AIA Chicago — Working With an Architect

Through December 10, 2014

February 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
Chapter 2-157 Large Lot Program
4-4-312 Businesses — Chronic Illegal Activities Premises (General Licensing Provisions)
9-112-565 Consolidated Taxicab Electronic Dispatch Applications (Hazardous Use Units)

Repealed
4-60-142 Responsibilities of Licensee (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-190 Complaint Procedure (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-195 Public Nuisance (Liquor Dealers)

Amended
4-4-050 License — Application (General Licensing Provisions)
4-4-313 Business That Are or Cause a Nuisance (General Licensing Provisions)
4-60-040 License — Application and Issuance Procedures (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-070 Issuance Authority — Special Licenses (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-180 License Revocation — One Year Wait For New License (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-181 Revocation Order Not Stayed by Appeal (Liquor Dealers)
4-388-090 Applicability of Code — Sale and Service of Alcoholic Beverages (Rooftops in Wrigley Field Adjacent Area)
9-104-040 License — Suspension and Revocation (Public Chauffeurs)
9-104-140 Violation — Penalty (Public Chauffeurs)
9-112-030 Total Number of Licenses (Taxicabs)
9-112-070 Specifications for Taxicab Vehicles (Taxicabs)
9-112-100 Qualifications for License (Taxicabs)
9-112-220 Lease Rate Regulations (Taxicabs)
9-112-230 Tiered Lease Rate Structure (Taxicabs)
9-112-240 Medallion License Only Lease Agreements (Taxicabs)
9-112-410 Advertising Signs Permitted When (Taxicabs)
9-112-430 License and Other Taxicab Industry License Transfers (Taxicabs)
9-112-600 Taxicab Rates of Fare — Revision (Taxicabs)
9-112-610 Recordkeeping — Financial Reports (Taxicabs)
9-112-630 Violation — Penalty (Taxicabs)
9-114-040 Qualifications for License (Public Passenger Vehicles Other Than Taxicabs)
13-12-340 Re-Examination (Enforcement of Building, Electrical and Fire Regulations)
17-3-0503 Designation and Boundaries (Business and Commercial Districts)
17-4-1002 Floor Area Ratio Bonus Menu (Downtown Districts)
17-4-1004 Affordable Housing (Downtown Districts)
17-4-1020 Transit Station Improvements (Downtown Districts)
17-9-0129 Medical Cannabis Dispensing Organizations and Cultivation Centers (Use Regulations)

Through December 2, 2014

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
Chapter 1-24 The Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance

Amended
2-25-050 Powers and Duties of the Department (Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)
2-92-320 Ineligibility for City Transactions — Other Offenses (Department of Purchases, Contracts and Supplies)
2-92-610 Contracts Requiring a Base Wage (Department of Purchases, Contracts and Supplies)
4-4-320 License Denial, Revocation or Suspension for Certain Offenses (General Licensing Provisions)

Commercial Building Leaders Help Chicago to Attain Energy Goals

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The city’s Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative aims to reduce commercial energy use in participating buildings by 20% over the next five years. Two major commercial building operators—JLL and Urban Innovations—have together reduced energy use by nearly 3 million kilowatt hours annually, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
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The Multifamily Challenge: Sustainability and Certification

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Approximately one in four Americans lives in a multifamily building. And of those buildings, 60% were constructed prior to 1980. When it comes to greening—and certifying—our building stock, existing, multifamily buildings offer at once great opportunities and terrific challenges.
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Motorola, Mobilized

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

This is not just a workspace, it is a rebirth. Motorola Mobility has had a turbulent last few years; first being disjoined from the storied Motorola, Inc. to being purchased by Google and ultimately sold off to Chinese technology firm Lenovo. Amidst all this, the company moved its headquarters into a new, vibrant space in the Merchandise Mart.
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Overall Water Usage Declines in the U.S.

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Kelli Foy

Those of us living in the Great Lakes region might take it for granted, but water conservation is an important part of creating a secure environment. A recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report boasts some good news on this front for sustainability experts.
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Energy Benchmarking Begins at Your Roof

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Bill McHugh, CRC Executive Director

Whether it’s a new project or a retrofit, saving energy and money starts at the top. Nowhere are a building’s extremes more evident than the roof, especially last winter season. This is where heat is lost in winter and infiltrates in summer; where wind and precipitation meet the building’s top with a vengeance, challenging it physically and structurally.
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Through September 10, 2014

November 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Amended
4-92-052 Premises (Massage Establishments and Massage Services)
17-6-0403 Use Table and Standards (Special Purpose Districts)
17-11-0201 Vehicular Use Areas — Applicability (Landscaping and Screening)
17-11-0202 Vehicular Use Areas — Perimeter Landscaping, Screening and Fencing (Landscaping and Screening)

New Facility Will Train Union Electricians in Next-Gen Technologies

November 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The IBEW NECA Technical Institute (IN TECH) campus has long been a recognizable site to drivers on I-294 as they travel through southwest suburban Alsip. It will soon stand out even more, however, after distinctive structures including turbines and solar panels go up. That’s not to mention a building that will look like the latest spaceship to land in the Chicago region since the Soldier Field redesign.
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Lucas Museum Starts to Take Shape

November 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The renderings are in for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that will go up on a parking lot adjacent to Soldier Field. Filmmaker George Lucas announced the project earlier this year and tapped Beijing-based MAD Architects to design the museum.
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