Save Grace Methodist Church
The leaders of Grace Methodist Church in Logan Square want to demolish at least the education component on the back of their church building and build a new hybrid structure, part of which would rise five stories in height and include apartments. The church building has held down the prominent corner of Kimball and Wrightwood for more than a century. The current zoning would only allow two single family homes on the site. They need an up-zoning to build up to 20 new apartments. If they don't receive the up-zoning it won't be possible to construct the building.
Save The Weyland Building
A developer has proposed demolishing the beautiful and intact Weyland Building, a three-story mixed-use building at 1968-70 N. Milwaukee to clear the way for a new, suburban-looking apartment building. Designed by prominent architect John Ahlschlager in 1907, the building is largely intact and could be incorporated into the new development in a variety of ways that would not require its total demolition. Ahlschlager designed several buildings that are in the Logan Square Boulevards Landmark District as well as the Logan Theater and the famed Schulze Bakery on the South Side of Chicago. The developer needs approval from the local alderman to proceed with their plans. Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, please don't let them demolish this piece of Chicago's history.