Updated June 27, 2018
The Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund allocates funding generated by downtown construction projects to support restoration of buildings that have been individually designated as a Chicago Landmark, or a contributing building in a designated landmark district, excluding single-family homes and residential buildings of six units or less.
The City acquires the funds through the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus, in which developers pay a voluntary fee to achieve increased density in certain downtown districts. Ten percent of that money goes to this fund.
Projects must meet the following conditions:
Priority is given to projects that address exterior envelope issues. Additional funding priorities established by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) are outlined in the application. Projects that require a grant of more than $250,000 must be approved by City Council. The ordinance requires DPD post an annual report detailing the receipt and expenditure of funds. The report for 2017 can be found at this link.
Applicants may apply for Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund grants:
Applications are not being accepted at this time. Check back for information on a second round of funding.
Uncompleted Projects $30K+
|August 15, 2017|