"Recently, I learned that 4017 N. Sheridan Rd., home of Nick’s Uptown, was purchased by Thorek hospital.
I share the concerns of many residents about the potential threat to the future of this historic building, and I contacted the Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Housing and Economic Development to discuss options to save the building.
With my full support, the Historic Preservation Division plans to pursue Chicago Landmark status for this building. While my office and Landmarks will work with the property owner regarding any future changes to the property, this process does not require the consent of the property owner.
The Historic Preservation Division plans to present this proposal to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks before the end of the year. If Landmarks supports the recommendation, the designation will go the full City Council for approval, which will provide legal protection for the building against alteration or demolition. Any future building or demolition permits would then need to be reviewed by Landmarks.
- To learn more about the designation process and criteria: http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/landmarksweb/web/generalinformation.htm
- To learn more about the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and see upcoming meeting agendas: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/landmarks_commission.html
- Please contact Abby Sullivan with any further comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-878-4646."