Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, November 5

  • Waguespack: Trump May Block Federal Funds for Red/Purple Modernization (WGN)
  • In the Wake of Noah Katz’s Death, Arena Says He Plans to Spend $80K on Bumpouts (ABC)
  • The CTA’s Plan to Cope With the Predicted Long, Cold Winter (RedEye)
  • 18-Story Senior Housing Development Proposed Near Bryn Mawr Station (Curbed)
  • Residents Object to Plan for Dense Development Near Glen Ellyn Station (Herald)
  • Ticketing of 20 Cars Blamed on Poor Street Cleaning Signage (DNA)
  • 2-Hour Parking May Be Allowed Soon Around High School in Lombard (Herald)

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  • planetshwoop

    If only our officials felt the same way about building affordable / market-rate dense housing as they did for building senior housing. I think finding homes for seniors is important, but they seem to breeze through where a standard apartment building would be met with significant community concerns.

  • Jacob Wilson

    Holy shit though 186 units and 190 parking spaces for seniors. I thought the whole appeal of Edgewater to seniors was it’s walkability and public transit. We need some senior TODs!

  • Jeff Gio

    and as we age, it is less and less convenient to drive. The elderly in my life cannot drive at night and that severely disrupts their lifestyle

  • Jacob Wilson

    Not to mention more dangerous for everyone else on the road.

  • ardecila

    I believe the previous proposal already had the zoning in place. It didn’t die because of community opposition, it’s just that the developer couldn’t get it off the ground. I’ll be surprised if he gets this one going, honestly. There hasn’t been much new construction of either rentals or condos in Edgewater, I think it’s just a bit too sleepy and too far from downtown to really attract the residents in their 20s and 30s who move into new TODs.

  • ardecila

    Senior housing has never had the same parking requirements as standard housing. It is 0.33 spaces per unit, regardless of where in the city or what the underlying zoning is. That’s why developers can afford to build mid rise senior buildings on random plots in the bungalow belt; they don’t have to squeeze a ton of parking in.

  • planetshwoop

    Your perspective is helpful, esp. about the 0.33 spaces per unit. That probably makes it more profitable. But senior housing tends to be a reliable source of votes for an incumbent alderman, which is part of why I think it also tends to be favored.


Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, May 30

Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Pedestrian in Gage Park This Morning (Tribune) 5 Injured After Police Chase Leads to Crash in Humboldt Park (CBS) 2 Police Officers Injured in Crash During Pursuit in Woodlawn (ABC) As Black Population Plunges, Whites Flock to Neighborhoods Near Downtown (Sun-Times) Developer Is Hosting Series of Open Houses for Proposed Pilsen Development […]

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 30

Emanuel Cuts the Ribbon on Renovated Clark/Division Station (RedEye) Beale: Court Ruling Could Put the Brakes on Emanuel’s Plans for New Taxi, Ride-Share Fees (Tribune) Participatory Budgeting Is Coming to the 35th Ward (DNA) 54-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Bartlett, Driver Not Ticketed (Tribune) Evanston Woman Charged With Aggravated DUI for Crash That Killed Her […]

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Today’s Headlines for Thursday, February 4

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Today’s Headlines

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