ABOUT SECTION 106
Know Your Rights Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
We've created this 13-minute video to introduce the two reviews that are currently being conducted of the proposed Pullman Artspace Lofts--a NEPA review and a Section 106 review. Pullman residents and other interested parties have the right under federal law to "consult" throughout the Section 106 review process.
If you don't have time to watch the video, you can download a PDF of the presentation (below) that includes most of the same information.
Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review
Read this helpful guide to Section 106 from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and you'll be well on your way to understanding the overall process.
As the Council explains, "In the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), Congress established a comprehensive program to preserve the historical and cultural foundations of the nation as a living part of community life. Section 106 of the NHPA is crucial to that program because it requires consideration of historic preservation in the multitude of projects with federal involvement that take place across the nation every day."
You can also read about the Section 106 process on the Council's website.
You may also find it helpful to review the website for the current Section 106 review of the proposed Barack Obama Presidential Center to be constructed in Jackson Park.
36 CFR 800--Protection of Historic Properties
This is the complete text of 36 CFR 800--Protection of Historic Properties. It describes in extensive detail each step of the Section 106 review process. It's not an easy read, but if you're a stickler for knowing the details, dig in!
Dec. 11, 2017 - Advisory Council Email
Email from John Fowler, Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. notifying the City of Chicago that the Council has chosen to participate in Section 106 review of the Pullman Artspace Lofts due to the "potential for procedural problems."
Nov. 14, 2017 - Advisory Council Email
Email from Charlene Vaughn, Assistant Director of the Office of Federal Agency Programs of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. regarding the Section 106 review of the Pullman Artspace Lofts.
Nov. 9, 2017 - Section 106 Notification
Notification from the Department of Fleet and Facility Management about the NEW Pullman Artspace Lofts's Section 106 Review.
Sept. 27, 2017 - Artspace to IHDA
Developer informs the Illinois Housing Development Authority that the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency's earlier "Section 106 reviews" were "invalid."
May 4, 2017 - ACHP Letter to IHDA
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Informs Illinois Housing Development Authority that SHPO cannot issue "project clearance" (which the SHPO did twice in 2016). The Council also reminds the IHDA that you cannot have a Section 106 review without "consultation" (which they also did).