4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Now what's the problem with Starbuck's Six Corners?

Hi all - just saw this note in DNA Info -

A separate proposal to build a Starbucks drive-thru in the Six Corners Shopping District was also due to come before the board on Friday, but that decision was delayed until July due to "issues about landscaping," according to a spokesman for Ald. John Arena (45th).

I keep hearing that the other SB was approved for Irving Park and Central but I was wondering what happened with the one planned for Six Corners - now delayed until July? Jeez, enough already....

  • Anthony Harebrained Portage Park Young Blood

    I'm hoping they break ground soon! They just got a nitro pour coffee that is unbelievably good.

  • I wanna get half gallons of vodka at Bunny's because they have great sales. Hurry up!!

May 15

Lot at Central and Addison

Dear Neighbors,

The new owners of Central & Addison (contiguous to the CVS) alerted my office that they will be testing the the existing soil using a “drilling truck.” They have assured me that this “soil testing” is NOT part of any construction process. Further, their intended use of the Property has not been determined.

On Valentines Day of this year, an “affiliate” of Heidner Properties sold (and the deed transferred) the vacant lot at Central & Addison (3611-59 N....

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Dear Neighbors,

The new owners of Central & Addison (contiguous to the CVS) alerted my office that they will be testing the the existing soil using a “drilling truck.” They have assured me that this “soil testing” is NOT part of any construction process. Further, their intended use of the Property has not been determined.

On Valentines Day of this year, an “affiliate” of Heidner Properties sold (and the deed transferred) the vacant lot at Central & Addison (3611-59 N. Central Ave.)

In June of 2016 I rezoned this empty lot from B3-1 to RS-2. This guarantees that our community has a voice in deciding what gets built on the lot.

The new Owners have reaffirmed their promise to let my Office know when they have real plans for the vacant lot at which time they will present them to my Office. When they present the plans to me I will ask them to call a Community Meeting. The people I have met with are clearly committed to growing and improving Portage Park. I am excited to see what they come up with.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or my office. 773.745.4636, ward36@cityofchicago.org. #YourVoiceOurCommitment

Apr 23

Updated May 12

Affordable landscapers?

My wife and I are looking for someone that can pull out two evergreen bushes and some landscaping gravel/rock from our front and back yard. Does anyone have an affordable local person to reccomend? Many thanks in advance!

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Thanks, Lynne.

  • G.S

    Camacho tree service they cut trees you can see there work in facebook @camachotreeservice

Mar 22

Updated May 10

Please vote ONCE A DAY from NOW thru March 31st for Portage Park Helping Hands to win $500!

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  • Portage Park Neighbor D. Min., BCC

    how about if some who would like to if we give monies directly to HH? I would be willing to donate $100.

  • Portage Park Helping Hands https://www.facebook.com/PortageParkHelpingHands/

    Hi, sorry for the delay in replying to your question. Donations may be made to Portage Park Helping Hands via mail in care of the school. You can send a check made out to Portage Park Helping Hands to:

    Portage Park Helping Hands
    c/o Portage Park School
    5330 W Berteau Ave
    Chicago IL 60641

    Thanks for your support! Please contact us if you need more information.

    https://www.facebook.com/PortageParkHelpingHands/
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Mar 29

Updated Apr 25

Power wash/Sand and Stain work

I am looking for names of someone who can do some backyard work. Powerwash, sand and stain small deck privacy fence.

Apr 16

Updated Apr 20

Do you Support the development at Irving & Central? Then sign a letter of Support.

Are you in support of the development at Irving & Central? Then sign a letter of Support.

If you are in favor of the zoning change at Irving & Central to allow this community to attract much needed economic development to our area, then please sign a letter of support.

Click this Link to see a copy of the letter.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwUvbepr_rUMi2R6c1B2DiZ20-DAtj8luMGlgsPYYuE/mobilebasic

We also have an Ipetition that you can sign. Just click the Link.

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/WPPNA

So you can get your...

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Are you in support of the development at Irving & Central? Then sign a letter of Support.

If you are in favor of the zoning change at Irving & Central to allow this community to attract much needed economic development to our area, then please sign a letter of support.

Click this Link to see a copy of the letter.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwUvbepr_rUMi2R6c1B2DiZ20-DAtj8luMGlgsPYYuE/mobilebasic

We also have an Ipetition that you can sign. Just click the Link.

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/WPPNA

So you can get your support letter back to us in several ways.

1. Sign & email the letter back to us at westppn@gmail.com

2. You can sign the Ipetition.

3. We have volunteers going door to door collecting signatures.

4. You can stop at our Inaugural Fundraising Event on Tuesday April 18th 6pm to 8pm at Porrettas, 3656 N. Central. We will have letters to sign there.

The WPPNA will present these letters to the ZBA on

Friday April 21st
City Hall-121 N. LaSalle
9:00am Room 200

  • There's no guarantee it will be a Starbucks. It is zoned for a drive thru and might end up a fast food place.

    How did the WPPNA arrive at its official position? Did members vote?

  • DPANCAKES Resident

    Here is a crazy idea...either open Portage Grounds 2 and lease the drivethru space or let someone else lease it. Starbucks, Percolator, etc. To stop capitalism, bc it's unfair to a minority of people and a couple businesses, is very sad.

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