About this site

This informational website was created in response to the continuous flow of interest and inquiries regarding the history and future of the abandoned Saint Boniface property located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood at the corner of Chestnut and Noble streets in Chicago.


Before Contacting This Site

This website is not associated with The Archdiocese of Chicago and does not have access to records of former parishioners. We suggest inquiries concerning such information be directed to The Archdiocese of Chicago's Archives and Records Department

This website does not own or manage the Saint Boniface property and cannot grant access to the church or grounds. We suggeste all inquiries of this nature be directed to the current owner and operator Carefree Development LLC

Thank you for your interest and please check back as this website will be updated as new information becomes available to the community and is made public.

Carefree Development LLC is the current owner of the Saint Boniface church building and property. St. Boniface LLC was formed when Carefree took on "partners" solely for the St. Boniface project.

Most Recent Update

December 10,2015

At an October 7th court hearing St. Boniface LLC informed the City that they have listened to the community and are now working toward a development that would preserve the church and provide owner occupied, market rate condominiums.  The City agreed to a continuance, and not push for demolition, as long as St. Boniface LLC completes several repairs and meets with the community before the next hearing. Repairs included securing all points of entry on the building and in surrounding fence and securing loose bricks on the east wall of the church. The court granted a continuance to December 9th, 2015.

At the December 9th, 2015 hearing the attorney representing the City explained to the court that his update from St. Boniface LLC included that all repairs required at the last hearing were done and that St. Boniface LLC was close to a deal with a “competent” developer that has a background in preservation.  The only requirement not met by SB-LLC was that they meet with the community.  SB-LLC told the court that they could not meet with the community until their negotiations with said developer were complete.

The judge granted the City attorney's request for another extension of the case to February 24th, 2016.  In his request for a continuance the City attorney told the judge that all parties, including the community, are aware that this would be the “final” extension of the case.

Saint Boniface Info hopes be getting an update from St. Boniface LLC very soon.  All public information from the update will be posted here soon after.

All past updates can be found on the Timeline page of this site.


Saint Boniface Info

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