It's been a long time coming, but now it's truly official: St. Dominic's days are numbered. A plan to build new condos at the Roman Catholic church's location surfaced last summer, with some updates and a design revamp revealed earlier this year. The proposal was recently approved by the Chicago Plan Commission and then last Friday, the city issued a demolition permit for the 110 year old Romanesque church. While the area surrounding the former Cabrini-Green housing project has become a hotbed of new development activity, St. Dominic's has remained vacant. After sitting idle for 25 years, it will soon have its meeting with the wrecking ball and a 45 unit condo project designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson Architects will take its place.
·Demolition permit [Chicago Cityscape]
·Saint Dominic's Doesn't Have a Prayer, Will Be Demolished for Condos [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Cabrini-Green Church to be Resurrected as Residential Project [Curbed Chicago]