Old Town Triangle Association – Resolution Regarding Hardie Board Passed on March 14, 2017
WHEREAS, The Old Town Triangle Association (“OTTA”) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents who live in an area of the City of Chicago bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, and the ghost of Ogden Avenue (“The Triangle”); and
WHEREAS, The OTTA is committed to preserving the architectural and historical integrity of buildings in the Triangle.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE OLD TOWN TRIANGLE ASSOCIATION – HISTORIC DISTRICT PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE that any exterior restoration or renovation of a framed home within the OTTA shall utilize wood clapboard. The use of Hardie Board or any alternative product is not consistent with the historic structures of the OTTA. The OTTA opposes the use of Hardie Board or any alternative product on the façade of a house.
Use of wood is strongly encouraged on the sides and rear of a house, however, in some cases, the use of Hardie Board or any alternative product may be required or recommended by the City of Chicago.