Recent News

Community Meeting Re: Special Use Application for 2154 N Halsted Street

Join the 43rd Ward and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association for a community meeting on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 6:00 PM regarding a Special Use application for 2154 North Halsted Street. The meeting is scheduled to take place at DePaul University’s College of Education, 2247 North Halsted Street, in Lower Level Room 103.

This community meeting is an opportunity to discuss a Special Use application to house a high-end liquor store at this location. Representatives of the venue will be present at this meeting to provide an overview of their facility, as well as to answer questions from the audience.

Please review this attached document for additional information.

Community Meeting Re: Proposed Re-Zoning of 525 W. Arlington Place, Salvatore’s

 

Join the 43rd Ward and the Park West Community Association for a community meeting tonight, August 8, 2017, at 6:30 PM regarding Salvatore’s Restaurant, located at 525 W. Arlington Place.

This community meeting is an opportunity to discuss a proposed zoning change to accommodate an outdoor patio at 525 W. Arlington Place, the current location of Salvatore’s Restaurant, with the development team. Representatives of Salvatore’s Restaurant will also be present at this meeting to provide an overview of their operations as well as to answer questions from the audience.

Please review this attached document for additional information.

North Branch Meeting Tonight 5 – 7 PM at 909 W. Armitage

Please be sure to join us for the North Branch Industrial Corridor Meeting tonight, July 11, 2017, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Old Town School of Folk Music, located at 909 W. Armitage Avenue.

This is an opportunity to continue our fight for needed community park space. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is proposing to rezone the North Branch Industrial Corridor along with developer bonuses allowing uses beyond manufacturing and increased density. Please attend and share your views with DPD.

Please note, all 5 of the originally noticed meetings will occur at the time and place of the original notice sent by The Department of Planning and Development. The meeting to be held at 909 W. Armitage Avenue this evening was scheduled as an additional meeting per my request to DPD in order to accommodate the expected turnout and lack of air-conditioning at the the Adams Park location.

As noted by DPD, all information for each of these meetings will be identical, including the supplemental and voluntary meeting at Old Town School of Folk Music, and people may attend any of the meetings in any ward for information.

Independence Day Office Closure

In observance of Independence Day, our office will close at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

If you have a need for city services, please call 3-1-1 for non-emergency requests, or dial 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance.

43rd Ward Condo Summit Presentations

The 43rd Ward Condo Summit featuring expert discussions on helping residents age in place, association compliance with the new short-term rental laws, new recycling laws, and advice about common condominium and homeowners association issues was held June 5, 2017.

Below is the link to the document provided at the event

 Condo Summit Presentation

Upcoming Community Presentation for Proposed Redevelopment at 61-65 E Banks Street

Join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association to attend a community meeting regarding a revised development proposal for 61 – 65 E. Banks Street, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Banks Street and Inner Lake Shore Drive.
The applicant is seeking a Planned Development designation for this site, which is currently a surface parking lot. The proposal seeks to construct an 8-story, 58-unit structure approximately 115 feet in height and containing a mixture of two and three bedroom units, an underground parking structure that will house up to 68 valet parking spaces for residential use, 58 on-site bicycle parking spaces as well and rooftop amenities.
Unlike a prior proposal for this site, the current proposal calls for the entire parking requirement to be housed on-site, as well as expanded bike parking, a re-imagined green rooftop with screening of the rooftop mechanical equipment and upgraded equipment to mitigate noise disturbances from the HVAC equipment.

My office will be present at this meeting to monitor the discussion, take notes, and record your feedback.

WHAT: Redevelopment Proposal for 61 - 65 E Banks Street

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and Gold Coast Neighbors Association

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Chicago History Museum, Auditorium, 1601 N Clark Street

I hope you can join my office and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association to engage in a direct dialogue with the development team to gain a better understanding of this proposal and obtain answers to any questions the community may have.

In the meantime, if my office can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at yourvoice@ward43.org or at (773) 348-9500. In addition, for status updates on the proposal please visit my website at www.ward43.org.

 

Memorial Day Office Closure

In observance of Memorial Day, our office will close at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 26th and will re-open at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 30th.

If you have a need for city services, please call 3-1-1 for non-emergency requests, or dial 9-1-1 if you require immediate assistance.