ADVOCACY90-Day Demolition Delay

90-Day Demolition Delay

The Demolition Delay Ordinance, adopted by City Council in 2003, establishes a hold of up to 90 days in the issuance of any demolition permit for certain historic buildings in order that the Department of Planning and Development can explore options, as appropriate, to preserve the building, including but not limited to Landmark designation.
 
The ordinance applies to buildings rated red and orange in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey (CHRS), but it should be modified to include all buildings included in the survey. These buildings are designated on the city’s zoning map. The delay period starts at the time the permit application is presented to the department’s Historic Preservation Division offices and can be extended beyond the original 90 days by mutual agreement with the applicant. The purpose of the ordinance is to ensure that no important historic resource can be demolished without consideration as to whether it should and can be preserved.
 
Preservation Chicago is advocating to extend the existing Demolition Delay Ordinance to at least 180 days or longer, in order to create the time community members, stakeholders, decision makers, and elected officials need to conduct robust discussions regarding the fate of these historic buildings and irreplaceable Chicago assets. The support of the Mayor and City Council is necessary to advance this effort.
 
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Address: New Devon Theater / Assyrian American, 1618 W. Devon Ave., Rogers Park

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Address: New Devon Theater / Assyrian American, 1618 W. Devon Ave., Rogers Park #100946230 Date Received: 12/3/2021 Ward: 40th Ald. Andre Vasquez Applicant: Alpine Demolition Services, LLC Owner: Doris Eneamokwu Permit Description: Opening of closed existing windows, install new window frame and glazing, repair existing glazed brick as needed (tuckpointing) Status: Under review"As of September 2,...

Address: 1325 W. Carmen Avenue, Andersonville

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Address: 1325 W. Carmen Avenue, Andersonville #100970938 Date Received: 05/17/2022 Ward: 47th Ald. Matt Martin Applicant: Demox, Inc. C/O Vitalii Grygorashchujk Owner: Jerald and Pamela Kreis Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a 2-1/2 story frame residential building. Status: Released 08/16/20221325 W Carmen Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 $899,000 Sale Status: Contingent"DEVELOPER ALERT! ATTENTION DEVELOPERS, INVESTORS AND REHABBERS! Unique...

Address: 1909 N. Orchard Street, Old Town

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Address: 1909 N. Orchard Street, Old Town #100975594 Date Received: 06/10/2022 Ward: 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith Applicant: Quality Excavation, Inc. C/O Grainne Keane Owner: GrowCor, LLC C/O Charles Grode Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a 2.5-story, masonry, multi-family residential building. Status: Released 07/28/2022

Address: 1535 N. Maplewood Avenue, Wicker Park

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Address: 1535 N. Maplewood Avenue, Wicker Park #100955534 Date Received: 07/01/2022 Ward: 1st Ward Ald. Daniel La Spata Applicant: IR Design Firm, Inc. C/O Hemal Purohit Owner: 1535 N. Maplewood Apartments, LLC C/O Gregory M. Fordon, Jr. Permit Description: Partial demolition of a masonry two-flat to accommodate a new one-story rooftop addition. Status: Released 07/28/2022

Address: 3246 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, North Park

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Address: 3246 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, North Park #100960059 Date Received: 07/05/2022 Ward: 39th Ward Ald. Samantha Nugent Applicant: Hanna Architects, Inc. Owner: 3244-50 Bryn Mawr, LLC C/O Igor Michin Permit Description: Partial demolition of an existing 1-story commercial building with a new 4-story addition. Status: Released 08/11/2022 [Per an Administrative Order issued by the Department of...

Address: 3418 W. Jackson Blvd., Garfield Park

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Address: 3418 W. Jackson Blvd., Garfield Park #100970047 Date Received: 08/10/2022 Ward: 28th Ald. Jason C. Ervin Applicant: Alliance Demolition and Evacuation Services, Inc. Owner: City of Chicago Permit Description: Wreck and remove a three-story, masonry residential building and garage. Status: Released 08/11/2022

Address: 3920-3922 N. Lincoln Ave. North Center

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Address: 3920-3922 N. Lincoln Ave. North Center #100981484 Date Received: 08/18/2022 Ward: 47th Ald. Matt Martin Applicant: Longford Design, Development + Construction C/O Brian Connolly Owner: 3914 N. Lincoln Permit Description: Demolition of a three-story masonry building. Status: Released 08/24/2022

Address: 1328 N. State Parkway, Gold Coast

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Address: 1328 N. State Parkway, Gold Coast #100984396 Date Received: 08/19/2022 Ward: 2nd Ald. Brian Hopkins Applicant: Robert Davies Owner: Robert Davies Permit Description: Partial demolition of the roof and rear floor plate to facilitate a larger rehabilitation project including full restoration of the front façade of a three-story masonry building. Status: Released 09/12/2022

Address: 1542 N. Mohawk Street, Old Town

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Address: 1542 N. Mohawk Street, Old Town #100986304 Date Received: 09/09/2022 Ward: 2nd Ald. Brian Hopkins Applicant: Precision Excavation, LLC Owner: Todd and Kara Dziedzic Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a masonry two-story single-family building and a detached two-car garage.

Address: New Devon Theater / Assyrian American, 1618 W. Devon Ave., Rogers Park

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Address: New Devon Theater / Assyrian American, 1618 W. Devon Ave., Rogers Park #100946230 Date Received: 12/3/2021 Ward: 40th Ald. Andre Vasquez Applicant: Alpine Demolition Services, LLC Owner: Doris Eneamokwu Permit Description: Opening of closed existing windows, install new window frame and glazing, repair existing glazed brick as needed (tuckpointing) Status: Under review"As of September 2,...