The Uptown Commission for Responsible Development is hosting a meeting to discuss the new proposal by Sedgwick Properties for the Columbus/Maryville site at Montrose and Clarendon.
The meeting will be held at the Clarendon Field House at 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. on Thursday, December 1st at 7 PM.
From the e-mail blast from Buena Park Neighbors:
"Their original plan was overwhelmingly voted down earlier this year at a community meeting held by Alderman Cappleman. Their latest plan, The Lighthouse at Montrose Harbor, is pared down from the original but there are still some concerns that need to be addressed:
1. They are asking for $31 million in TIF funds
2. They currently have two properties in foreclosure
3. The current plan still has density problems
Buena Park Neighbors does not have an official position on this project; however, we believe that all of our neighbors need to be fully informed when such large-scale projects are proposed in or bordering on our neighborhood. With that in mind, we strongly recommend that you attend this very important meeting.
This meeting is being called by The Uptown Coalition for Responsible Development, which is a private organization. Also, we have been informed that, due to prior commitments, Alderman Cappleman will not be present at this meeting."