Thursday, January 04, 2007

Proposal to Demolish Farwell Fails

In a major upset, at this afternoon's session of the Chicago Landmarks Commission, a proposal to strip the landmark Farwell building of its facade, demolish the building, and reinstall the facade on another structure appears to have failed. Chairman David Mosena announced the final vote as 4 in favor of the proposal, 3 against, and 1 abstention. He announced that the motion failed, and called on a representative from the city's Corporate Counsel office, who reaffirmed that the majority of all commissioners was required. Including the abstaining commissioner, eight were present. There was no majority, and so the motion failed. We will keep you on top of how this plays out.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. It's good to hear that the proposal failed, however, I'm confused as to what happens next.

Will Prism try the same proposal again? If not, I suspect they'll have to redesign the entire project.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lynn. That's an interesting result. They almost always vote unanimous. Do you have a breakdown of how each commission member voted?

Anonymous said...

This is probably just their way to table it until after the election.