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Record #: O2020-743   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/19/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Historical landmark designation for Chicago & North Western Railway Office Building at 226 W Jackson Blvd
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: HISTORICAL LANDMARKS - Designation
Attachments: 1. O2020-743.pdf
Department of Planning and Development city of chicago


February 10, 2020


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 Chicago & North Western Railway Office Building (226 W. Jackson Boulevard) as a Chicago Landmark

Dear Clerk Valencia:

We are filing with your office for introduction at the February 19, 2020, City Council meeting as a transmittal to the Mayor and City Council of Chicago the recommendation of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that the Chicago & North Western Railway Office 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.

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

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cc: Alderman Reilly, 42nd Ward (via email w/ enclosure)

121 NORTH LASALLE STREET, ROOM 1000, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602
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Chicago and North Western Railway Office Building 226 W. Jackson Boulevard


WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Municipal Code"), Sections 2-120-620 through -690, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (the "Commission") has determined that the Chicago and North Western ("C&NW") Railway Building (the "Building"), located at 226 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, as more precisely described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein, satisfies three (3) criteria for landmark designation as set forth in Section 2-120-620 (1), (4) and (5) of the Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, the Building is significant as the best surviving building associated with the operation of C&NW's extensive rail network. The office building was essential to the successful operation of the company...

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