Alderman Cappleman's weekly newsletter:
"CPS has chosen Morningside's proposal as the top bid for the sale of Stewart School. The next step in this process is for the Chicago Board of Education to formally approve the decision at their monthly meeting next week.
Back in 2014, I asked the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to host a series of public meetings at the Clarendon Park Fieldhouse to get feedback from the community about what you wanted to see developed at this site. Thanks to all of you who attended these meetings that included experts in planning, development, and representatives from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). MPC used your input to assist CPS with crafting a Request for Proposal for developers who would express interest with reusing this property. Click here to view MPC's report that was provided to CPS.
Four different developers submitted proposals. CPS selected the highest bid that took the suggestions from the community into account. At a later point in time, Morningside will submit their formal plans for this property and residents will have an opportunity to provide their feedback at a 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee meeting. Residents will also get a chance to view the submitted plans in the "Projects" section of our website at james46.org.
The Broadway/Wilson corridor is going through an incredible transformation at this time, and much of it has been due to the rehab of the Wilson L Stop. The Stewart School proposal will further compliment other new developments to make this a more vibrant area."