|People lining up to get inside
|Registering to vote
|Some of the crowd
|Alderman Cappleman leads the meeting
|The gentleman who had to be escorted out, in the midst
of a huge crowd of neighbors and observers.
You can just feel the steamy temperatures in the room!
- "Despite stifling heat and a skeptical audience of more than 200 people, Sedgwick Properties representatives argued passionately with neighborhood residents tonight over their plan to build a $350 million mixed-use high rise on the site of a former Maryville Academy facility at Clarendon and Montrose avenues. After nearly two hours of debate, residents cast a potentially decisive vote regarding the development project, though many attendees had made up their minds long before the vote was called." Rob Ross put on his Jimmy Olson hat and did a news article about the meeting, which can be read here.
- A look back at history: Someone dug up an 1982 article about what happened when the community opposed a developer who wanted to build a high-rise in the park.