Chicago Landmark Ordinance
“A Special 11th Designation”
Due to a January 30, 2009, Appellate Court ruling, the city’s
41-year-old ordinance is operating under a cloud. The court said the
ordinance’s criteria for landmark designation were “vague” and sent the
case back to the trial court for review.
The final results of the case could have a huge impact on not
only the 277 Chicago landmark buildings and 51 districts, but on local
landmark ordinances across Illinois and the nation.