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Historic Preservation

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DPD's Historic Preservation Division works with property owners, city departments, sister agencies, and the general public to promote the preservation of Chicago's historic resources. The division researches and prepares landmark designation reports and reviews permit applications for work on proposed and designated landmarks. It also administers the Demolition-Delay Ordinance, maintains the Chicago Historic Resources Survey, and promotes the preservation of historic buildings through incentives, preservation planning, public outreach, and technical assistance. The division staffs the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, which is responsible for recommending potential landmark designations to the City Council.

Most Recent News (Historic Preservation)

May 18, 2016 Landmark District Proposed for Former Old Town Artist Colony
May 18, 2016 Landmark Status Proposed for North Lawndale’s Stone Temple Baptist Church
May 18, 2016 Property Tax Incentive Proposed for Historic Fulton-Randolph Market Building
May 18, 2016 Landmark Designation, Property Tax Incentive Proposed For Commercial National Bank Building
Feb 10, 2016 Landmark Designation Approved for Marina City Complex

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Historic Preservation Division
Department of Planning and
121 N. La Salle St. #1101
Chicago, IL 60602


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