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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5688 N. New Hampshire Ave., Norwood Park – 90-Day Demolition Delay List

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Address: 5688 N. New Hampshire Ave., Norwood Park #100937432 Date Received: 10/15/2021 Ward: 41st Ald. Anthony Napolitano Applicant: Dan Durkin Owner: Nicholas W. Degnan Permit Description: Substantial demolition, alteration and expansion of the two-story frame, single-family building. Status: Under Review

3849 N. Hermitage Ave., Lake View – 90-Day Demolition Delay List

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Address: 3849 N. Hermitage Ave., Lake View #100945235 Date Received: 10/22/2021 Ward: 47th Ald. Matt Martin Applicant: Precision Excavation, LLC C/O Angela Dillon Owner: Angelico Two Series 3849, LLC C/O Jay I. Hausler Permit Description: wreck and removal of a two-story, masonry and frame, multi-family residential building. Status: Under Review

10943 S. Homewood Avenue, Morgan Park-90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: 10943 S. Homewood Avenue, Morgan Park #100912834 Date Received: 5/20/2021 Ward: 19th Ward Alderman Matthew O'Shea Applicant: KLF Enterprises Owner: Righteous Oaks, LLC Permit Description: Wreck and remove a two-story frame residence. Status: Released 05/21/2021

17 S. Oakley Boulevard, Near West Side – 90-Day Demolition Delay List

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Address: 17 S. Oakley Boulevard, Near West Side #100934954 Date Received: 10/01/2021 Applicant: Thomas Montgomery Owner: Sam Brashler Permit Description: Wreck and removal of the existing roof structure on a two-story, masonry residential building, to accommodate the construction of a new rooftop addition Status: Under Review

Cook County Jail, 2602 S. California Avenue, South Lawndale-90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: Cook County Jail, 2602 S. California Avenue, South Lawndale #100913991 Date Received: 5/19/2021 Ward: 24th Ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr. Applicant: Cook County Jail Owner: Sheila Atkins (Cook County) Permit Description: Wreck and remove 16 masonry buildings in 5 phases. Demo Delay previously released under permit #100809124. Status: Released 05/28/2021

Riis Park Fieldhouse, 6100 W. Fullerton Avenue, Belmont Cragin-90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: Riis Park Fieldhouse, 6100 W. Fullerton Avenue, Belmont Cragin #100913335 and #100925159 Date Received: 06/17/2021 Ward: 30th Ward Ald. Ariel Reboyras Applicant: Public Building Commission of Chicago C/O Paulo Hernandez Owner: Chicago Park District Permit Description: Demolition of the one-story masonry gymnasium (rear) in the Jacob Riis Fieldhouse for the construction of the CPS Belmont...

1851 and 1853 N. Leavitt Street, Bucktown – 90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: 1851 and 1853 N. Leavitt Street, Bucktown #100913335 and #100929919 Date Received: 07/13/2021 Ward: 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack Applicant: Evergreen Solution USA Inc. Owner: 1853-51 N. Leavitt LLC Permit Description: Wreck and remove a 2-story masonry multi-unit residence. Status: Released 10/12/2021

Commonwealth Edison Substation, by Hermann von Holst, 747-751 W. 82nd St., Auburn Gresham – 90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: Commonwealth Edison Substation, by Hermann von Holst, 747-751 W. 82nd St., Auburn Gresham #100937610 Date Received: 08/31/2021 Ward: 21st Ward Ald. Howard B. Brookins Jr. Applicant: Alpine Demolition Services, LLC Owner: Commonwealth Edison Company C/O Leon Guaquil Permit Description: Demolition of a 1-story, masonry substation building Fieldhouse for the Status: Under Review

4323 N. Paulina St., Ravenswood – 90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: 4323 N. Paulina St., Ravenswood #100941425 Date Received: 09/29/2021 Ward: 47th Ward Ald. Matt Martin Applicant: American Demolition Corporation Owner: GXSR, LLC C/O Josephine Cronnolly and Thomas Taylor, Managers Permit Description: Demolition of a two-story, frame, single-family residential building. Status: Under Review

2622 N. Dayton St., Lincoln Park – 90-Day Demolition Delay

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Address: 2622 N. Dayton St., Lincoln Park #100943432 Date Received: 10/08/2021 Ward: 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith Applicant: Tir Conaill Concrete, Inc. C/O Charlotte McVeigh Owner: David Hansen Permit Description: Wreck and removal of a single-family, frame residential building and garage. Status: Under Review