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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.

Office Closure for Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday the 43rd Ward Office will close on Friday, April 14th at 2:00 PM.

We will re-open at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 17th.

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during this office closure or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

Lakefront Trail Improvements Open House

Join the Chicago Park District for an open house on  Lakefront Trail Improvements on Wednesday, March 22nd between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM  at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N Lincoln Park West. Representatives from the Chicago Park District, CARA and the Active Transportation Alliance will be available to preview the exciting trail improvements running from Fullerton to North and Oak to Ohio.

WHAT: Open House Presentation of the Lakefront Trail Improvements

WHO: Hosted by Chicago Park District, CARA and the Active Transportation Alliance

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22nd between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Lincoln Park Cultural Center – 2045 N Lincoln Park West

The purpose of the meeting is to review a draft of the proposed separated bicycle and pedestrian trails and details. Gather feedback on the trail improvements from Fullerton to North and Oak to Ohio. Answer questions and provide clarification.

Office Closure for Casimir Pulaski Day

In observance of Casimir Pulaski Day the 43rd Ward Office will be closed on Monday, March 6th.
We will re-open at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, March 7th.

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during this office closure or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

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 September 12th & 14th, 2016.

Special thanks to everyone at the Second Church of Christ Scientist and PUBLIC Hotel for hosting us, Representative Sara Feigenholtz and all the wonderful speakers.

Below are links to documents provided at the two-night event

 

Short Term Rental Ordinance Overview Handout  from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Short Term Rental Presentation by Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Recycling Ordinance Overview Handout  from the Department of Streets and Sanitation

Recycling Ordinance Presentation by Deputy Commissioner for Recycling Chris Sauve, Department of Streets and Sanitation

Recycling Guides  #1 and  #2 from Flood Brothers Disposal

Recycling Handout from Faith Hart, Condo President at 345 W Fullerton

Aging Handout   from Executive Director Joyce Gallagher, Department of Aging

Lincoln Park Village Handout and Brochure from Founding Executive Director Dianne Campbell, Lincoln Park Village

Common Condo Issues Handout  from Attorney Sima Kirsch

Upcoming Community Safety Forums – Save the Date

Please join my office as we hold a series of public safety forums across our ward for police and other agencies to hear constituent concerns and to showcase the best ways we can work together to keep our community safe. We will have Chicago Police Commanders, representatives from the State’s Attorney’s Office and others.

Watch for a public safety survey in an upcoming newsletter and, in the meantime, feel free to email us with your concerns and suggestions.

Community Safety Forums – SAVE THE DATE

Monday, March 13th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New Life Church
1111 W Lill Street

Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Latin School of Chicago
59 W North Avenue

Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
St. James Lutheran Church
2050 N Fremont St

Upcoming North Branch Industrial Corridor Meeting

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will be hosting the last public meeting for the North Branch Industrial Corridor from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 21st  at UI Labs, 1415 N. Cherry Avenue.

You are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting and express your support for public recreational space. Also if you have not done so, please email your comments on our need for park space to  DPD@cityofchicago.org and please copy me at yourvoice@ward43.org.

The meeting’s purpose is to review proposed new land use and redevelopment guidelines for the corridor, as well as implementation strategies. The meeting will involve presentations by City staff and consultants with time for comments, questions, and answers.

An RSVP is recommended due to facility requirements. Please click here to register.

After the Feb. 21 meeting, DPD will post the draft land use and development framework on the North Branch section of the department website. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days and incorporated into a final framework to be posted in early spring.

Please contact DPD@cityofchicago.org with any questions.