Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about 46th Ward

Let’s Be Clear: Uptown Doesn’t Need More Parking

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Appearing on WGN/CLTV in May, 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman said that “we’re doing everything we can to create more parking spaces.” Cappleman was talking about the renovation of the Uptown Theater at 4816 N Broadway and its parking requirements. His boast about adding more parking caught me off-guard, and I wasn’t alone. Jerry Michaelson, CEO of JAM […]

Street Repairs Make It on 5th Ward PB Ballot; CTA and Bike Projects Don’t

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Traditionally, Chicago aldermen choose to spend their discretionary “menu” funds on meat-and-potatoes infrastructure projects like street repaving, sidewalk repair, and streetlight replacement. This week, however, residents in four different wards are voting in participatory budgeting elections, helping to decide how their district’s $1.3 million in menu money will be spent. Three of the wards will […]