April Newsletter and Meeting Announcement (Tuesday, April 10)

Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
6:30 PM – Socializing
7:00 PM – Meeting Begins

Why is the image for this meeting a Pedestrian Crossing sign?

At the meeting, Lee Crandell, Executive Director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is introducing a proposal to change to  zoning on Lincoln Avenue, from Belmont to Diversey to a “Pedestrian Designated Street” (a “P-Street”).  This has significant impact on what can be built on the street, especially when combined with the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) zoning rules.  Please read the longer description of this in the President’s section at the start of the April Newsletter. Consider this homework to prepare for the meeting, as well as a review of https://chicagocode.org/17-3-0500/.

The Meeting Agenda

  • 1214 Fletcher – zoning change
    This lot is 6 lots west of Racine. It is zoned C1-1, which is commercial. The zoning is a remnant of the olden days when various types of businesses were spread throughout the neighborhood, even on the side streets. Currently a 2-flat with a dilapidated coach house sits on the site. The Developer is requesting a zoning change to RT-4 in order to build a 3-story, 2-unit duplex, slightly over-sized condo building. This zoning is consistent with the current zoning on the 1200 block of Fletcher. This will be a voting issue and the results will be forwarded to the Alderman for his final decision

    Image from Google Street View

  • Pedestrian Retail – Designated Street Ordinance for 2800-3200 Lincoln Ave.

What happened at the March meeting?

These were the issues discussed in March:

  • 1357-59 W. BARRY – ZONING CHANGE for conversion of commercial space to residential

Read more in the April Newsletter.

Also in the newsletter:

  • LINCOLN/BELMONT/ASHLAND Reconstruction Project Update
  • Primary election results
  • CAPS news
  • News from our elected officials

Be sure to read the April Newsletter.