Updated May 2, 2019
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 within the downtown zoning district. Ten percent of that money goes to this fund.
Adopt-a-Landmark projects must meet the following conditions:
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. Projects that require a grant of more than $250,000 must be approved by City Council. The ordinance requires DPD post an annual report detailing the receipt and expenditure of funds. The report for 2017 is available now, and a 2018 report will be available in May 2019.
Applicants may now apply for Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund grants worth $30,000 or more on uncompleted projects.
|2019 Application Round||
Uncompleted Projects $30K+
|July 1, 2019|