May 8 Meeting and Newsletter

Meeting Info

Tuesday, May 8
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
6:30pm: Member socializing
7:00pm: Meeting begins

Special stuff

  • Complimentary drink for Meeting Attendees, with proceeds benefiting The Athenaeum Theatre Restoration Fund
  • Cubs game ticket raffle (winner must be present)

Meeting Agenda

  • Chicago Cubs Community Relations
  • 1216 W. George zoning change
    Back until the late 1990’s, the Acme Meat Packing Plant and other smaller meat operators dominated this area. When that plant was demolished, many of the nearby existing home owners sold to Developers. The house at 1216 George was a hold-out. This is a really tiny house with a garden apartment that has been purchased out of foreclosure. This property is currently zoned M1-2, which is a Manufacturing zoning leftover from the meat packing days. The Developer is requesting RT-4 zoning, which is consistent with the 1200 block of George, in order to build a single family house. The home entrance will be on the side of the building. There are plans for a garage deck. This will be a voting issue and the results will be forwarded to the Alderman for his final decision
  • 1712 W. Barry zoning change
    This property currently has a coach house sitting on the back of the lot. The lot is currently zoned RS-3. 95% of the 1700 block of Barry has the RS-3 zoning which allows for “normal size” single family homes only. Under a special exception for the rezoning of four or more contiguous lots, the west end of the block received a RT-4 zoning in order to convert commercial property to residential some 20-30 years ago. The Owner of 1712 W. Barry, who intends to live in the new Project originally requested RT-4 zoning upgrade to build a large single family house. That was rejected by the NDRC. The owner has now requested an RT-3.5 zoning upgrade. This will allow for a slightly larger house than RS-3 zoning. However, that zoning would also accommodate the building of a 2-unit building and could set a precedent for future zoning requests. The RT-3.5 zoning is the overall zoningfor the residential area Lincoln to Ashland and Belmont to Diversey, formerly known as the Overlay District. This will be a voting issue and the results will beforwarded to the Alderman for his final decision
  • Lakeview Historical presentation by Victor Giustino
    SLN member, Chicago/Lakeview historian, tour guide, talk radio host and general neighborhood raconteur will give an unrehearsed presentation relating to the history of the SLN area.
  • Election of Officers and Directors
    Here is the slate to be voted on for the 2018-19 term:
    President: Sam Samatas
    1st Vice President: Bob Blitstein
    2nd Vice President: Fionn McManigal
    Recording Secretary: Bill Haderlein
    Treasurer: Ann Sychowski
    Corresponding Secretary: Steve Stern
    Directors: David Duggan, Greg Brown, Bob Taugner, Susan Radzinowicz
    New directors: Harvey Levin, Caty Norman-Burke and Ed Silverstein.Candidates for all positions can be nominated from the floor.



Do you know what  a “P Street” is?  There’s a proposal from the Lakeview Chamber to make Lincoln Ave, from Belmont to Diversey a “P Street” under the Pedestrian Street Ordinance.

Also at the April meeting, a zoning change proposal for 1214 W. Fletcher was voted on by the membership.

Read more in the newsletter.