We received the following on October 11 from Lathrop Community Partners, the developers for the redevelopment of the Lathrop site:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thank you for joining us at the presentation of the revised draft Master Plan for the revitalization of Lathrop Homes. We enjoyed talking with each and every one of you and appreciate the great ideas you provided. The slideshow presentation and the draft Master Plan are now on our website, www.lathropcommunity.org. Please take a look when you have a moment.
More than 240 people attended the July 30th meeting to provide essential input on the draft Master Plan. In addition to the helpful comments and questions provided during the presentation, we received 110 surveys and comment cards with additional recommendations. This information will be considered as we refine the final pieces of the Master Plan.
We are now entering the planned development phase, during which we will meet with various city departments to finalize the Master Plan. Much like the previous phase, public input in the planned development phase will also be critical to ensure project success. Lathrop Community Partners and the Chicago Housing Authority will convene another meeting this winter to begin implementation of the Master Plan.
On behalf of the entire Lathrop Community Partners team and the Chicago Housing Authority, thank you for your interest in this project and your thoughtful comments at our July meeting. We look forward to talking with you soon.
Lathrop Community Partners
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Housing Authority
Tuesday, October 8
St. Alphonsus Church basement
1429 W. Wellington
Doors open at 7
Meeting starts at 7:30
The weather for Tuesday is set to be somewhat appropriate for fall, with a waxing crescent moon. It will be a perfect evening to come out and meet with your neighbors.
On the agenda:
- State Representative Ann M. Williams
Now in her 2nd term, Ms. Williams will update the membership on various issues including Education budget cuts and available TIF funds, marriage equality and, of course, the $100 million unfunded pension liability
- Dog Training Center – Special Use Permit at Barry/Ashland strip mall.
Murguia ZR Chicago.LLC, d/b/a Zoom Room Chicago has applied for a special use with the Zoning Board of Appeals for the property located at 3055 N. Ashland Ave., so as to allow the property to be used as a self-contained dog training facility.
We may also hear from the management of the Diag Bar, regarding changes they’ve made since our last meeting. According to Alderman Waguespack’s office, there was a hearing resulting in fines for the bar and promises of corrective measures:
1. Removed the speakers from the patio
2. Ordered another dumpster and has scheduled an extra pick up
3. Ordered “Respect your neighbors” signs
4. Power washed the alley
5. Has disconnected the subwoofers and had a sound person check the bass level
6. Will hire some guys to p/u trash near the bar
What happened at the last meeting? It’s covered in the October newsletter.
Alderman Scott Waguespack is partnering with the Chicago Public Health Department to host a FREE flu vaccination clinic. Come to the 32nd Ward Office at 2657 N. Clybourn on Friday, October 4th anytime between 9 am and 3 pm. No appointment needed! Please call 773-248-1330 if you have any questions. Stay healthy this season! Remember, you cannot get the flu from a flu shot.
During his State of the Ward & State of the City presentation, Alderman Scott Waguespack mentioned that that there will be two speed camera locations in our neighborhood. The first will be at Barry & Ashland, by Burley School.
Image from Google Maps
The other is in a less obvious location, at the corner of Fullerton and Ashland. Why? Nestled off the alley and behind the medical building on the corner, there’s a small park. According to The Expired Meter, “The city’s Children’s Safety Zone Program allows for speed cameras to be installed within 1/8 of a mile of a school or park.”
Image from Google Maps
What will a ticket cost? ”Drivers caught by the cameras going 6-10 mph over the limit will get a $35 violation notice in the mail, while those exceeding the speed limit by 11 or more will be fined $100. Enforcement hours around schools will be between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday, while parks will be enforced by the cameras from 6 AM to 11 PM seven days a week.”
The speed limit on Ashland Ave is 30 MPH.