The Commission on Chicago Landmarks honored 13 unique redevelopment projects, including Steele Consulting Group’s Graystone Mansions at 928-30 E 42nd Place, with the 2016 Preservation Excellence Awards on October 13.
“The awards reflect outstanding commitments by private property owners to preserve and promote the City’s architectural heritage and its enduring impact on the character of our neighborhoods,” said David L. Reifman, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, which provides staff services to the Landmarks Commission.
The awards were presented to project representatives at the former Chicago Athletic Association building. Held for the 17th year, the ceremony included property owners, architects, design professionals and historic preservation specialists and advocates. The honorees were chosen by the Commission’s Permit Review Committee, which considered nearly 50 projects involving individual landmarks and landmark district buildings that were completed over the last year. The 928-30 E 42nd Place project, in which SCG collaborated with J.L. Construction, Inc., was one of only six developments recognized in the Rehabilitation category.
Other honored projects included the adaptive resuse of a former African-American political organization headquarters and the new construction of a single-family residence, both in Grand Boulevard; rehabilitated commercial buildings on the Near West Side, Douglas and Logan Square; and the restoration of a private home in Kenwood.
Read more details on the City of Chicago’s page here: Landmarks Commission Honors City’s Best Preservation Projects