14/2016
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To celebrate the 17-year battle to save St. Boniface from the wrecking ball, the area at 905 N. Noble St. (at Chestnut) will be rockin' starting at noon Saturday, Oct. 15. Scheduled to go until 4, the 37th street Blues Band will be tuned up for a 5 p.m. performance.

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St. Boniface saved: Michael Skoulsky's Stas Development ends 17-year battle

Date: 
09/26/2016
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Behind closed doors in a crowded room, with 30 "moving parts" to be agreed upon and a 5 p.m. deadline, Michael Skoulsky, Stas Development, Inc., came to an agreement with Phil Moeller's Carefree Development, LLC. on the purchase of St. Boniface Church property

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Peek into The Robey and The Hollander in their final completion stages

Date: 
09/22/2016
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Both The Robey, 2018 W. North Ave., and The Hollander, 2022 W. North Ave, buildings are beehives of activities as they are fast approaching their opening.

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Grupo Habita's The Robey is taking reservations as it approaches completion

Date: 
08/17/2016
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Groupo Habita is accepting reservations for accommodations in The Robey, starting with November 30 occupancy.

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St. Boniface's teetering survival may be secured Tuesday

Date: 
07/25/2016
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UPDATE
Court case delayed until end of August.

Monday, was to be the day that Michael Skoulsky, Stas Development, Inc., was to complete his first step toward ownership of East Village's historic St. Boniface Church and property, at Noble and Chestnut, for an adaptive reuse development.

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Will East Village's St. Boniface survive the wrecking ball next week?

Date: 
04/29/2016
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UPDATE:
There was a 30-day hold on a decision for demolition and the Academy of Music is continuing to work on the possibility that they will be able to purchase it. 

Once again East Village's historic St. Boniface Church is facing a demolition order. However, the Chicago Academy of Music (CAM)

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Alderman Hopkins denies demolition of former Ukrainian Dairy with support of other aldermen

Date: 
04/13/2016
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Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward, denied the demolition permit of the historic property at  1936-44 W. Augusta Blvd. at the Chicago's City Council meeting today.

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EVA and Hopkins push to save last vestige of Chicago dairy industry along with community history

Date: 
04/05/2016
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"We are 100% committed to saving this building [1944-1936 W. Augusta]," said 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. during East Village Association's Monday night meeting in Happy Village, 1059 N Wolcott Ave.

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Efforts afoot to tear down Leona's on Augusta -- former historic Ukrainian dairy

Date: 
11/04/2015
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Pure Farm Products promoted itself as "Chicago's only Ukrainian Dairy" in advertisements in the early 1920s at 1944 and 1942 W. Augusta Blvd. The home for Leona's Restaurant since 1985, the new owners have requested permission to demolish the site, 1944-1936 W. Augusta, in the East Village Landmark District. This site is to be addressed by the Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday. 

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Wicker Park's North West Tower renovation reveals surprises but Convexity Properties moves development forward

Date: 
07/14/2015
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As layers were peeled from the tower area of the historic 1929 North West Tower (NWT) building at Milwaukee and North Avenues, a few surprises challenged the seasoned re-use team at Convexity Properties, the real estate and management arm of DRW, Holdings, LLC.

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Last weekend: "Picturing Logan Square: An Exhibition of Rare Images"

Date: 
08/29/2014
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Picturing Logan Square: An Exhibition of Rare Images in the Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave., will be closing Aug. 31. Weekend hours are noon to 3 p.m.

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Lerner asks close to $1.8 million for historic 2119 W. LeMoyne in Wicker Park

Date: 
08/19/2014
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At the July 9 meeting of the Chicago Landmark's Permit Review Committee (PRC), Michael Lerner's MCZ Development company, under the name of Lemoyne Acquisitions, lost their second attempt to get approval to build a two-and-a-half story building on an historic Side Yard at 2117 W. LeMoyne, next to a 1897 building at 2119 W. LeMoyne. On Aug.

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Ukrainian Village Association to vote on current development plans for former St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Date: 
08/12/2014
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The Ukrainian Village Association (UVNA) will have a review, update, discussion and vote on the former St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, 913-925 N. Hoyne, on Thurs., Aug. 14, at Whisk, 2018 W. Chicago Ave. 

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Is it increased Chicago tax revenue versus preservation in the Wicker Park Landmark District?

Date: 
03/10/2014
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UPDATE: 
The developer has requested that their 2117-19 W. LeMoyne project be pulled from the Chicago Landmark's Permit Review Committee agenda for Thurs., Mar. 13. This is their second request for deferral.

Is it the glitter of property tax $$$$ dancing in the heads of the Chicago Landmark Commission that has them considering to violate the Wicker Park Historic Landmark District

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Walgreens' Wicker Park store receives a Landmarks of Illinois' Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award

Date: 
11/10/2013
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The Walgreens Drug Store, 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenues, the heart of Wicker Park, received one of Landmarks of Illinois' prestigious  Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards for 2013. It was for adaptive reuse.

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The question is...demolition for 1881 structure in Wicker Park's Milwaukee Ave. Landmark District: Yes or No

Date: 
09/26/2013
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Part of the Milwaukee Ave. Historic District, the 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave. property, under contract to Lipe Properties, is on the Oct. 3 Agenda for the Permit Review Committee of the Chicago Landmarks Commission. Lipe has asked for a review to determine whether the building may be demolished.

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