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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90-Day Demolition Delay: 2923-25 W. Jackson Blvd., East Garfield Park

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#101043316 Date Received: 02/05/2024 Ward: 27th Ald. Walter Burnett Jr Applicant: MBR Wrecking & Construction, Inc. C/O Joel Reifer Owner: 5301 W. Ogden, LLC C/O James Spyropoulous Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a one-story masonry building. Status: Under Review

90-Day Demolition Delay: 2923-25 W. Jackson Blvd., East Garfield Park

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#101043316 Date Received: 02/05/2024 Ward: 27th Ald. Walter Burnett Jr Applicant: MBR Wrecking & Construction, Inc. C/O Joel Reifer Owner: 5301 W. Ogden, LLC C/O James Spyropoulous Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a one-story masonry building. Status: Under Review

90-Day Demolition Delay: 1851 N. Leavitt St., Bucktown

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Date Received: 07/10/2023 Address: 1851 N. Leavitt St. Ward: 32nd Ald. Scott Waguespack Applicant: Ruuk, Inc. DBA Maxym Demolition C/O Dmytro Trotsenko Owner: 1851 N. Leavitt, LLC C/O Anna Styka Permit Description: Wreck and remove a one-story masonry multi-unit residence. Status: Released 10/16/2023

90-Day Demolition Delay: 1406 N. North Park Ave., Old Town

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#101018345 Date Received: 07/13/2023 Ward: 2nd Ald. Brian Hopkins Applicant: National Wrecking Company C/O Ana L. Montanez Owner: Catherine Cook School C/O David Murphy, Dir. of Facilities Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a 2.5-story residential building and detached garage. Status:  Released 10/16/2023

90-Day Demolition Delay: 749 E. Oakwood Blvd., Oakland

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#101002678 Date Received: 08/14/2023 Ward: 4th Ald. Lamont J. Robinson Applicant: Alliance Demolition and Evacuation Services, Inc. C/O Brittany Robinson Owner: City of Chicago Department of Buildings C/O Donald Mitchell Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a three-story, masonry residential building. Status: Released 08/15/2023

90-Day Demolition Delay: Florence Crittenton Anchorage / The Wolfson Building, 2678 W. Washington Blvd., East Garfield Park

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#101013739 Date Received: 05/19/2023 Ward: 27th Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr. Applicant: Maria V Contracting, Inc. C/O Magaly Villegas Owner: Landmark Living 2678, LLC C/O Guillermo Meza Ortega Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a three-story, masonry commercial building. Status: On August 3, 2023, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a preliminary landmark recommendation for the...

90-Day Demolition Delay: Harold Meitus House, 6740 S. South Shore Dr., South Shore

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#101010607 Date Received: 03/29/2023 Ward: 5th Ald. Desmon C. Yancy Applicant: Precision Excavation, LLC C/O Estefania Enriquez Owner: South Shore & 67, LLC C/O Naser Odeh, Manager Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a 3-story masonry, single-family residential building. Status: Released 06/27/2023

90-Day Demolition Delay: St. Matthias Church Complex, 2310 W. Ainslie St., Lincoln Square

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#101016367 Date Received: 06/06/2023 Ward: 40th Applicant: Windy City Consulting C/O Joe Glorioso Owner: CKG Realty Group, LLC C/O Scott Young Schiller, Manager Permit Description: ​Partial demolition of the roof structure to accommodate new frame dormers at the west and north for conversion of the former rectory into a 12-unit, multi-family residence with basements. Status:...

90-Day Demolition Delay: 1851 N. Leavitt St., Bucktown

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Date Received: 07/10/2023 Address: 1851 N. Leavitt St. Ward: 32nd Ald. Scott Waguespack Applicant: Ruuk, Inc. DBA Maxym Demolition C/O Dmytro Trotsenko Owner: 1851 N. Leavitt, LLC C/O Anna Styka Permit Description: Wreck and remove a one-story masonry multi-unit residence. Status: Released 10/16/2023

90-Day Demolition Delay: 1406 N. North Park Ave., Old Town

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#101018345 Date Received: 07/13/2023 Ward: 2nd Ald. Brian Hopkins Applicant: National Wrecking Company C/O Ana L. Montanez Owner: Catherine Cook School C/O David Murphy, Dir. of Facilities Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a 2.5-story residential building and detached garage. Status:  Released 10/16/2023