October 10 Meeting & Newsletter

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
October 10, 2017 7:00  PM sharp!  (Doors open at 6:30)

First of all, here’s the October Newsletter!

October Meeting Agenda

  1. Zoning  change: 2930 Lincoln to build a 3-unit condo building
  2. Zoning change: 3045 Ashland to build a 3-unit condo building
  3. Restaurant presentation: Sal’s Trattoria, 2834 Southport

You must be a member to vote.  Members: please renew your membership using the enclosed MEMBERSHIP FORM or go to SLN’s
website at https://members.slneighbors.org and renew online. You must be a PAID MEMBER in ORDER to VOTE on the NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES.

Zoning background:

3045 Ashland – Zoning Change: currently zoned B-3-2. This a small non-conforming lot measuring 24’x107′ versus a standard lot of 25’x125′. Under the current zoning, a 3-story building with commercial on the ground level and 2 units above can be built. The developer is requesting a zoning change to B2-3 which will eliminate the ground commercial requirement and allow for 3 dwelling units. The developer is proposing a 4-story building with a 47ft. height, with 3 residential units (duplex, simplex and simplex).

This will be a voting issue and the results will be forwarded to Alderman Waguespack for his final decision.

Historical Note: The short lot is a result of the widening of Ashland Ave. in the late 1920’s. In all, 20 miles of Ashland were widened. To accomplish the widening, the City of Chicago took 17ft. from the property owners on each side of the street. Our
Lady of Lourdes Church at Leland(4700 N.) & Ashland stood within the 17ft. buffer zone. The City gave the Church the option to have 10 feet cut from the edifice or relocate the Church across the street and maintain its current size. The Church
chose the relocation and in the summer of 1929, the Church was cut in half, placed on stilts and moved across the street to its’ current location.

2930 Lincoln – Zoning Change: currently zoned B-3-2. This is also a non-conforming, short lot measuring 24’x115′ versus a standard lot of 25’x125′. Under the current zoning, a 3-story building with commercial on the ground level and 2 units above can be built. The owner/developer is requesting a zoning change to B3-3 to increase the density. The B3-3 zoning will allow for 1st floor commercial and 3 residential units above. This will be a voting issue and the results will be forwarded to Alderman Waguespack for his final decision.

At the September meeting

  1. Scott Waguespack discussed the state of the ward.
  2. Rezoning for LeMay Auto Parts
  3. Lots of good food

What?  You missed all that? Read the details in the October Newsletter!

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