Category: Neighborhood Development and Construction

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Stabilization Housing Pilot Updates

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Thank you neighbors who came out to the Stabilization Housing Meeting on May 31st 2023. We have reviewed and answered all of the questions submitted through our form that closed June 9th 2023 . You can find the answers to these questions here. Please review this document to see if your question has already been […]

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Lincoln Ave Streetscape + Plaza Community Open House

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Update 7/11/23 On June 15th, the Chicago Department of Transportation held a community open house at Ainslie Arts Plaza to showcase the final design of the Lincoln Avenue Streetscape. This event involved posters showcasing the final designs of each block and neighbors walked through the event and were able to ask CDOT and the Alders […]

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Stabilization Housing Pilot Community Meeting

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Community Meeting On May 31st at 6 pm at Swedish Hospital Anderson Pavillion (2751 W Winona), our office will be holding a community meeting to present the redevelopment and conversion of the Diplomat Motel (5230 N Lincoln) into 40 units of stabilization housing for unsheltered neighbors in the 40th Ward. About the City Stabilization Housing […]

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Catalpa Plaza Open House Community Meeting

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Please join CDOT at this open house style community meeting to learn more about Catalpa Plaza and to provide input. At the meeting there will be exhibits displaying plaza design concepts that the community is invited to provide feedback on. There will also be opportunity for questions and answers during the entirety of the open […]

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Public Meeting Regarding Catalpa Plaza

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The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in partnership with the 40th and 48th wards is conducting a plaza improvement project on Catalpa Avenue from Clark Street to Ashland Avenue. The project aims to create a pedestrian-only plaza by closing Catalpa between Clark and Ashland to through traffic and providing amenities that will create a neighborhood […]

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Eastbound Lawrence Lane Closure Update

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On Thursday, March 24th an eastbound lane on Lawrence Avenue was closed to traffic. This closure was due to an emergency sewer repair being conducted by the Department of Water Management. This work was unrelated to the ongoing streetscape construction. Unfortunately, due to the emergency nature of the work the Department of Water Management was […]

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Winnemac Park Improvement TIF Legislation Introduced

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This past Wednesday at the March City Council hearing, the Chicago Park District introduced legislation to appropriate $2 million of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds for improvements at Winnemac Park including baseball diamond, turf infield and ball field improvements, field drainage improvements and field restoration, tennis court rehab and site paving and site improvements which […]

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Neighborhood Business Development Centers awarded Funds to Assist Small Businesses

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Recently, the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced the grantees of the BACP Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) grant program. Participants of the $3.3 million NBDC program will deliver highly specialized business programs and services that help entrepreneurs start, and business owners grow or sustain their small businesses, as well as assist their program peers […]

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Update on TIF Improvements for Winnemac Park

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Funding requests for Winnemac Park I am excited to announce my support of the request for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars for park improvements at Winnemac Park. The Park District is requesting $2 million for park improvements including a new artificial turf baseball infield, field drainage improvements, tennis court renovations and site improvements including pathway […]

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Lawrence Avenue Streetscape Construction Update

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Construction Review Meetings for the Lawrence Avenue Streetscape will be held both online and in person at the field office. The field office is located at 4546 Western Avenue, which is located just south of West Wilson Avenue. The first 10 to 15 minutes of each meeting will be spent on informing the public on […]

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NOTICE OF INTENT – Clark/Summerdale/Ashland (Trader Joes)

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Dear Neighbors, Thank you to the many neighbors who attended our Community Driven Zoning Meeting via zoom on October 26th, and filling out our feedback survey in the two weeks since. Community Feedback After consideration of resident feedback, the Ward Office acknowledges the community support for the proposed Trader Joe’s location. We received over 700 […]