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Record #: O2017-4871   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-120-910 concerning 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. 120 Commissioners & Commissions
Attachments: 1. O2017-4871.pdf

Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards









SECTION 1. The Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by revising Section 2-120-910 by adding the language underlined and deleting the language struck through as follows:



2-120-910 Penalties and remedies for violations.

The following penalties and remedies shall be applicable to violations of this ordinance:

1. Penalties. Failure to perform any act required by the ordinance codified in this Article XVII or performance of any action which is prohibited by said sections shall constitute a violation thereof. Every day on which a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation and a separate offense. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense. In addition, if the owner of property designated a "Chicago Landmark" wilfully (sic) or through gross negligence cauoos all or any part of allows the property to become unsafe or structurally compromised be demoliohod or substantially destroyed or altered without the approval of the city council or the commission, as the case may be, and does not make the necessary repairs within thirty (30) days of receipt of a certified letter notifying the owner of the property that the building is unsafe or structurally compromised, then no permit to construct a new structure or improve said structure shall be issued for said property or for the land upon which the landmark stood within five years of the date of the determination that the building is unsafe or structurally compromised demolition or alteration. Thereafter for a period of 20 years, commencing at the end of the five-year period herein before stated, any application for a building permit on the subject premises shall follow the procedure heretofore set out in Section 2-120-740 through 2r 120-800.

BRIAN HOPKINS Alderman, 2nd Ward





SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance is effective upon passage and publication.