Originally Posted by Mr Downtown
Has any downtown project ever been changed by the objections of a neighborhood group? When was the last time the Plan Commission voted not to approve a project??
^ Kind of hard for the Plan Commission to vote on a project when the Alderman yanks it from the agenda, don't you think? Or perhaps the developers didn't bother applying because they knew where the Alderman stood.
How about that tower proposed a few years back next to that Mag Mile cathedral (blanking on the name)? NIMBY's bitched and Natarus caved. After all, how DARE they build a tower next to Michigan Avenue!
How about Library Tower--it was significantly downsized by NIMBY opposition. What about 65 E Goethe--initially in the 30+ story range, but NIMBIFIED to its current 8 or so stories. What about 1320 N Lakeshore Dr, which Gold Coast neighors fight to keep a vacant lot in perpetuity despite its obviously prominent location and granted zoning for a highrise building?
Kinda pointless to go after Plan Commission approval when the Alderman announces that he "will not approve a zoning change", don't ya think?