To Infinity and Beyond–Finkl Redevelopment

You deserve a voice in this self-described “once in a generation” development.

2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins has called a community meeting regarding the Lincoln Yards Planned Development Proposal at:

Near North Montessori School – Gymnasium 

1434 West Division Street 

Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 pm 

Limited parking is available in the Bosworth parking lot, and on the south side of Division Street at Holy Trinity Church.  

UPDATE:  Alderman Hopkins’s Community Advisory Committee for the Lincoln Yards development met for the third time on July 11, 2018.  Alderman Hopkins has not yet provided the promised substantive information on the proposed planned development.*  The only information we have is some dated information, much of which has been presented in previous newspaper articles and press releases.  Click here to review.

Nonetheless, other sources have reported that a representative from Sterling Bay presented the following information about the Lincoln Yards development at a Central Area Plan Committee meeting held last week (interestingly, prior to the July 11th Community Advisory Committee meeting):

  • 19 million square feet of new mixed-use development;
  • 7,500 new residential units;
  • 1,000 hotel rooms;
  • 100+ new shops and retailers; and
  •  in two weeks, the city of Chicago will be announcing a $1 billion infrastructure plan.

This 70+ acre development will have a substantial impact on issues affecting the surrounding communities:  traffic, congestion, open space, local schools, environmental, and in others ways.

Please come and hear from the Alderman.

Make your own decisions.

*See the June 2018 issue of the RANCH Reporter for a summary of the May 14, 2018 Community Advisory Committee Meeting and a copy of the April 12, 2018 letter from community groups to Alderman Brian Hopkins discussing process and the request for detailed information on the plan prior to the community-wide meeting.

 

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