Thursday, July 3, 2008

Newsletter from Ald. Smith, 48th Ward

Z&P Approves Parking Lot
The 48th Ward Zoning and Planning Committee voted to support a "special use" request from North Side Federal Savings for a parking lot at 1475 W. Foster. North Side, located in Andersonville for 75 years, plans to demolish a building it owns at that location (adjacent to the alley east of Clark) to provide parking for customers. The Z&P Committee's vote was 13 in favor (including The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, the WFCW block club and the Uptown Chicago Commission), one opposed (East Andersonville Residents Council) and eight abstentions. The lot will be available after banking hours only for patrons of Clark Street shops and restaurants.

Nookies Update
Visible signs of construction on the "Nookies" building east of the Red Line on the north side of Bryn Mawr are encouraging to those who are anticipating breakfast or lunch at the new Edgewater location of this popular restaurant. The owners are targeting a late fall opening.

Chicago Apartment Finders has leased the two-story building just east of the elevated tracks on Bryn Mawr. They will open an office on the first floor and have corporate office upstairs.

Green Market Up and Running
The Edgewater Green Market, at the corner of Broadway and Norwood (6034 North), is off to a great start with new and returning vendors including Ellis Farms (fruit), Schringa (vegetables), B&LGardens (organic vegetables), Earth First Farms (apples and cider), Red Hen Bakery, Country Cottage (eggs and chicken) and Edgewater Soaps. The market runs every Saturday through October 18. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to noon. But our vendors do sell out, so try to get there early. Special thanks to Sheli Lulkin of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Paula Campanio of True Nature Foods for making the market happen.


  1. ... I am SOO jealous of the 48th ward...

  2. Uptown superhero: The 48th ward's zoning club is highly criticized by ward insiders. Their marketing and the newsletters, though, are lovely.

  3. I am just jealous that they even get a newsletter from their aldermans office...