Friday, August 17, 2007

public meetings about property proposals

There are 2 upcoming meetings about proposed changes to properties in Rogers Park.

This coming Monday night, Jami and Suzanna Ali of 1215 W. Sherwin, will present their proposal to lease the public way (the parkway) in front of their building to allow for the perpindicular parking of four vehicles. They recently did a condo conversion of their building, but units have been hard to sell due to lack of off-street parking. The 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee voted to recommend that Joe Moore oppose the lease application. The Committee did not believe that any other residential area in the city has allowed this type of parkway cut-out. They were concerned that it could set a bad precedent for future projects. The meeting is Monday, 8/20 at 7:00 p.m. at Sherwin Manor nursing home, 7350 N. Sheridan Road.

On Monday 8/27, Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir of Inverbrass Funds, LLC, will present their proposal to rehab a "four-plus-one" apartment building at 6610-28 N. Sheridan Rd., requesting approx. $2M from the Sheridan/Devon TIF District to do it. They would reduce the number of units in the building from 140 to 116, and would do a major rehab of the building fa├žade. The building would remain rental. 70 units would be affordable to individuals or families earning at least 80% of area median income, and 26 units would be affordable to individuals or families earning at least 60% of area median income. The meeting is Monday, 8/27 at 7:00 p.m. at Simpson Center, 6333 N. Winthrop (SE corner of Winthrop and Sheridan).

If you want more information or would like to put in your $0.02, there's your opportunity.

1 comment:

The North Coast said...

Thanks very much for posting this announcement.

I vote NO to both proposals and I will be at both meetings.