April 11 Meeting / April Newsletter

April Showers

Next meeting


6:30PM – Member socializing
7:00PM – Meeting begins


  • Sgt Mary Hein from CPD’s Community Relations Strategy
  • Farm Bar – street cafe application

Sgt. Mary Hein for CPD’s Community Relations Strategy

Sgt Hein had previously introduced herself to the membership at the September 2016 meeting when she took over that position for the 19th District. She now returns to discuss neighborhood crime issues and tactical matters being taken by the 19th District.

Farm Bar – Street Cafe Permit (2nd attempt)

Farm Bar is coming back for its second attempt to establish an outdoor cafe on Wellington. In Spring 2016, Farm Bar’s application was strongly contested by some of the nearby neighbors, with the potential nighttime noise affecting their urban quality of life being the main issue. The vote at that time was 35 in favor and 20 opposed. However, Alderman Waguespack denied the permit based on the residential street location.

The current application still has 18 seats, though 26 would be allowed. Farm Bar is going to move up the closing time from 10:00PM to 9:00PM on the weekends and staying at 9:00PM during the week.

This is a voting issue. A one block radius surrounding the Farm Bar will be flyered by SLN.

At the last meeting, (from the newsletter)

Funeral Home Redevelopment at Wellington/ Southport. Last month the membership approved the most recent version from Springbank 6 Corners – mix use with commercial and 7 apts/condos on Wellington and parking and seven condos on Southport. This was the result of three NDRC iterations involving materials, design and alley/parking changes and two advisory membership votes. Our goal was to save and highlight the architecture of the existing building. This development review is currently with our Alderman Scott Waguespack who has legal decision authority. If you live in the immediate area and have an opinion on this design feel free to contact his office. He welcomes nearby neighbor input. More details are elsewhere in the newsletter.

We also heard from Police District 19 Commander Marc Buslick. Based on his background it is obvious that he is experienced, adroit, data driven and believes in police accountability at all levels. Using all of these attributes he is making positive strategic changes in policing the district.

Read more in the April Newsletter — and be sure to go through the ads.  Please let our advertisers know that you saw their ad in the newsletter. Those ads help support South Lakeview Neighbors.

South Lakeview Playlot – Advisory Council / Committee

SLN is looking for individuals to plan and operate the Summer Programs or Events that have been put on over the years at the South Lakeview Playlot located at Wolfram and Lakewood. The prior regime has ended their involvement with the Playlot. Funds for programs are available to fund the events from the South Lakeview Neighbors.

Please contact us at info@slneighbors.org.