Today’s Headlines for Friday, June 10

  • Police: Man Attempted to Sexually Assault Female Cyclist in Bridgeport (Tribune)
  • Segregation Is an Issue in the Suburbs as Well as the City (MPC)
  • South Chicago Velodrome Needs to Raise Money to Make Insurance Payments
  • Neighbors Want to Reduce the Height of Metra-Friendly “Bicycle Flats” TOD (Nadig)
  • During Big Fests, South Shore Will Ban Bikes — Even Though They Have Dedicated Spaces
  • CTA Is Ramping Up Service for This Weekend’s Festivals (Sun-Times)
  • New Traffic Light Will Be Added At Howard & Sacramento as Part of Street Rehab (DNA)
  • Here’s the Schedule for This Year’s Event-Packed Bike Week, Starting Today (Active Trans)

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  • Jeff Gio

    “Eliminating one floor from the building proposed for a vacant lot at 5306 W. Devon Ave. would reduce the height of the building from 46 feet to 40 feet, but some committee members said that the building still would be too tall.”

    “”Three stories is actually very common in Chicago for a condominium building,” Pomaville said at the meeting.”

    “Several committee members said that more parking is needed. “I understand that it is legal, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it,” John Andersen said.”

    “Alderman Anthony Napolitano said that he likes the concept of the project but that “it has to be what the community wants.” Napolitano has said that he will abide by the recommendations which the advisory committee makes.”

    Chicago politics is like a bizarre nightmare, an endless loop of nonsense

  • Chicagoan

    DNAinfo is saying that Friends of the Parks is dropping their lawsuit about the Lucas Museum, if built on the Lakeside Center plot of land.

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160610/downtown/lucas-museum-be-built-on-lakefront-as-parks-group-drops-lawsuit-reports

    Sun-Times looks to have broke the story.

  • Chicagoan

    If it was just one story, I feel like somebody would still complain.

  • Chicagoan

    Well, now Friends of the Parks says that they’re dropping absolutely nothin’!

    So much posturing.

  • J.B.

    All new development shall be built underground and covered in grass. Chicago leading the way in the New Hobbitism movement.

  • Chicagoan

    Built underground?

    That’s just too tall, it’ll destroy this neighborhood’s character!

  • BlueFairlane

    Typical … you completely ignore the displacement that would cause among the worm population.

  • J.B.

    What do you expect? The Ents are too damn high.

  • BlueFairlane

    Were I a person who typed out non-words like LOL, I would do so now. You win the internets today.

  • JeffParkNIMBY

    This is a neighborhood of mixed-income millionaires, they don’t want anyone around who is not.

  • planetshwoop

    Having battled Edgebrook last year, it truly does seem like they lack imagination to see that their neighborhood could be anything besides a train station and Starbucks. The nhood seems to have a little of the same issue Jeff Park has: a group of olds who want nothing to change vs some others who are trying to add housing to preserve the community feel and Street level retail.

    And yes, I frequently wear a suit and tie at work and do commute by bicycle.