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.
- Restoration project must be consistent with Commission standards and guidelines
- Scope of work and budget must be preapproved
- Scope of work must be substantial interior or exterior renovation work that is visible from a public street or within a portion of the interior that is open to the public. This work must exceed normal maintenance.
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.
In this round, Applicants may apply for Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund grants for Uncompleted Projects $30,000 or Over.
Application deadline is August 15, 2017