West Old Town Neighbors

Neighborhood Association for Residents in West Old Town

Important zoning meeting on Jan. 28 at 6 pm — January 20, 2020

Important zoning meeting on Jan. 28 at 6 pm

Meeting Details:

Community Meeting on Zoning for 1513-23 N Wieland Street

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6pm

Where: Catherine Cook School Studio Space (1350 N Wells Street)

 

NOTICE:

Community Meeting on Zoning for 1513-23 N Wieland Street

A Community Meeting on Zoning hosted by Alderman Walter Burnett and the developers of 1513-23 N Wieland will be held on January 28th at 6:00 pm at Catherine Cook School’s Studio Space at 1350 N Wells Street (Wells Street and Schiller Street) regarding the four single family homes in the 1500 block of Wieland approved as part of Sub Area B, PMD 1335. The purpose of the meeting is to present plans to modify the approved development at 1513-23 N Wieland from 4 single-family homes to a single building containing 12 hotel suites. Consistent with the previously approved plans, there will be no curb cuts on Wieland and vehicular as well as guest access will only be from Wells Street. This change will require an amendment to the underlying planned development (PD 1335, Sub Area B). No amendments to the hotel portion of the planned development are being sought.

Provide your feedback on proposed development for Fremont Square (1520-1576 N Fremont) — December 17, 2018
Community Presentation 2/22 – Yondorf Hall – 758 W. North Ave. – development plan — February 14, 2018

Community Presentation 2/22 – Yondorf Hall – 758 W. North Ave. – development plan

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Yondorf Hall – 758 W. North Ave.

From Alderman Hopkins office:

Join me at a presentation co-hosted by Steppenwolf Theatre Company (STC), the West Old Town Neighbors (WOTN) and my office for Yondorf Hall located at 758 W. North Avenue. As you may be aware, STC solicited proposals from qualified developers to acquire and redevelop the adjoining site and its adjacent parking lot.

The applicant is proposing a new mixed-use, residential development with ground floor
commercial space that would require a zoning change from a B3-2 to a B3-5.
Per my direction, representatives from the selected development team will present their
plan to redevelop the site. My office will attend this meeting to monitor the discussion
and record your feedback.

I work hard to provide an open and transparent community review of development
proposals within the ward. Please join me to engage in a direct dialogue with the
development team to gain a better understanding of the proposal and to receive
answers to your questions.

In the meantime, if I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact my
office at 312-643-2299, or via email at Ward02@cityofchicago.org.

Sincerely,

Brian Hopkins
Alderman, 2nd Ward

Give your feedback on proposed project at 633 North (Father & Son Plaza) to Ald. Hopkins via this link — January 13, 2018
01/11/18: Community Meeting for a Planned Development Proposal at 633 W. North Ave. (Father & Son Plaza) — December 22, 2017

01/11/18: Community Meeting for a Planned Development Proposal at 633 W. North Ave. (Father & Son Plaza)

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Ave.
Wrigley Auditorium
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Please join 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins for a formal presentation of a revised
proposed development for Father and Son Plaza, located at 633 W. North Ave. No RSVP is
required.

White Oak Realty Partners is proposing a new mixed-use, residential development with
ground floor commercial space that would require a zoning change from a B3-2 to a B3-5.

In December 2016, a public meeting was held to review the first proposal for the site,
followed by presentations to local community groups. Alderman Hopkins ultimately
rejected the proposal, citing concerns about height, density and traffic.

Recently, a revised proposal was submitted to the Alderman’s office and to community
groups for review. Alderman Hopkins seeks your input on the amended concept.

If you are unable to attend, there will be a digital presentation and feedback survey
published the day after the meeting on the 2nd Ward website and via newsletter.

Please contact the 2nd Ward Office at Ward02@cityofchicago.org with any questions or
comments in the interim, and we hope to see you there!

New Stanton Park enhancements — November 12, 2017
Up-Zoning Request Notice: 335 West Schiller — October 13, 2017

Up-Zoning Request Notice: 335 West Schiller

More Bad news for Density in our Neighborhood.  The developer for 335 West Schiller (This is across from Old Horse Stables, what has become defacto dog park) wants to up zone to B3-5, do 4K sq.ft. of Retail with 101 foot high residential building, probably 9 stories with 98 dwelling units.

That will be the tallest building in the neighborhood.

See attached notice sent to neighbors within 250 feet.

Zoning Change Request – 335 W. Schiller

Father & Son Plaza development — September 19, 2017

Father & Son Plaza development

Alderman Hopkins held many meetings with residents and developers about this project. It was a good process and enabled many to learn about the current and proposed up zoning. I am glad that Ald. Hopkins voted against the up zoning as the current zoning will enable a large new housing and retail development without the increased density that was requested. Thank you Alderman Hopkins. Here is the dnainfo article:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170926/old-town/father-son-plaza-development-10-story-alderman-brian-hopkins-apartments-tipre-hardware

 

CHA development plans —

CHA development plans

There many mixed income developments coming to the neighborhood. The Near North High School lot is one of the largest projects. The CHA has presented these plans at the NNUP meetings and this is an article with proposed details on the size and density. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-cabrini-green-development-0223-biz-20170222-story.html

I think 21 stories on Clybourn is way out of scale for the neighborhood. What do others think?