Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Contact: 312.744.3200

Landmarks Commission meeting

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) is responsible for recommending buildings, structures, sites 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.

Members

Appointed


  • Ernest C. Wong, Chair
  • Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, Vice Chair
  • Suellen Burns
  • Tiara Hughes
  • Alicia Ponce
  • Richard Tolliver

Ex-Officio


  • Maurice Cox, DPD Commissioner

 

Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL), Permit Review Committee (PRC), and Program Committee meetings have been hosted virtually since May 2020 per City ordinance, state guidelines, and a CCL rules amendment.

Rules for virtual CCL, PRC, and Program Committee meetings are available for review. PLEASE NOTE that new “Emergency Rules Governing the Conduct of Remote Public Commission Meetings and Provisions for Remote Public Participation” are in place as of February 18, 2022, allowing for real-time requests to speak on Commission agenda items.  Public comment will still take place at the beginning of the meeting but there is no longer advance registration. A brief summary of the public comment section of the rules is available below:

  • Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting at ccl@cityofchicago.org.
  • Verbal statements by the general public for all agenda items will take place at the beginning of each meeting.
  • Members of the public wishing to speak at a meeting must join the Zoom webinar by selecting the Zoom link and passcode below.
  • Members of the public only wishing to view the meeting can click on the live-stream link at the bottom of this section.
  • The PRC will meet immediately after CCL concludes and follow identical rules on public comment.

Commission on Chicago Landmarks Zoom meeting

When: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 12:45 PM Central Time

Permit Review Committee meeting follows at 2:00 PM Central Time

Click here to join the Zoom meeting (webinar format): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89501237363
Webinar ID: 895 0123 7363
Passcode: 638295

If members of the public cannot access the Zoom webinar via a computer or smartphone, please join the virtual meeting by calling (312) 626-6799. When prompted, enter the Webinar ID (as shown above) and follow the additional prompts as appropriate.

Questions on the rules can be directed to ccl@cityofchicago.org.

Click here to access the live-stream on the day of CCL, PRC, and Program Committee meetings.

Note: If you wish to speak, you MUST join the Zoom meeting. You CANNOT speak from the live-stream.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 13 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Feb. 3 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
March 3 Agenda
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

March 29 Program Committee Notice/Agenda
Program Committee Video
April 7 Agenda
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
May 5 Agenda
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

June 9 PRC Agenda
CCL/PRC Comments
PRC Video
June 21 Program Committee Notice/Agenda

July 7 Agenda
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
August 4 Agenda
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

September 8 Agenda
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
September 22 Program Committee Notice/Agenda
October 6
November 3
December 8

 

2021 Meeting Schedule

Jan. 7 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Jan. 26 Program Committee Agenda Live Stream
Feb. 4 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

March 4 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
April 1 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
May 6 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

May 12 Public Hearing Comments
Video
June 3 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
July 1 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
July 12 Public Hearing Comments
Public Hearing Video

Aug. 5 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Sept. 2 Minutes
CCL Video
PRC Video
*Sept. 22 Program Committee Comments

Oct. 7 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Nov. 4 Minutes
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Dec. 2 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

2021 Preservation Excellence Awards

DPD and the CCL hosted the annual Preservation Excellence Awards virtually on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. A replay of the event is available on YouTube and a summary video is posted below. Full details about the project winners are available in the department's news section. Questions about the ceremony can be directed to landmarks@cityofchicago.org.

Upcoming Public Hearings - 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 the commission in its decision-making process.

Public Hearing on Landmark Designations

Upcoming public hearings for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will also be held virtually in accordance with a set of rules on the conduct of remote public hearings for landmark designations effective July 7, 2021. 

Agenda: | Access the live stream on the day of the hearing

Members of the public interested in appearing at an upcoming hearing must fill out one of the forms below and submit it to CCL@cityofchicago.org. Those seeking party status should fill the first appearance form below. Property owners and members of the general public who do not want party status but do want to make a statement should fill out the second appearance form below. Questions on the process can be directed to CCL@cityofchicago.org.

Public Hearing on Permit Applications

Upcoming public hearings for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will also be held virtually in accordance with a set of rules on the conduct of remote public hearings for permit applications effective July 27, 2020.

Members of the public interested in appearing at an upcoming hearing must fill out one of the forms below and submit it to CCL@cityofchicago.org. Those seeking party status by right or by request should fill out one of the first two forms, while the general public should fill out the third form. Questions on the process can be directed to CCL@cityofchicago.org.

Program Committee

The Program Committee of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will hold a virtual meeting simulcast to the general public via live-stream on:
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time

SUGGESTIONS RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLIC FOR POSSIBLE CHICAGO LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS
(deadline for submittal of suggestions: September 9, 2022).

PLEASE NOTE that new “Emergency Rules Governing the Conduct of Remote Public Commission Meetings and Provisions for Remote Public Participation” are in place as of February 18, 2022, allowing for real-time requests to speak on Commission agenda items. Public comment will still take place at the beginning of the meeting but there is no longer advance registration. The Emergency Rules can be found on the Commission’s website at www.chicago.gov/ccl.

Members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting must join the Zoom meeting by selecting this link: Click here to join the Zoom meeting. You can also use the link below and passcode:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86821657658
Passcode: 485168

Or this telephone number (audio only) if you prefer to join via phone:

Dial: +1 312 626 6799  
Webinar ID: 868 2165 7658
Passcode: 485168

Public comment will still take place at the beginning of the meeting so anyone wishing to speak must be signed in by the start of the meeting. Their statements will be followed by people who have submitted suggestions.

Members of the public may also submit comments in writing. Written comments must be received no later than 24 hours in advance of the meeting and should be sent to ccl@cityofchicago.gov.

Members of the public only wishing to view the virtual Commission meeting should select the link to the live-stream (“Click here to access the live-stream”) from http://www.chicago.gov/ccl

2020 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 9 Minutes
Feb. 6 Minutes
March 5 Minutes April 2 Cancelled
May 7 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

June 4 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

July 1 Special Meeting Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
July 9 MinutesCCL Video
PRC Video

Aug. 6 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Sept. 3 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments

CCL Video
PRC Video

Oct. 1 Minutes
CCL Comments
PRC Comments - Pt. 1
PRC Comments - Pt. 2
PRC Comments - Pt. 3
PRC Comments - Pt. 4
PRC Comments - Pt. 5
PRC Comments - Pt. 6
CCL Video
PRC Video

Nov. 5 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video
Dec. 3 Minutes
CCL Comments
CCL Video
PRC Video

2019 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 10 Minutes
Feb. 7 Minutes
March 7 Minutes
April 4 Minutes
May 2 Minutes
May 16 Minutes
June 6 Minutes

July 11 PRC Minutes
Aug. 1 Minutes
Sept. 5 Minutes

Oct. 3 Minutes
Nov. 7 Minutes
Dec. 5 Minutes

2018 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 11 Minutes
Feb. 1 Minutes
March 8 Minutes
April 12 Cancelled
May 3 Minutes
June 7 Minutes
July 12 Minutes
Aug. 2 Minutes
Sept. 6 Minutes
Oct. 4 Minutes
Nov. 1 Minutes
Dec. 6 Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 5 Minutes
Feb. 2 Minutes
March 2 PRC Minutes
April 6 Minutes
May 4 Minutes
June 1 Minutes
July 6 Minutes
Aug. 3 Minutes
Sept. 7 Minutes
Oct. 5 Minutes
Nov. 2 Minutes
Dec. 7 Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 7 Minutes
Feb. 4 Minutes
March 3 Minutes
April 7 Minutes
May 5 Minutes
June 2 Minutes
July 7 Minutes
Aug. 4 Minutes
Sept. 1 Minutes
Oct. 6 Minutes
Nov. 3 Minutes
Dec. 1 Minutes

2015 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 8 PRC Minutes
Feb. 5 Minutes
March 5 Minutes
April 9 PRC Minutes
May 13 Minutes
June 4 Minutes
July 9 Minutes
Aug. 6 Minutes
Sept. 2 Cancelled
Oct. 1 Minutes
Nov. 5 Minutes
Dec. 3 Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 9 Minutes
Feb. 6 Minutes
March 6 Minutes
March 13 PRC Minutes
April 3 Minutes
May 1 Minutes

June 5 Minutes
July 9-10 Minutes
Aug. 7 Minutes
Sept. 4 Minutes

Oct. 2 PRC Minutes
Nov. 6 Minutes
Dec. 4 Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 10 Minutes
Feb. 7 Minutes
March 7 Minutes
April 4 Minutes
May 2 Minutes
June 6 Minutes
June 27 Minutes
July 11 Minutes
Aug. 1 Minutes
Sept. 5 Minutes
Oct. 3 Minutes
Nov. 7 Minutes
Dec. 5 Minutes

2012 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 5 Minutes
Feb. 2 Minutes
March 1 Minutes
April 5 Minutes
May 3 Minutes
June 7 Minutes
July 12 Minutes
Aug. 2 Minutes
Sept. 6 Minutes
Oct. 4 Minutes
Nov. 1 Minutes
Dec. 6 Minutes

2011 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 6 Cancelled
Feb. 3 Minutes
March 3 Minutes
April 7 Minutes
May 5 Minutes
June 2 Minutes
July 7 Minutes
Aug. 4 Minutes
Sept. 1 Minutes
Oct. 6 Minutes
Nov. 3 Minutes
Dec. 1 Minutes

2010 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 7 Minutes
Feb. 4 Minutes
March 4 Cancelled
April 1 Minutes
May 6 Minutes
June 3 Minutes
July 1 Minutes
Aug. 5 Minutes
Sept. 2 Minutes
Oct. 7 Minutes
Nov. 4 Minutes
Dec. 2 Minutes

2009 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 8 Minutes
Feb. 5 Minutes
March 5 Minutes
April 2 Minutes
May 7 Minutes
June 4 Minutes
July 9 Minutes
Aug. 6 Minutes
Sept. 3 Minutes
Oct. 1 Minutes
Nov. 5 Minutes
Dec. 3 Minutes

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