6 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

To Keep Its Small Town Feel, Lincoln Square Needs To Get Bigger

As he mulls a zoning change request for a proposed five-story, 59-unit apartment and retail development at 2150 W. Lawrence Ave, the alderman said that density is necessary to support the mix of Mom and Pop shops that give the neighborhood its character.

    To Keep Its Small Town Feel, Lincoln Square Needs To Get Bigger
    LINCOLN SQUARE - For Lincoln Square to retain its small town feel, the neighborhood needs to become more crowded, according to Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th). As he mulls a zoning change request for a proposed five-story, 59-unit apartment and retail development at 2150 W.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    There is no way I find Lawrence better than Montrose. I mistakenly got off at Lawrence the other day from Lakeshore in the middle of the afternoon and traffic was so bad and backed up at Ashland and Lawrence that I had to cut over to Montrose which was moving pretty good. I hate Lawrence and have stopped going to the Mariano's there because it is such a hassle.

  • As a resident of the 4800 block of Leavitt, the block north of this property, I appreciate the developer's interest in our community, and the plans to retain the existing structure. However, I have three concerns with the current proposal.

    1) 59 units. That's A LOT of VERY TINY units....

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    As a resident of the 4800 block of Leavitt, the block north of this property, I appreciate the developer's interest in our community, and the plans to retain the existing structure. However, I have three concerns with the current proposal.

    1) 59 units. That's A LOT of VERY TINY units. Here's my data: a residential lot in the neighborhood is around 30'x120', for 1-4 units. This lot is 155'x124', spanning around 5.4 lots. That's an average of (just over) 11 units per residential lot!

    2) Poor Quality Commercial Spae. This is not very much commercial space, and it is poor quality. In the drawings, over 60% of the space is in the basement, with few windows. That's because the plans call for four residential units on the first floor where commercial space would typically be. Do these spaces even allow the ventilation a proper kitchen would require for the companies shown in the renderings? The renderings have images for Red Hen and Bowtruss (which sounds great!), but have these companies publicly and officially committed to leases? Otherwise, compare this to the similar below-grade commercial spaces around 2250 W Lawrence, which do not draw strong commercial tenants.

    3) Alley use for access to 50 parking spaces. The plan removes the current access off Lawrence for the existing property, relying completely on alleys. That puts unreasonable traffic burden on the surrounding blocks. The traffic from this property would heavily utilize the one-car residential alleys from Leavitt, Ainsle and Hamilton. For an alternative precedent, compare this to CVS at 2000 W Lawrence, whose parking garage rightly enters off Damen and secondarily off Lawrence. And again, regarding density, this is 50 cars, where comparable residential zoning would only have room for 20.

    Feel free to refute my points with facts, as a I very much want to evaluate this proposal accurately and fairly for our neighborhood.

23 hours ago

2 days ago

Northwest suburban police blotter

• Vandals scratched the hood on a 2009 Audi sedan between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. April 8 in a business lot at 2130 Foster Ave.

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...Elizabeth Jennie Castro, 38, of the 3200 block of West 51st Street, Chicago, was arrested around 1:26 a.m. April 17 at Hilton Garden Inn, 2425...

• Vandals set a portable standard toilet and a handicapped toilet on fire between 9 and 9:09 p.m. April 15 on the 1400 block of Gregory Street. Damage was estimated at $2,650.

    Northwest suburban police blotter
    Charges are not evidence of guilt. Under law, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. * Two men and three women stole several cosmetic items between 6 and 6:17 p.m. April 15 from Ulta, 456 E. Rand Road. Value was estimated at $838.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Apr 21

Updated 4 days ago

Coyote spotted in Lincoln Square

A coyote was spotted wandering around the Lincoln Square neighborhood Wednesday night.An ABC7 viewer spotted the coyote in a front yard in the 4800-block of N. Leavitt around 6 p.m. before it ran off.

    Coyote spotted in Lincoln Square
    A coyote was spotted wandering around the Lincoln Square neighborhood Wednesday night. An ABC7 viewer spotted the coyote in a front yard in the 4800-block of N. Leavitt around 6 p.m. before it ran off.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • herd herd

    You're right ...if it doesn't bleed it shouldn't read so to speak. Lol

  • Well, coyotes are fairly common. Now if it was a bear or tiger, then that is news :)

5 days ago

SOLD!: Recently Sold Homes in Lincoln Square

5138 N Oakley Ave

2339 W Winnemac Ave

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

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2224 W Leland Ave

2616 W Eastwood Ave

5033 N Springfield Ave APT 1S

5200 N Rockwell St APT 3S

2834 W Berwyn Ave APT 2E

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

5348 N Spaulding Ave

4654 N Spaulding Ave APT 1

2427 W Farragut Ave APT 1A

5123 N Bernard St

3201 W Leland Ave APT 509

4544 N Seeley Ave APT 1N

5345 N Bowmanville Ave

2658 W Ainslie St APT 1

    SOLD!: Recently Sold Homes in Lincoln Square
    Lincoln Square, IL - Find out what homes recently sold for in Lincoln Square.
    http://patch.com

5 days ago

New Homes For Sale in Lincoln Square

5138 N Oakley Ave

2339 W Winnemac Ave

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

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2224 W Leland Ave

2616 W Eastwood Ave

5033 N Springfield Ave APT 1S

5200 N Rockwell St APT 3S

2834 W Berwyn Ave APT 2E

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

5348 N Spaulding Ave

4654 N Spaulding Ave APT 1

2427 W Farragut Ave APT 1A

5123 N Bernard St

3201 W Leland Ave APT 509

4544 N Seeley Ave APT 1N

5345 N Bowmanville Ave

2658 W Ainslie St APT 1

    New Homes For Sale in Lincoln Square
    Lincoln Square, IL - Find out what homes are for sale in Lincoln Square.
    http://patch.com

5 days ago

SOLD!: Recently Sold Homes in Lincoln Square

5138 N Oakley Ave

2339 W Winnemac Ave

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

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2224 W Leland Ave

2616 W Eastwood Ave

5033 N Springfield Ave APT 1S

5200 N Rockwell St APT 3S

2834 W Berwyn Ave APT 2E

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

5348 N Spaulding Ave

4654 N Spaulding Ave APT 1

2427 W Farragut Ave APT 1A

5123 N Bernard St

3201 W Leland Ave APT 509

4544 N Seeley Ave APT 1N

5345 N Bowmanville Ave

2658 W Ainslie St APT 1

5 days ago

New Homes For Sale in Lincoln Square

5138 N Oakley Ave

2339 W Winnemac Ave

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

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2224 W Leland Ave

2616 W Eastwood Ave

5033 N Springfield Ave APT 1S

5200 N Rockwell St APT 3S

2834 W Berwyn Ave APT 2E

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

5348 N Spaulding Ave

4654 N Spaulding Ave APT 1

2427 W Farragut Ave APT 1A

5123 N Bernard St

3201 W Leland Ave APT 509

4544 N Seeley Ave APT 1N

5345 N Bowmanville Ave

2658 W Ainslie St APT 1

6 days ago

6 days ago

Apr 24

Apr 23

Apr 23

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING 2 STORY FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE TO HAVE NEW DORMER ADDITION ADDED TO SECOND FLOOR. EXISTING ONE STORY REAR PORCH TO BE REPLACED WITH NEW 2 STORY ADDITION WITH REAR OPEN DECK AND EXIT STAIR. PARTIAL INTERIOR RENOVATION OF FIRST FLOOR AND FINISHED BASEMENT. NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING FOR ADDITION.

    4833 N. Hamilton Ave. Issued April 21, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    GARAGE

    4836 N. Bell Ave. Issued April 21, 2016 Comment

Apr 20

Apr 20

Apr 20

For Rent in Lincoln Square

2213 W Winnemac Ave

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

2010 W Foster Ave

2017 W Ainslie St

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

4812 N Hoyne Ave APT 3

2208 W Winona St # 1

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2224 W Leland Ave

2409 W Catalpa Ave APT 301

3201 W Leland Ave APT 203

3820 W Ainslie St # 2

5359 N Damen Ave # 2

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

5028 N Central Park Ave

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

4654 N Central Park Ave APT 2

5123 N Bernard St

4751 N Artesian Ave APT 304

3601 W Foster Ave

    For Rent in Lincoln Square
    Lincoln Square, IL - Local real estate listings via Zillow.
    http://patch.com

Apr 20

SOLD!: Recently Sold Homes in Lincoln Square

2213 W Winnemac Ave

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

2010 W Foster Ave

2017 W Ainslie St

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

4812 N Hoyne Ave APT 3

2208 W Winona St # 1

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2224 W Leland Ave

2409 W Catalpa Ave APT 301

3201 W Leland Ave APT 203

3820 W Ainslie St # 2

5359 N Damen Ave # 2

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

5028 N Central Park Ave

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

4654 N Central Park Ave APT 2

5123 N Bernard St

4751 N Artesian Ave APT 304

3601 W Foster Ave

    SOLD!: Recently Sold Homes in Lincoln Square
    Lincoln Square, IL - Find out what homes recently sold for in Lincoln Square.
    http://patch.com

Apr 19

New Homes For Sale in Lincoln Square

2213 W Winnemac Ave

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

4801-13 N Bell Ave 2216-24 W Lawrence Ave # 983122

2010 W Foster Ave

2017 W Ainslie St

5115 N Damen Ave APT C

4812 N Hoyne Ave APT 3

2208 W Winona St # 1

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

2224 W Leland Ave

2409 W Catalpa Ave APT 301

3201 W Leland Ave APT 203

3820 W Ainslie St # 2

5359 N Damen Ave # 2

4710 N Bernard St APT 1E

5028 N Central Park Ave

2727 W Balmoral Ave APT 1W

4422 N Mozart St

4654 N Central Park Ave APT 2

5123 N Bernard St

4751 N Artesian Ave APT 304

3601 W Foster Ave

    New Homes For Sale in Lincoln Square
    Lincoln Square, IL - Find out what homes are for sale in Lincoln Square.
    http://patch.com

Apr 18

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Apr 18

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Apr 17

Apr 17

Juan ito Lucero posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 16

Apr 16

spirobolos posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 16

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Apr 15

Apr 15

  • Amundsen High School reviewed by a parent

    We first visited this school in the fall of 2014 and were very comfortable with the "feel" of the school. The new principal seemed genuinely engaged in creating a great learning environment for students and in supporting teachers and staff. We've heard from current and former IB students about their Amundsen HS experience. We have chosen Amundsen over other IB and selective enrollment schools and have not regretted it. The very good impression continues through the freshman year as we come to the report card pickup days, interact with the teachers. They're caring, they know well the children that they teach and guide. There are also many opportunities for developing special interests as there is a variety of after school clubs. I have not regretted for a moment that we've made the neighborhood school our #1 choice.

    Amundsen High School (5110 North Damen Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 14, 2016 Comment

Apr 15

Apr 13

FULL SCHEDULE: 2016 Chicago Farmers Markets

4900 N. Damen Ave.

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6540 N. Sheridan Rd.

7256 S. Chicago Ave.

2301 W. Leland Ave.

330 N. Lotus Ave.

Harrison St. & Central Ave.

5814 S. Wood St.

1800 N. Clark St.

1500 W. Berwyn Ave.

825 W. 69th St.

6730 N. Olmsted Ave.

1333 N. Laramie Ave.

111th St. & Cottage Grove Ave.

3750 W. Ogden Ave.

555 E. 51st St.

87th St. & Langley Ave.

50 W. Washington St.

3411 N. Southport Ave.

200 N. Kedzie Ave.

1936 S. Michigan Ave.

4646 N. Marine Dr.

Argyle St. btwn. Kenmore & Sheridan Rd.

233 S. Wacker Dr.

Lake St. & Central Ave.

2744 W. 63rd St.

11400 S. Michigan Ave.

3349 N. Halsted St.,

6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

1400 W. 46th St.

California Ave. & Division St.

Fulton St. & Halsted St.

2741 W. Montrose Ave.

1200 W. Norwood Ave.

Armitage Ave. & Orchard St.

2423 E. 75th St.

6525 N. Hiawatha Ave.

76th St. & Racine Ave.

4100 N. Lincoln Ave.

Polk St. & Dearborn St.

3601 W. Chicago Ave.

95th St. & Longwood Dr.

3107 W. Logan Blvd.

1800 S. Halsted St.

4820 N. Long Ave.

Berteau Ave. & Central Ave.

1425 N. Damen Ave.

3705 S. Archer Ave.

79th St. & South Shore Dr.

Martin Luther King Dr. & 26th St.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

New Farmers Market in Ravenswood

The new Ravenswood Farmers Market will offer local the opportunity to purchase fresh, local food from a weekly open-air market on Damen Avenue. Operating each Wednesday from 4-8pm at 4900 N Damen, the market will connect farmers and food producers to residents while offering neighbors a place to come together.

This year’s market will feature a variety of farmers and food producers while also providing spaces for a local retailers, artists, health and wellness providers and non-profit organizations.

Ravenswood Farmers...

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The new Ravenswood Farmers Market will offer local the opportunity to purchase fresh, local food from a weekly open-air market on Damen Avenue. Operating each Wednesday from 4-8pm at 4900 N Damen, the market will connect farmers and food producers to residents while offering neighbors a place to come together.

This year’s market will feature a variety of farmers and food producers while also providing spaces for a local retailers, artists, health and wellness providers and non-profit organizations.

Ravenswood Farmers Market is a joint effort from the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Ravenswood Community Council and Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church.

2016 VENDORS
Benton Harbor Bee Company
C & D Family Farms
Hilary’s Cookies
Hi-Rise Bread Company
Patyk’s Farm & Greenhouse
Stamper Cheese Company
WasteNot Compost
Yoberri
Yvolina’s Tamales

SPECIAL GUESTS: MAY 25
MAKA designs Lifestyle
Cynthia at Trumaker Co.

http://ravenswoodchicago.org/farmersmarket/

    Ravenswood Farmers Market | Ravenswood Chicago
    The Ravenswood Farmers Market provides locals a place to purchase fresh, local food from a weekly open-air market on Damen Avenue. Operating each Wednesday from 4-8pm at 4900 N Damen, the market will connect farmers and food producers to residents while offering neighbors a place to come together.
    http://ravenswoodchicago.org
  • I see Stamper Cheese Co. on the list. I wonder if they will still be represented in Andersonville.

  • GRCC + RCC Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce + Com Counc

    I'm sure they will be. Many farmers will do multiple markets at the same time in the city since they'll already be driving in with produce.

Apr 13

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Apr 13

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