Current Condition and/or Status: The owner of the Fine Arts Building
installed a new boiler system in-house in 2007, discontinuing the need to link to
the Annex. Roosevelt University purchased the building in the same year.
Tenants have been relocated to the Fine Arts Building and the building is
Potential Threat: Roosevelt University is working with developer John Buck
on development plans for the building site, as well as for the site to the
north. Roosevelt has been informed by city officials that the Fine Arts
Annex is significant and the building should be evaluated for re-use.
However, the Roosevelt plan is a large-scale dormitory project and no plans
have been publicly shown.
What You Can Do: Contact 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti and Roosevelt
University to encourage the institution to preserve the building and include
it in redevelopment plans of the site.
Alderman Fioretti, Office of the 2nd Ward, 429 South Dearborn St.,
Chicago, Illinois 60605 (312-263-9273) (312-786-1736 fax)
President Chuck Middleton, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60605, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Link: Channel 5:
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