2FM Notification of Section 106 Review

Kevin Laberge of the Department of Fleet and Facility Management sent a letter stating that a Section 106 review to be conducted in accordance with the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act had been initiated for the Pullman Artspace Lofts.

The letter dated November 9, 2017, provides information about the Pullman Artspace Lofts "undertaking" and solicits information from the public for the initial "scoping process" of the Section 106 review.

You can participate in the Section 106 review of the Pullman Artspace Lofts in three ways:

  1. Request to serve as a "consulting party" by sending an email or letter to Mr. Laberge that explains your interest in the "undertaking."
  2. Send an email or letter with comments about the APE, historic resources, and potential effects during the "scoping stage" of the review.
  3. Attend public meetings throughout the process.



Consulting Party Request - SAMPLE

Download this sample letter that you can use as a model if you'd like to request to be a consulting party.

It is a password protected PDF file. Send an email to: for the password.

Scoping Comments - SAMPLE

Download this sample letter you can use to provide comments about the Pullman Artspace Lofts. 2FM is seeking comments on the APE, historic resources, and potential effects

It is a password protected PDF file. Send an email to: for the password.


Kevin M. Laberge
City of Chicago – 2FM
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL  60602


VIII. How to Evaluate the Integrity of a Property

This excerpt from National Register Bulletin: How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation provides information about the seven "National Register criteria" that are used to evaluate a the integrity of a "historic property." The seven aspects of integrity are:

  • Location
  • Design
  • Setting
  • Materials
  • Workmanship
  • Feeling
  • Association

If the proposed Pullman Artspace Lofts will "alter characteristics that qualify a specific property for  inclusion in the National Register in a manner that would diminish the integrity" of the adjacent historic properties or the Pullman National Historic Landmark District itself, the project is deemed to have an "adverse effect" that must be resolved during the Section 106 process.

Adverse effects can be direct or indirect and
include the following:

  • physical destruction or damage
  • alteration inconsistent with the Secretary of the
    Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • relocation of the property
  • change in the character of the property’s use or
  • introduction of incompatible visual, atmospheric,
    or audible elements
  • neglect and deterioration
  • transfer, lease, or sale of a historic property out of federal control without adequate preservation restrictions