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Record #: SO2017-4871   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 4/18/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 2-14-150 and 2-120-910 regarding penalties and remedies for violators of structural safety requirements for landmark buildings
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 14 Dept. of Administrative Hearings, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 120 Commissioners & Commissions
Attachments: 1. SO2017-4871.pdf, 2. O2017-4871.pdf


SECTION 1. Section 2-120-910 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-120-910 Penalties and remedies for violations.
The following penalties and remedies shall be applicable to violations of this ordinance: -k
(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section:

"Contributing Acts" means an Owner's acts or omissions that significantly contribute to damage to a Structure, or any part thereof, to a degree that results in its demolition, or results in a written determination by the Department of Buildings or a tribunal of competent jurisdiction that demolition of the Structure, or any part thereof, is necessary- Indicia of Contributing Acts may include, but are not limited to!
An exterior element which is attached in such a manner that it might fall and injure persons or property;
A structural element, such as a foundation, floor, wall, column, beam, truss, or rafter, which is:

Defective or deteriorated:
Insufficient to safely carry imposed loads; or
Split, sagging, leaning, listing, or buckling due to defective materials or deterioration.
Deteriorated or ineffective waterproofing of exterior walls, roofs, foundations, or floors, including broken windows or doors;
Defective or insufficient weather protection for exterior wall covering, including lack of paint or other protective covering.


Any system or feature, intended to protect the building and its occupants from fire and similar hazards, which is either required and absent, or present and inoperable.
Work carried out in the absence of, contrary to, or outside the scope of any required permits.

"Owner" shall have the definition set forth in Section 13-4-010 of the Code.

"Structure" means a building, structure, work of art, or other object that either is designated as a Chicago Landmark or is located within a district design...

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