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

June 11, 2016

On May 16, 2016 The Chicago Academy of Music presented a plan to community members that would reuse the church building as a music school and performance center. In order to financially facilitate the conversion of the church, the plan included 160 residential units in two 20-story glass towers, one on Chestnut St. and one on Noble St. Community members voiced numerous concerns about the density and size of the two structures and the impact such a development would have on the surrounding residential area.  Representatives from the CAoM respectfully said they understand the community's concerns, and as it appears now, have withdrawn this proposal.  

On June 8, 2016 there was another court hearing regarding the property. Another continuance was set for June 29, 2016.  

Another local developer has very recently been in contact with the current owner and has expressed interest in developing a much smaller residential project on the site that would include saving the church with significantly less density than plans proposed in the past.

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



Saint Boniface Info

Before contacting us please read the note above.