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Big transit oriented development planned near California Blue Line Stop

From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave....

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From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave. I hope you can come and please tell neighbors who live close to this project about the meeting.

Curious to hear what others think about TOD development. I believe it's by the same team that put up the silver TOD building at Division and Ashland.

I thought TOD usually came with less parking than 70 spots. The one at Division and Ashland has zero parking spots.

I think it's interesting that the city is going back to the way they used to build near major intersections and transit hubs such as this. Like the coyote building at Damen and Milwaukee. Or the hairpin arts building. Smaller units, taller, more dense.

I think it's a good idea, as Logan Square has become less and less populated over the years. I seem to recall reading we have a fraction of the population we once had.

I think it would help make the area more vibrant. I've lived in 100+ unit buildings in the past, and people have the misconception that all 100 people will be causing traffic, or waiting in line at the El all at the same time. But even with 100 or 200 units, the fraction that are doing any one thing at the same time are slim to none.

Should be a lively conversation. People get all up in arms about change and the threat of shadows or traffic.

I say bring a tiny bit of our neighborhood's density back! Come join the fun conversation. For those unfamiliar, this development is slated for the now empty lot across from Cozy Corner diner.

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    I might be more willing to vote for it if it was a group that didn't build that tower at Ashland and Division. That is the ugliest building in a 3 mile radius in and around Logan Square. It's hideous and I am happy I don't have to see it...

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    I might be more willing to vote for it if it was a group that didn't build that tower at Ashland and Division. That is the ugliest building in a 3 mile radius in and around Logan Square. It's hideous and I am happy I don't have to see it everyday. If we were all to go along with the height, the group and architect would make the decision regarding the design, and their history proves that is not a decision they should be allowed to make. I have lived here since 1997 and am at the California and Milwaukee intersection several times each day. I don't want to have to move just so that I don't have to look at a monstrosity. It's just UGLY and looks dated already.

    Did I mention that it's hideous?

  • There's at least a full city block within three blocks that has been sitting undeveloped since Gerber was still an operational business. Without an equal emphasis on encouraging the actual development on that stretch of Milwaukee heading Southeast towards Armitage and Western, I don't foresee this Gerber lot proposal as...

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    There's at least a full city block within three blocks that has been sitting undeveloped since Gerber was still an operational business. Without an equal emphasis on encouraging the actual development on that stretch of Milwaukee heading Southeast towards Armitage and Western, I don't foresee this Gerber lot proposal as being a good idea until every one of those lots are under contract for development and one of them has that grocery store or Dill Pickle 2.0 we have long pined for. The vacancies which have long been vacant such as the majority of the street level of Congress Theatre and many of the more recently displaced become businesses that the Logan Square that is now coming into being would want to use and there needs to be a heavier anchor for the area to start seeing stickiness and daytime use than a concert venue and a CVS.
    I don't see what historical pictures can tell us other than what's not in place anymore because we don't have the same habituation patterns as the previous Logan Square of 100 years ago where people by and large worked where they lived and there were factories in every one of the (long since) converted to loft warehouses and the vast majority of those historical homes now being sold as single family were multiple family residencies.

12 hours ago

Updated 48 min ago

Tire & Alignment Shop

Hey everyone looking for a tire and alignment shop in the Logan Square area. Any suggestions?

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    Yes! Used Tire Pros on Grand. Was just there yesterday because some lunatic slashed my tire and they had my same exact tire $50 used $250 new. Went with the $50 used with 80% tread. Another guy was in there getting tires for his BMW and he couldn't believe how low the prices were. Super friendly, cool staff. I couldn't wait to give them a good review. So here you go!

  • Maria Logan Square resident for over 20 years

    Soto Tire Repair on California. Amazing work and we still can't believe the price.

  • Vince L Logan Square/Chicago Realtor & Appraiser

    I really like Sierra on California between Fullerton and Milwaukee. I've been going there for over a decade. They do a great job at reasonable prices.

19 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Great Electrician in Logan

I just had a porch light installed and a ceiling light installed where there were no lights before. I got two quotes, one from Urban Power at $1700 (for a five hour two person job!) and one from Bright Sparks at $410. Guess who I chose? We actually almost got busted because the city inspector was investigating something next door, but he popped his head in and saw the work was to code and said because "times were tough" he'd...

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I just had a porch light installed and a ceiling light installed where there were no lights before. I got two quotes, one from Urban Power at $1700 (for a five hour two person job!) and one from Bright Sparks at $410. Guess who I chose? We actually almost got busted because the city inspector was investigating something next door, but he popped his head in and saw the work was to code and said because "times were tough" he'd let it slide. Minimal wall damage (no cuts in my ceiling!) and cleaned up well after the job was done. I have no relation to the company, found them on Yelp and used them because they were baseda few blocks from me. Highly recommend Alex and his crew.

  • Alex and company at Bright Sparks are great! I also picked him because of solid Yelp reviews and because he was in the neighborhood. We're doing a large renovation, permits and all, and the work he's done has been great. Recommended.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    I also highly recommend Alex and bright Sparks.

  • Whatt is his hourly?

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Your cat Thomas from Pennsylvania is on my back porch

Call me at 312-953-4440 or call Petlink for info.

44 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Did you lose your hairless kitten

Found at Unity Park. No collar. Seems to be ill and missing some teeth. Sorta slimy and wet. Will take to treehouse unless you can identify it.

  • Hey everyone. For the 1,000th time, RaleighsMa doesn't like poop on her property.

  • Poor baby. He looks distraught! Probably lost his hair (and maybe some teeth) from the anguish of being lost. You can see he was well cared for though, given how fat he is.

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  • Fall into Foam Fitness!

    Ms. Kachka is asking for $512.51:
    My students need foam equipment such as frisbees and different size balls for multiple uses in our physical education program to enhance physical activity in my program.
    Mozart Elementary School Comment

14 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

GRIDLOCK at California and Milwuakee (Friday)

It seems like maybe this could have been better executed- the traffic was stopped for 4 cycles so two sections of California either side of Milwaukee could be ground up for reasons unknown. This was taking place at 4PM, traffic was gridlocked on a Friday afternoon in all directions.

Two CTA busses one going North and the other South were stuck in traffic and the drivers stopped to chat, their mirrors were tangled, they were too close too each other,...

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It seems like maybe this could have been better executed- the traffic was stopped for 4 cycles so two sections of California either side of Milwaukee could be ground up for reasons unknown. This was taking place at 4PM, traffic was gridlocked on a Friday afternoon in all directions.

Two CTA busses one going North and the other South were stuck in traffic and the drivers stopped to chat, their mirrors were tangled, they were too close too each other, it was a comedy of errors, and poor traffic direction from the contractor. Chicago Police, nowhere despite being just blocks from the 14th District...they sure could have used better traffic control.

So now the road is ground up and there is no work being done, couldn't this have waited till Monday and then do whatever needs to be done?

  • Rick in Kimball's farm LogSq resident for 12 x 10^6 minutes

    Who wants to go to heaven but not die?

    THANK GOODNESS THE STREETS ARE BEING PAVED!!!!!

    If we had a referendum and one choice was streets with pot holes and stuff and the other one was temporary inconvenience and then fresh tarmac what would you choose?

    Then again I have...

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    Who wants to go to heaven but not die?

    THANK GOODNESS THE STREETS ARE BEING PAVED!!!!!

    If we had a referendum and one choice was streets with pot holes and stuff and the other one was temporary inconvenience and then fresh tarmac what would you choose?

    Then again I have the tires in my wifes Camry and my E150 aired up to 10% above the recommended pressure and we hit those transitions from the ground out pavement to the old street at regular speeds not 5 MPH. Put me into the column of people who think that uninformed drivers are the problem, not city services we expect.

    Bart, caught your 8:20 traffic report on WBBM on my drive to work this morning. It's always a pleasure listening to you on air and knowing you are a neighbor.

  • spe

    I find the majority of Bart Shores posts to be worthless junk. Oh, there's a traffic jam? Really? Thanks for cluttering my box. Get a life.

Jul 15

Updated 10 hours ago

Fresh Market Place Open Date?

Hello! Does anyone know when the Fresh Market Place on Western (about three blocks north of Armitage) is set to open?

  • will try and pop in and check it out. soft opening is a great idea since everyone is getting antsy. wine and beer is even better idea.

  • We'll show up too! I fully expect you guys to carry Spanish Bomba Rice so I can make my Spanish paella :D

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