v26-4 Trumbull on Track for Landmark Status

Vol. XXVI No. 4 - WINTER 2015

Edgewater moved one step closer to having Trumbull School, 5200 N. Ashland, designated a city landmark. In September the Board of Education agreed to sell the school for $5.2 million to Svigos Asset Management which will convert the building to residences and will reserve the first floor for the Timeline Theater. The CPS press release said “Following a comprehensive community engagement process led by 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor’s office to determine the preferred uses, CPS issued a bid solicitation in July… The bid approved today meets the community’s usage preference by requiring the property to be redeveloped to include a maximum of 49 residential units and a Chicago-based theater that provides performances and educational programs. The agreement also requires the purchaser to seek landmark designation from the City’s Commission on Chicago Landmarks.” [emphasis added]

EHS worked very closely with WANT and other block clubs as well as with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Corp. to generate local support for the requiring land marking as part of the sale process. Congratulations Edgewater and all who worked on this community effort.