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Record #: O2017-7736   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/8/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 11/21/2017
Title: Historical landmark designation for Johnson Publishing Co. Building at 820 S Michigan Ave
Sponsors: Dept./Agency, King, Sophia D.
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2017-7736.pdf
Related files: CL2017-912
Department of Planning and Development
CITY OF CHICAGO
October 31,2017


The Honorable Anna Valencia City Clerk City of Chicago Room 107, City Hall 121 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60602

RE: Recommendation for the designation of the Johnson Publishing Company Building be designated as a Chicago Landmark, 820 S. Michigan Avenue

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the November 8, 2017, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Johnson Publishing Company Building be designated as a Chicago Landmark.
The material being submitted to you for this proposal includes the:
Recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks; and
Proposed Ordinance.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Sincerely,

Eleanor Esser Gorski, AIA Deputy Commissioner
Planning, Design and Historic Preservation Division Department of Planning and Development
cc:

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Alderman Sophia King, 4th Ward (via email without enclosure)


121 NORTH LASALLE STREET, ROOM 1000, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS G0602
ORDINANCE

Johnson Publishing Company Building 820 S. Michigan Avenue

WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Municipal Code"), Sections 2-120-630 through -690, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (the "Commission") has determined that the Johnson Publishing Company Building (the "Building"), located at 820 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, legally described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies four (4) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Section 2-120-620 (1), (3), (4) and (5) of the Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Building exemplifies the importance of the Johnson Publishing Company, a nationally significant African American owned and operated media company; and

WHEREAS, the Building is the only high rise office building in downtown Chicago built by an African A...

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