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Congress Theater Developer Should Make A ‘Good Jobs Commitment’ Before Getting City Help To Fund Overhaul, Union Says

Workers with UNITE HERE Local 1 are urging neighbors to oppose the project's $20 million city subsidy if the developer won't commit to offering good-paying jobs to theater workers. Baum Revision says it's listening.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Moves A Step Closer To Getting $20 Million Boost From City

Local developer Baum Revision is pursuing a $70.4 million restoration of the historic theater and the surrounding apartments and retail, but it needs significant financial support to make the project a reality.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Moving Forward —And The City May Kick In $20 Million To Make It A Reality

The plans call for a full restoration of the 2,900-seat music venue, apartments, retail and restaurant space along Milwaukee Avenue and Rockwell Street, and affordable offices and work space on the second and third floors.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Long-Vacant Congress Theater Could Reopen In 2023 With New Developer On Board

After a previous move to revitalize the historic venue fell through, Baum Revision is stepping in to finally bring the 1920's theater back to life.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Graffiti Artists Cover Logan Square’s Congress Theater With Colorful Murals Ahead Of Potential Redevelopment

The murals are meant to liven up Milwaukee Avenue and also help longtime graffiti artists maintain a presence in the gentrifying neighborhood.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Is Back On, Alderman Says, As Developer Steps In To Overhaul Historic Venue

Baum Revision, the developer that restored the Green Exchange and Margies Candies buildings, is "seriously exploring" reviving the Congress, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Developer Drops Out Of Uptown Theatre Project, But Owner Says Plan Still On To Rehab Historic Venue: ‘It’s Got A Bright Future’

Farpoint Development no longer is attached to the project to rehab the historic Uptown Theatre, which hasn't hosted shows since 1981.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Congress Theater Overhaul Plan Apparently Dead After Developer Defaults — Now, City Seeks Other Options

A court-appointed receiver has taken over the building from developer Michael Moyer, who had big plans to return the historic Logan Square theater to its former glory.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Developer Hit With $24 Million Foreclosure Lawsuit: Report

The lawsuit, first reported by Crain's Chicago, could spell trouble for the multi-million-dollar redevelopment project.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Is The Congress Theater Restoration Still Happening? ‘It’s An Eyesore,’ Neighbors Say As Delays Drag On

"We have been waiting and waiting and waiting and nothing's happened," one nearby shop owner said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Overhaul, Grace’s Furniture Hotel Both Approved By Zoning Committee

The projects cleared the last significant regulatory hurdle they'll face.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Renovation, 72-Unit Residential Building Get Green Light From Key City Panel

“This project is a model for what TIF should be used for,” Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) said at the hearing.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Overhaul — And Residential Building — Could Get OK From Key City Council Group Thursday

The theater itself would include shops, 14 apartments and a 50-room hotel.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Neighbors Say Congress Theater Overhaul Being Held Hostage By Moreno, Developer

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) spent much of the meeting defending the apartment project, saying it will provide "tremendous benefits" to the community.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Residential Tower Proposed Next To Congress Theater Shrinks After Neighbors Object

The new proposal calls for a seven-story tower with 72 apartments, which is significantly smaller than what was proposed in September.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Rehab Won’t Happen Unless 10-Story Tower Gets Built Next Door, Developer Says

Hardly anyone who attended Monday night's meeting had good things to say about the proposed tower.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Developer Wants To Build Huge Residential Tower Next Door

Michael Moyer, who's renovating the notoriously run-down concert venue, aims to build the 121-foot tower just north of the Congress.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Plan Gets $9.7M TIF Boost

The $69 million redevelopment project hinges on securing the subsidy, according to a report provided to the city.