Thursday, December 6, 2018

Part of Uptown Theatre Funding Gets Approval

When millions and millions of public dollars are involved, the red tape and paperwork involved getting a project begun is intense. But it's happening, and work on the crown jewel of Uptown is tentatively expected to begin in August, with completion in 2021.

Today the Chicago Department of Planning & Development tweeted:
"Commission OKs $3M from the Adopt-a-Landmark Fund to support the $75M rehab of the Uptown Theatre. It’s the largest ever commitment from that fund, created in 2016 as part of the downtown density bonus system. City Council approval is required. Grand opening target is Feb. 2021."


  1. It was an honor to see former Alderman Mary Ann Smith there to vote for approval on the Adopt-a-Landmark funding. She was the one who got me hooked on the need to save and restore this building. I have an app that can figure out the number of days between dates, and I figured out that today, the building has been vacant for 13,500 days. Not much longer, though.

  2. Excited to see this development!