As of January 2013, IPM has turned over the lead position in the Saint Boniface Senior Living Project to Carefree Development LLC. Carefree is not new to the project. They have been involved for some time. Link to Carefree Development LLC

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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.


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.


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Update December 4, 2013


The Illinois Housing Development Authority has once again denied Carefree Developments tax credit application.

These tax credits would have been for the adaptive reuse of Saint Boniface Church into senior living.  

Reasons for the denial include regulations requiring the property to be fully zoned for its intended use and that the adaptive reuse costs would have brought the projects per unit cost to a level beyond which IHDA is authorized to approve.

Phil Moeller of Carefree Development has informed Saint Boniface Info that they have met with Alderman Burnett, Senator Delgado and Staff at the City and that all strongly continue to support the adaptive reuse of the church. 

Carefree intends to submit a revised application to the IHDA early next year. In conjunction with efforts to secure funding from the IHDA in 2014, Carefree is also negotiating with market rate developers for the possible sale of the property for the development of market rate (for sale or lease) housing.  

Mr. Moeller also stated that, “It is our intent to ensure the church structure is saved via IHDA funding and/or via the redevelopment of the property for market rate housing.”

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Link to Timeline & Update Archive


The Eckhart Park Community Council’s Saint Boniface Committee meets regularly with IPM to discuss the Saint Boniface Senior Living project.  Saint Boniface Info will post all meeting   updates.


Previous updates can be seen on the Timeline page of this site.  


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