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!

Next Meeting: September 12, 2017 State of the Ward

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport
September 12, 2017 7:00  PM sharp!  (Doors open at 6:30)

Meeting Topics

  • Alderman Scott Waguespack’s State of the Ward, followed by Q&A
  • Zoning issue. This will be a membership voting issue.3130 LINCOLN / LeMAY AUTO PARTS – ZONING CHANGE REQUESTOwner is requesting a zoning upgrade from B-1 to B-3.

    Follow this scenario for this one-story stand-alone building.

    The owner of Lemay Auto Parts located on 2600 Halsted sells that building and in a separate transaction the LeMay Auto Parts business to a New Owner.

    Former LeMay Owner purchases 3130 Lincoln and has the New Owner move the LeMay Auto Parts business into 3130 Lincoln.

    After moving in, the Former LeMay Owner (owner of 3130 Lincoln) and his attorney are informed or realize that the B-1 zoning at 3130 Lincoln does not allow for an auto parts store.

    The attorney applies for an upgrade in zoning to B-3. Lemay Auto Parts is currently open and operating while waiting for the zoning change.

    The major issue, there are many businesses allowed under B-3, such as an Amusement arcade or dry cleaning plant, that are not allowed under the current B-1.

  • New Business Presentation: Seafood on the Tables.
  • FREE DRINK for all SEPTEMBER MEETING ATTENDEESIn what has become a yearly tradition, all meeting attendees will receive a drink compliments of SLN. The bar tab will be donated to the Athenaeum Restoration Fund.

Read the Newsletter

Read it Right Here!

Goodbye to the Number 11

The No. 11 Lincoln bus pilot has come to the end of the line.

The CTA plans to inform the transit agency’s board Wednesday that as of Sept. 1 it’s pulling the plug on a pilot of the Western-to-Fullerton leg of the route, which was axed in 2012 and revived in June 2016 on a trial basis.

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170807/lincoln-square/cta-plug-on-western-to-fullerton-leg-of-no-11-lincoln-bus

See you at the Summer Party! Read the Summer Newsletter!

SLN invites all members, family and friends to the Annual Summer Shindig.

Meet fellow members and neighbors!

  • DATE: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • PLACE: Will’s Northwoods Inn @ 3030 N. Racine
  • TIME: 6:30PM-8:30PM
  • LOCATION: in the outside Beer Garden. Rain or shine.
  • PRICE: Free for all paid members, family and friends and those who live within the SLN boundaries and wish to join. Children and all babies are encouraged and welcome.
  • FOOD: Hot dogs, cheeseburgers, plus chef wild card items
  • DRINKS = OPEN BAR
  • SPLIT the POT RAFFLE to benefit THE LAKEVIEW PANTRY.

This is the date of the MLB All-Star game so there should be no real parking or transportation issues.

RECRUIT YOUR NEIGHBOR and BRING THEM ALONG.

BUT, you ask, WHAT ABOUT THE NEWSLETTER?

Glad you asked!  Download it here.

Thanks to Ann Gruber from Ashland Lock & Home Security for an interesting presentation (really!) on what it takes to really lock a door and secure our dwellings.

Thanks to Bob and Gina Hartwig and new general manager Ian McFarlin from Bakin’ and Eggs to talk about the changes coming to that establishment.

As always, thanks to Heather Ways Kitzes from the Cubs, who told us of the latest Cubs doings for the neighborhood (but somehow forgot to bring the championship trophy along with her).

We’d also like to thank Congressman Mike Quigely, who stopped by the May meeting to report on that day’s doings in Washington. Mr. Quigley is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.