Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year. All events take place at the Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Congress Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor unless otherwise indicated.
Preservation Snapshots Lecture The Benefits of Accessory Dwelling Units (note location)
When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: AIA Chicago 35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago
Free, Reservations Required
Coach houses are a common housing type in Chicago and are a form of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. ADUs are a well-known way to subtly increase housing options in a high-demand neighborhood, provide lower-cost housing and can increase the value to an older property
Re-legalizing them in Chicago is an official policy that has yet to be adopted, although that may change soon, following the lead of many other cities now adopting ADU legislation.
Steven Vance, urban planner, and Elle Ramel, Director of Development at Farpoint Development, will discuss the benefits of ADUs and their work to educate residents and community groups. In addition, an architect from Booth Hansen will discuss their role in designing to the narrow parameters of typical ADU laws.
About Landmarks Illinois
Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. The 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. Today, it is statewide organization with 2500 members.
Since its founding, Landmarks Illinois has saved countless architectural and historic treasures throughout the state. The organization has established a variety of programs to facilitate, promote, and educate people about historic preservation.
Landmarks Illinois’ founding mission was to stop the demolition of significant buildings in downtown Chicago. Its mission today now encompasses architecturally and historically significant sites, structures, and districts in all the cities, towns, and rural areas of Illinois.
The Marquette Building, the Chicago Theater, the Reliance Building, and St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Bloomington Courthouse Square, Oakbrook’s Mayslake, and the Zimmerman farm archaeological site are among the places that Landmarks Illinois has helped save for future generations.