Near North Unity Program hosted a community meeting in December and now is collecting feedback on your thoughts regarding the project.
The feedback survey can be accessed here: Survey
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.
Alderman, 2nd Ward
Whether you attended the 1/11/18 meeting with the developer or not, you can provide your input to the Alderman before he makes a decision on whether to approve the zone change for this development.
Details of the project and the feedback link are online here: aldermanhopkins.com/633north
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Ave.
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
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!
Stanton Park reopened with new equipment and fun for all. Enjoy!
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.
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:
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?