Commission on Chicago Landmarks
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) is responsible for recommending buildings, sites, objects, and districts for legal protection as official Chicago landmarks. Staffed by the Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), the commission is also responsible for reviewing proposed alterations to existing landmarks and districts, as well as proposed demolitions of structures considered to be historically or architecturally significant. Established in 1968, the commission has nine members that are appointed by the mayor with City Council consent. Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of every month and begin at 12:45 p.m.
As of June 2023, meetings of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks are being held in-person at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Meetings held in the Council Chamber, Room 201-A, and Room 1003 will be available to watch online via livestream.
2023 Meeting Schedule
March 9 Agenda
Public Hearing (None currently scheduled)
Public hearings are distinct from regular commission meetings. Hearings are scheduled regarding certain proposed landmark designations, permit applications, or other processes and provide the opportunity for all interested persons to present evidence and testimony with regard to the matter under consideration. Hearings allow the commission to gather relevant facts and information to assist in its decision-making process.
Anyone wishing to participate in a public hearing must be present at the meeting. Those wishing to only view the hearing may do so by watching online via livestream. For further information, please call the Commission on Chicago Landmarks at (312) 744-3200.
Program Committee (None currently scheduled)
Meeting of the Program Committee: Review of Suggestions Received from the Public for Chicago Landmark Designation and Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places will be held:
To be considered at the meeting: