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.


PLEASE NOTE:

This website is not associated with The Archdiocese of Chicago and does not have access to any 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

Most Recent Update

January 27, 2015


On December 18, 2014, at the request of Carefree Development LLC, a newly formed group of neighbors of the Saint Boniface property met with Carefree to discuss their plan for redevelopment of the church and adjoining lots.  


Carefree presented a plan for 112 “workforce” rental units done in two phases.  The first phase would require partial demolition of the church and would consist of 56 one and two bedroom rental units built into a new structure behind the existing façade. All four towers and southern exposure would be reused.   The second phase would be a new structure built on the lot where the old Saint Boniface school stood and would consist of an additional 56 units.  Bringing the total number of rental units to 112.


Concerned about the impact such a large rental development would have on the area the group asked about the possibility of incorporating larger and fewer “for sale” units in both phases. Carefree responded that at this time they were only planning on rental and not “for sale” units.  Carefree and the neighbors of Saint Boniface plan to meet again in the near future.

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