Today’s Headlines for Friday, August 4

  • SUV Driver Fatally Struck Hannah Nissan, 62, in Des Plaines (Sun-Times)
  • Joy Fry, 41, Died 11 Days After Being Struck by Driver in Joliet (Sun-Times)
  • Woman Charged With DUI for McCook Crash That Killed Passenger (Sun-Times)
  • Uber Freight, the Company’s Trucking Business, Is Expanding to Chicago (Crain’s)
  • Avondale Residents: Plan for 120 Apartments, Retail, 700 Spaces, Needs More 2-3 BR Units (DNA)
  • Here Are the Winners of Active Trans’ Bike Commuter Challenge
  • Pershing Metra Underpass Will Be Closed to Vehicles, Open to Peds, Until 9/8 (DNA)
  • Brace Yourself for Metra Cars Packed With Loud Teenage Lolla Fans (Chicagoist)
  • Slow Roll and Other Lead Fruit & Nut Roll Tomorrow 9 AM From Douglas Park
  • APBP Hosts a Walking Tour of Fountains With Historian Greg Borzo on 8/17

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  • ohsweetnothing

    “”If you’re building something new, you don’t have the constraints of an existing building. When you have an existing building, it’s a lot more problematic. When you don’t have a window, its difficult to have larger units,” McLinden said.

    To which, one resident called out: “You’re comparing windows to peoples’ livelihoods,” eliciting cheers from the crowd.”

    I wasn’t in attendance, but surely the developer is talking about building code requirements….ie you can’t have a legal bedroom if there is no window to the outside in said room. So, at least legislatively, he IS talking about peoples’ livelihoods…

  • ohsweetnothing

    Also…

    “There’s a lot of families that need two and three bedrooms. I’m the owner of a house on Parker [Avenue]. It’s amazing how many people are looking for that type of residence.”

    lol oh boy….

  • Tooscrapps

    2 whole floors of the the old Fields development is heated parking. 700 spaces of indoor parking plus a lot out font. That blows my mind.

  • Carter O’Brien

    The story wasn’t clear, does the plan include that giant parking lot on the south side of Diversey as well?

  • Tooscrapps

    I don’t see any indication that it is. 350ish per floor plus the lot out front.

  • Carter O’Brien

    Interesting. It has been an *ocean* of unused asphalt for years as best I can tell. I have been a volunteer working at this polling place in multiple elections, I always thought it could be a good spot to do a park and ride.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dd1086e351b23f4d5e2dee9d819d505fe6a84bfac679ae7dcbac7985b33c3a44.jpg