Added Sep 12 2011
This is a new thread to discuss the boulevard parking and not confuse it with the previous heading of Farmer's Market.
To those who were following previously, it's laughable to say I am against or afraid of gentrification. I am against congestion when it's not necessary and is avoidable. I do know that each of you 'newcomers' came here most likely because the LS area presented a good look. If the area had looked bad - you would have moved (bought or rented) somewhere else. I believe if you are honest with yourself - one of the reasons you moved here was the feeling of space. The open landscape. If you wanted lots of gentrification - you would have moved to Lincoln Square, Lakeview or Bucktown. But, you chose here. I'm glad you did.
Yes, the apartments are larger for less rent. That helps. And our lots tend to be wider and deeper than other areas too. That helps. AND - we have the lovely pastoral boulevards which now have a total of 40 hours of parking on Kedzie, 40 hours of parking on Humboldt and 30 hours on Logan. Yes, I would be fine with Sunday parking. 4,6 or 8 hours. But no one had an opportunity to add their opinions. Only the churches did. Why not us? Why weren't we included in the discussions the churches had with Rey and the police department? I'm upset with that. Call me old school, but I like to be involved, so do each of you, or you wouldn't be responding to this thread.