Today’s Headlines for Thursday, November 10

  • Thousands Fill the Streets, Take Over LSD to Protest Trump Presidency (Sun-Times, DNA)
  • New Suspension Bridge for Pedestrians & Cyclists on 35th Over LSD (DNA)
  • “Broadway Metro Express” Bus Will Run 10 Miles From Gary to Merrillville (Active Trans)
  • Chainlink Member Is Trying to Track Down Cyclist Who Was Struck Tuesday on Goose Island
  • New Oak Park Anti-TODs Will Include 541 Units and 1,004 Parking Spaces (Downtown Rising)
  • Walk Across Chicago Will Hike the Entire Length of North Avenue This Sunday (DNA)
  • MPC Annual Luncheon Has Been Moved to Monday, January 9

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  • rohmen

    The OP developments are tough. The resident backlash to even increasing density was bad enough, and to try to stave off an even greater backlash, the Village required the developers to add in 250 short term spots at each of the developments to offset the Village-owned spaces being lost in developing the surface lot and garage parcels of land.

    It was a faustian deal for sure, but OP needs more density downtown to transition to something like Evanston, and needed to get rid of the wasteful surface lots. Unfortunately, many people in OP made clear they were not going to let that happen without adding back short term parking that was otherwise going to be lost. I like to view this as a small step forward that will hopefully lead to better TOD being possible in subsequent developments.