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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)

Sep 24, 2015 Property Tax Incentive Proposed for Renovation of Iconic Motor Row Building
Jul 29, 2015 Landmark Status Approved for Fulton-Randolph Market District
Jun 19, 2015 Landmarks Commission Honors Chicago’s Top Preservation Projects
May 13, 2015 Fulton-Randolph Historic District Receives Final Landmarks Commission Approval
Mar 18, 2015 Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Former West Side Headquarters Confirmed as Landmark District

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


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