Wednesday, October 30, 2013

46th Ward Development News

From Ald. Cappleman's weekly newsletter, lots of news!
  • The Clarendon/Montrose development is waiting for feedback from the Dept. of Planning before it can proceed back to the Zoning & Development Committee.
  • The Wilson L is scheduled to begin some demolition work this winter with the final confirmation of some of the columns to be worked out in the near future.
  • The first Sonic geared more toward urban foot traffic is underway at the NE corner of Wilson/Kenmore.
  • The Hotel Chateau (3838 N. Broadway) is vacant and permits are in place to do a full renovation to be completed in late spring.
  • Residents at the Lawrence House (1020 W. Lawrence) are receiving assistance to move to safer housing while the building prepares to go through a gut rehab.
  • Protected Bike Lanes will be placed on Broadway this year.
  • There will be a public meeting to discuss new streetscaping along Broadway near the Entertainment District. No date has been set.
  • The City is meeting with Jam Productions in December to discuss progress to renovate the Uptown Theatre.
  • The building located at 4635-41 N. Broadway will be going through an extensive gut rehab with an additional story added. Because it's a project valued under $10M, only the local block club (Truman Square Neighbors) provided input about the upzoning request. 
  • 4642 N. Magnolia HomeThis home in Sheridan Park is gutted inside due to a fire that occurred close to 2 decades ago. The prospective buyer is only interested in purchasing this home if he is allowed to tear it down in order to build something else on this site. Because the home is orange-rated (meaning it has historical significance), there's an automatic evaluation to assess if this building has Landmark status. All orange-rated buildings go through this same process.
  1. If the Historic Preservation Division (part of the Dept. of Planning) deems this property to be historically significant, it will not be torn down and there will be no need to upzone the property. Someone who is interested in restoring the house would have to purchase the property. For information how a property is determined to have historical significance, click here.
  2. If the Historic Preservation Division does not want to proceed with landmarking this building, the house will be torn down and the new owner will present new building plans to the Magnolia-Malden Block Club. If the new proposal requires an upzone, members of the block club will have a strong say on whether or not this would occur. If the new proposal does not require any zoning change, the new owner does not need community input to build as long as it remains within the current zoning guidelines.
Email the block club president to join: You must live within the boundaries to vote. {UU Note:  Email address has been corrected.}

1 comment:

  1. Cue "The Jeffersons" theme music cause we're... "movin' on up...TOWN"!