Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, September 27

  • Memorial Fund Established for Urban Planner, Housing Advocate Alma Zamudio, Who Died This Week
  • Video, Autopsy Results Released From Fatal Crash That Killed Woman, Off-Duty Officer (Tribune)
  • Work Underway on $22M Union Station Skylight Restoration (Curbed)
  • Avondale Residents & Merchants Ask Rosa to Rezone Milwaukee to Curb Large Developments (DNA)
  • Natalie Moore, Tom Ricketts Discussed Segregation, Cubs Victory at MPC Luncheon
  • In Response to Empty Storefronts, Highland Park Is Shrinking Its Pedestrian-Oriented Zone (Tribune)
  • Yorkville May Start Allowing Businesses to Open Sidewalk Cafes (Tribune)
  • Active Trans Checks Out the River Edge Ideas Lab Proposals to Extend Riverwalk to Chinatown
  • A Guide to Getting Around the City for University of Chicago Students (Maroon)
  • Vision Zero West Side Community Meetings Tonight in Garfield Park, Saturday Afternoon in Austin
  • Critical Mass 20th Anniversary Reunion Party Thursday 7:30 PM at RevBrew Taproom, 3340 N. Kedzie

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  • F. Hayek 69

    Socialists love heavy handed government and social planning to help maintain their power, so a Milwaukee Ave downzone seems inevitable. The only people hurt by this is just everyone who isn’t a landowner on that stretch.

  • F. Hayek 69

    *not landowners, but rather business owners.

    Landowners will be punished as properties will lose value.

  • ohsweetnothing

    Avondale resident. I’m plenty tired of these neighborhood community groups (and safe to assume the Alderman, as he parrots these talking points from his social media) that are more concerned about height and density and are using the guise of progressivism (sp?) and “community input” to acheive their ends. Development along Milwaukee in his ward has slowed to a crawl…and guess what, prices are STILL skyrocketing in Avondale and deconversions to the same 3 designs of SFH can be witnessed on every other block in the area. Funny that redevelopment of strip malls and vacant parking lots along a retail corridor seem to be far more pressing issues to them.

    Look at what these groups are concerned about along that corridor’s current zoning. 4-story mixed use buildings. Ridiculous.

    On a related note, I’ll be interested to see how “progressive” the proposed Milwaukee street safety reconfigurations turn out. Something tells me not to hold out for hope.

  • Jeremy

    You say the socialists are looking to maintain their power. Are you talking about Chicago? The city sold off its parking meters to Morgan Stanley and has been opening charter schools. That doesn’t sound like socialism. Who do you think is building all of the high rises downtown?

    Better luck next time with the Red Scare ad hominem attacks.

  • johnaustingreenfield

    Hey folks, let’s keep the discussion civil. Thanks.

  • Chicagoan

    Natalie Moore and Tom Ricketts isn’t a combination I expected to see one day.