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Record #: O2019-8453   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 11/20/2019
Title: Historical landmark designation for Promontory Apartments at 5530-5532 S Shore Drive
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Attachments: 1. O2019-8453.pdf
Department of Planning and Development city of chicago

November 5, 2019

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

RE: Ordinance designating the Promontory Apartments (5530-32 S. Shore Drive) as a Chicago Landmark

Dear Clerk Valencia:

—We are filing with your office for introduction at the November 13 ,~2019; City Council meeting ~-as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Promontory Apartments 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.

Kathleen E. Dickhut Bureau Chief
Bureau of Planning, Historic Preservation & Sustainability Department of Planning and Development


Alderman Hairston, 5 1 Ward (via email w/ enclosure)


Promontory Apartments 5530-5532 South Shore Drive (evens)

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 Promontory Apartments (the "Building"), located at 5530-5532 South Shore Drive, 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) ofthe Municipal Code; and
WHEREAS, the Building, completed in the spring of 1949, was one of the first International Style high-rise apartment buildings in the nation; and
WHEREAS, the Building is the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, an architect acknowledged internationally as a master of his craft; and
WHEREAS, the Building possesses high artistic value ...

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