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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 3:27 PM
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Aldermen hear from Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's team on extent of their powers

"Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s transition team told aldermen Tuesday that she plans to issue an order upon taking office next week attempting to curtail their control over issuing permits and licenses in their wards, as she tries to deliver on a difficult campaign promise to rein in so-called aldermanic privilege."

It's a start.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 3:55 PM
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"Lightfoot apparently won’t try to do away with the controversial tradition of City Council members having enormous power on local zoning questions, according to aldermen who were briefed on her plan at Lightfoot’s River North transition office."

I'm disappointed.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 5:24 PM
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"Lightfoot apparently won’t try to do away with the controversial tradition of City Council members having enormous power on local zoning questions, according to aldermen who were briefed on her plan at Lightfoot’s River North transition office."

I'm disappointed.
I'm not sure she can anyway. It's the City Council members simply making deals. She can't stop that.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 5:24 PM
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"Lightfoot apparently won’t try to do away with the controversial tradition of City Council members having enormous power on local zoning questions, according to aldermen who were briefed on her plan at Lightfoot’s River North transition office."

I'm disappointed.
Patience is the key. We know that a majority of the current aldermen are openly corrupt, and they're not going to just give up on their livelihood without a fight. The ball is in the FBI's court for now.

If the support still isn't there after an FBI corruption purge, then a vote, even if it's a losing one, needs to take place in the run-up to the next election to get it officially on record to label those aldermen as corruption shills.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 6:57 PM
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"Lightfoot apparently won’t try to do away with the controversial tradition of City Council members having enormous power on local zoning questions, according to aldermen who were briefed on her plan at Lightfoot’s River North transition office."

I'm disappointed.
I believe her plan is to create more as of right processes to achieve this. As others have mentioned, as long as city council is voting on something, there is not solid way to stop them from just continuing to respect perogative. There isn't a city council vote on things like licenses. Those are handled by city beauracrats who are under the executive. She literally CAN, in this instance, just order them to stop respecting perogative. Rahm did the same thing with the sanitation and street sweeping.

For zoning the law still requires a city council vote on changes and would need a new ordinance.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 7:23 PM
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Ah, got it - thanks for the background.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 7:27 PM
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It is outrageous that we will no longer be required to stroke our local alderman for things that should be simple administrative matters for the city.

The nerve.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 7:32 PM
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Anyone know whats going on with the building being demolished at Fremont & Blackhawk? (By SoNo) That building wasn't part of the prior factory that was on the site I thought? Thanks in advance for anyone that can clear up the confusion for me.
Anyone have an update on this? They are almost done demoing on the site.

Isn't this the new city style project or is it different?
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 7:58 PM
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"Lightfoot apparently won’t try to do away with the controversial tradition of City Council members having enormous power on local zoning questions, according to aldermen who were briefed on her plan at Lightfoot’s River North transition office."

I'm disappointed.
Lightfoot's platform during the campaign referred to a proposed ordinance that would have the ZBA rather than City Council make decisions on any zoning change including 10% or more affordable housing on site. Most of the market-rate proposals by developers would continue to be handled in the old way, but the faster approval times and greater likelihood of approval might give developers an incentive to provide more affordable housing on-site.

I don't think Lightfoot ever wanted to abolish aldermanic prerogative completely, for any and all zoning changes - just to root out corruption from the day-to-day routine matters that individuals and businesses handle with the city, and to prevent blatantly racist NIMBYism like the Jeff Park veterans housing debacle.
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They don't float, they are on very significant pilings (that replace the old wooden bumper piles).

RPM is a text book case of F you, I want mine. The new plan cuts the pathway, heavily used path, along the north bank of the river. It is going to kill the foot traffic that helped make 320 bar (next door) a hit.

They cold have done like the restaurant at Marina City, which co-exists nicely with the river path, but instead ripped out the stairs and put up a railing to block pedestrian traffic.
Correction - checked again and there is a set of stairs on the SW corner by the bridge - narrow stairs and a doorway sized gap in the glass railing . In the past that would have been a problem.
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 12:36 AM
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OMA wins that design competition for the new building at UIC:

https://archpaper.com/2019/05/univer...lery-0-slide-0
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OMA wins that design competition for the new building at UIC:

https://archpaper.com/2019/05/univer...lery-0-slide-0
This one's interior was the most interesting to me, but I hope its exterior isn't so... idk how to put it, "airy"(?) if that makes sense. Still, will be a fine addition in the long run
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 4:47 AM
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"Uber in talks for massive office in Chicago's Old Post Office redevelopment"

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...515-story.html

Sorry. Moved :-)
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:48 AM
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Great information here..Thanks for such an excellent piece of information..Keep Up!
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 3:13 PM
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More Apartments for Edgewater

Apartments planned on a rare empty North Side site
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A developer is proposing to build a six-story apartment building on rare piece of empty land on Sheridan Road in Edgewater.

It’s not clear how long the parcel, two-thirds of an acre at 5950 N. Sheridan Road, has been vacant, but the developer, Jason Vondrachek of Quest Realty Group, said locals believe it’s been empty for at least 30 years, and possibly more than 40. The site, on the west side of Sheridan, is between the landmark Prairie Style Colvin House, a remnant of the street’s historical strip of mansions, and a five-story apartment building in a district now dominated by highrises.

The building, called Loft Lago and designed by Chicago-based Hanna Architects, would have 59 units in a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Premium units will be along the east side, on Sheridan Road, where most of the windows have at least partial views of Lake Michigan. A rooftop deck will provide unobstructed views to the water over the Emanuel Congregation synagogue across the street.


https://www.chicagobusiness.com/resi...orth-side-site

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oops - mia culpa - wrong bldg.
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 3:48 PM
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^huh? those two sites arent near each other

this is the lot:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/59...8!4d-87.655806
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 4:24 PM
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About damn time! I used to live next door and that lot drove me crazy. I always wished I had the money to develop it. The same goes for both parking lots further south in EW and the lot south of the Greek church. So much room for development still in one of the densest neighborhoods in the city.
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:01 PM
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^^^^memories... when I was in high school, I had a friend who lived in the Colvin House... went over there to get high all the time

that new development... were they trying to make the most butt ugly piece of shit they could?
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Old Posted May 16, 2019, 6:11 PM
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Much needed development of empty lots in E. Garfield Park

Affordable housing developer tapped for East Garfield Park project

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An affordable housing developer is planning a mixed-use project with 77 rental units in East Garfield Park after winning an international competition to design an environmentally friendly development for the West Side neighborhood.

Dubbed Garfield Green, the plan from the Boston-based nonprofit contemplates a pair of three-story buildings on 1.5 acres with 32 rental units offered at affordable rates and 31 as cooperative housing units, which allow tenants to build equity in their properties. The project is slated for 9,000 square feet of retail, 20,000 square feet of public open space and a 12,000-square-foot public plaza, according to a city statement...

POAH is slated to buy the land from the city for $600,000, though it could receive some forms of public assistance, such as low-income housing tax credits or help from Chicago's Low Income Housing Trust Fund...

Perkins & Will designed POAH's planned buildings, which would add to its track record of investing in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.


https://www.chicagobusiness.com/comm...d-park-project
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