2 days ago

Updated 27 min ago

Norweigan Hospital try to change zoning for huge 4 story Housing Development

The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner....

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The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner. This company is, also, responsible for other ugly buildings in Humboldt Park.

The property is located at 1045 N Sacramento Avenue, 1049 N Francisco Ave. The building will include 49 affordable dwelling units, tenant ancilliary areas such as recreation areas and library as well as 42 exterior parking spaces. They want to change the zoning from 2 story houses and create this huge complex instead. I see this as a big problem.

The way to fight this rezoning is described in the following websites:

http://www.useful-community-development.org/re-zoning-opposition.html
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate law/zoning/proposed_rezoning_change.htm
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate-law/zoning/object_neighbor_zoning.htm

Let's keep this discussion ongoing on this site until this is resolved. Please tell others.

  • I just spoke to Sylvia Michas. I asked her if "ALL" 49 units will be rented to veterans. Her answer was yes, all 49 units will be rented to veterans, especially since Hipolito Roldan, president/CEO of Hispanic Housing, is a Vietnam veteran.

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    I just spoke to Sylvia Michas. I asked her if "ALL" 49 units will be rented to veterans. Her answer was yes, all 49 units will be rented to veterans, especially since Hipolito Roldan, president/CEO of Hispanic Housing, is a Vietnam veteran.

    I also mentioned the bait and switch approach using veterans to get the grants only to later turn around and end up with only 5% of the occupants being veterans. Her response to that was if they were to do that, they wouldn't qualify for funds in the future.

    Did I believe anything she had to say? I don't know. I'm sure other folks on this thread will have something to say.

  • @Booker6664,

    It's not a foregone conclusion that this will pass. It has to go through the plan commission, the fire department, zoning, city counsel. The process can take between six and eight months or at least that's what Ms. Michas told me.

Sep 01

Updated 1 hour ago

Deck construction folks?

Hi all. I'm looking to re-do my backyard deck and was wondering if anyone had some good folks they could point me towards? Yelp seems less than helpful and Angie's List is largely bought and paid for. Many thanks in advance.

  • If you need just 'shoring up' until the spring, I have an excellent workman neighbor who may be able to help in that aspect until you can have what you need done. (He is presently doing an amazing metal 2 story back porch, replacing a wood one)
    (Workman can just be the most frustrating thing....)

  • Thanks, Kittyhop. Yes, I think it needs to be completely torn down and rebuilt, I think we'll just try again in the spring.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

New California stop is really pretty, gotta say

There was a crowd of reporters and guys in suits this morning getting on the revamped calf. blue line stop. not that many getting on, so i had time to snap a few pix. they did a gorgeous job stripping and restoring the old doors and it really looks great...

  • heated waiting shelters is good

  • ch1cag0rob 10+ year Logan Square resident.

    Unfortunately, heated waiting shelters is not new. They had that before. I wonder what percentage of CTA stations only have one exit from each platform. I cannot even think of another blue line stop that does (on the north side at least). There's a reason that's such a rarity. I can only imagine the public outcry if one of those stairwells got blocked for some reason.

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Depressed by Traffic Jams?

Is it me, or is every way that one can drive into the city from Humboldt Park is now congested due to all kinds of construction projects. I have been so frustrated lately.

I try to take the train/bus as much as possible, but sometimes I need to drive. If folks have found good solutions for car routes, please share. I had pretty good success taking California to Roosevelt into downtown this morning.

  • wrlgsq Many years

    Traffic has been worse than usual.

    Plus California cuts off going south before Lake St, you are stuck taking Lake east, or Western/Sacramento south.

    Be careful and try not to get aggravated, we are all sitting in similar traffic.

  • Sybil Madison-Boyd Humboldt Park parent

    Thanks for the comradery! I meant to say Sacramento (vs. California). I took Sacto to Roosevelt this morning and it was better for the blood pressure than getting stuck on Augusta East of Ashland or sitting on the Eisenhower!

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Biking is good...

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

A neighborly opinion

Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore...

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Just wanted to see if those of you with experience dealing with neighbor/pet issues can offer some advice. My downstairs neighbors are young guys who moved in earlier this year. They have a cat and said that they are now letting their cat (who was never an outdoor cat before) go outside by himself. While I personally don't agree with keeping cats outdoors in the city and would never let my own kitty out, it's not my cat and therefore not really my choice.

The issue I'm having is that this cat seems to not be too content about its new situation, especially with the weather being what it is, and slips into the building every chance he gets. He's spent several nights in another neighbor's apartment who felt bad for him and I have let him briefly into mine (after he followed me inside). He and my kitty didn't get along so out he went.
This morning he was meowing outside my door in the back stairway (probably got in while I was going in and out doing laundry yesterday).

So I guess I'm not sure which side of the intervention line this falls. Do I secretly find this cat a nice home with more doting owners, do I ignore the situation? Just want to get some objective opinions :)

  • Kat is absolutely correct on all counts.

  • Tom G Living in Avondale since 1994

    BrightnShiny: A Libertarian's cat is not a Libertarian. By law, it is the Libertarian's property. There are laws about where you can park your property, how loud you can play your property, and how you must dispose of your property. So, if your property comes onto my property and sprays...

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    BrightnShiny: A Libertarian's cat is not a Libertarian. By law, it is the Libertarian's property. There are laws about where you can park your property, how loud you can play your property, and how you must dispose of your property. So, if your property comes onto my property and sprays my porch, kills a bird, and bites my kid who wants to pet it, I fail to see where the slippery slope idea comes in if I take some remedial action, especially if it doesn't destroy your property. If your objection is more about people sticking their noses into other people's business, why not just ask the stray cat what it wants and treat it like a Libertarian? I've heard a few of them say to me, "I'm cold and I can't get back inside and, by the way, maybe you've got a little tuna you can spare." It seems that they can always sniff out a Liberal.

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Housing development

Does anyone know anything about the proposed 4 story (60ft)/49 unit Hispanic Housing Development building going up between Sacramento & Francisco by Norwegian Hospital?

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

New development at Shakespeare and Campbell?

Saw a posting on 2 houses a few weeks ago--maybe regarding a change to zoning--does anyone know anything about it? I think it's proposed to be a multi-unit building. I've searched online but can't find anything more.

4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Cat Food Donation (opened bag, unused portion)?

Any local rescue or similar that accept dry cat food donations (*opened bags*). I've gone through a few partial bags of food while switching my cat to something new. Rather than throw out perfectly good cat food, I'd like to at least try and donate.

One container is a mix of 3 flavors of Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free (Duck, Rabbit, Chicken). Maybe 2 or 3 lbs worth. And the other is a 5 lbs. or so bag of the same brand, salmon flavor. None of them sat well with my cat for whatever reason.

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Wisconsin Day trip from Chicago - Fall Foliage

Hi, I'm looking for a destination in the south part of WI that would be great for a fall foliage day trip. I'm looking for some good walking/hiking trails, beautiful scenery.

Thanks

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged.

    The hike around Lake Geneva can be beautiful. The full trip is about 26 miles and took us about 8 hours at a quick pace and with a lunch stop. The section nearest downtown Lake Geneva going counterclockwise is the easiest and it gets more difficult as you get to...

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    The hike around Lake Geneva can be beautiful. The full trip is about 26 miles and took us about 8 hours at a quick pace and with a lunch stop. The section nearest downtown Lake Geneva going counterclockwise is the easiest and it gets more difficult as you get to the Fontana side of the lake, although easily passable. I just don't think there's as much foot traffic over there.

    Devil's Lake is really fantastic, too. But, that's about 3 hours away.

    And, even though you specified WI, we recently went to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and had a great few hours hiking on the beach and trails. The trails there range from easy to difficult, 1 - 8 (or more) miles. I think that was 1 hour 20 minutes to drive out mid-day on a Saturday.

  • Just north of Lake Geneva is the southern unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. There are many great hiking and biking trails. I was camping there a few weeks ago...Just beautiful!

21 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Body found in Logan

Was there a body found on Central Park and Belden today? I heard about it but cannot find news about it on line.

  • ^ so very sad, but this is nowhere near Central Park & Belden.

  • I'm so sorry, you're right. My friend knows this family, I should have correlated the addresses. Too much violence, too close to home. Too many kids and too many guns.

6 hours ago

Orthopedic Specialists to Discuss Bone and Joint Health on October 29

Is joint pain or a nagging sports injury preventing you from exercising on a regular basis? Learn how to lose the pain and become active again at a free program, “Bone and Joint Health,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 29 at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., (enter at Thomas St. and Oakley Blvd.), Chicago.

46 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Alert! Spotted a coyote at Talman and George

Please be careful out there! Just a few minutes ago, hubby and I are driving south on Talman we spotted a coyote standing in the middle of the road, then it moved onto the sidewalk heading north on Talman. We are new to the area and had no idea they are in this area, especially the streets of Chicago. Is this a common occurrence?

Oct 09

Updated 7 hours ago

Halloween Decorations 2014

Hello neighbors! Just wanted to say, it is great to see more seasonal décor going up. If you have never thought about doing so, remember that it helps the overall look/appearance of the neighborhood. It may seem like a small thing, but it makes the n'hood look more inviting. Please rake leaves, pickup trash, put up some lights, Halloween or autumnal décor(if you're into that sort of thing). Tend to shrubbery, trees and gardens. And if you have a porch light, please use it. Lights can deter a lot of mischief. Let's keep the neighborhood on track of looking great, as we have been doing!!

  • Betzaida Live 6 blocks from Humboldt Park

    I put up some Halloween decorations at my home and the kids just love it! I'm so glad I did it.

  • That is awesome. Another way to make memories with them!

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Greetings! Where can I find them?

Dear Neighbors,
Any little shops in Logan Square offer non-commercial/handmade/original (you get the picture) greeting/birthday cards? I would need to buy today, post today.
Cheers,
K.

  • KT

    So glad the art of letter writing isn't completely dead. Nothing is better than getting something in the mail like a note from a friend. Thought it was just me. Good job letter writer! :)

  • Hooray! Thanks. Yes, I find it incredibly satisfying to sit down with "quill" and drop a few lines. Just think, with the amount of time many of us spend on idiot Facebook (guilty as charged), we could probably craft a few letters to a few people who could really use the pleasant surprise in their mailbox.

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Thinking about moving to California & Rockwell

Hello, I recently sold my place and was looking toward the California & Rockwell area. Not to familiar with the area, like how there is some cool restaurants a few blocks away. Always hear on the news about crime and gang activity in Logan square. Is this a good area to move?

thanks for the help!

  • G

    TOO many hippies, i mean hipsters.

  • I live just north of Diversey and West of California, great residential neighborhood, low crime, my nephew was a Chicago Police Officer in this district and told me our area is one of the safest in the district. Friendly people, well kept homes, prices have gone up, still some bargains...

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    I live just north of Diversey and West of California, great residential neighborhood, low crime, my nephew was a Chicago Police Officer in this district and told me our area is one of the safest in the district. Friendly people, well kept homes, prices have gone up, still some bargains around. Your best bet is to go the locations you are interested in, go on different days, different times, drive & walk around the area, up & down the side streets & main streets, do this often and you will know where you feel like 'home'. I've lived here for many years, thru the ups & downs of the area. Transportation is great, walk to Blue Line, take it downtown, O'Hare & Midway, Kennedy Expressway is 2 blocks from me, shopping is great & many nearby restaurants, can't beat this location.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Mcdonalds 2707 N Milwaukee

I don't understand why ever time this Mcdonalds has a promotional event for kids, the signs are only in Spanish. Do they not want any English speaking kids at these events? This is an ongoing thing for this Mcdonalds and I find it very insulting.
Does anyone else think this is wrong??

  • Robin in WRP: Learning to speak English is not neccessarily the "only" way to survive in this country - as evidenced by the five generations of German speakers in Wisconsin. http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=13026

    I would think, as a first-generation German, you'd know your fellow Germans, history in the US. It goes back to a German-speaking majority of the PA population before the Revolutionary War.

  • Last words from me on this silly, silly subject:

    The supposed failure of immigrants and their children to learn English is the basis for much concern about immigration and about bilingual education in the early twenty-first century. In fact, there is no reason to believe that current immigrants, any more...

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    Last words from me on this silly, silly subject:

    The supposed failure of immigrants and their children to learn English is the basis for much concern about immigration and about bilingual education in the early twenty-first century. In fact, there is no reason to believe that current immigrants, any more than those in the past, will seek or be able to persuade their children to remain linguistically separate. Two leading supporters of bilingual education concede that "the United States is, at the societal level, staunchly monolingual. Legislating monolingualism as a requirement for citizenship could hardly have been more successful in creating a monolingual society than have been the unofficial economic and social forces at work." Among immigrant minority groups, "only the old folks, the very young, and the recent arrivals, in general, speak these other languages; the school children and young adults have often switched to 'dominance' in English" (Snow and Hakuta, p. 385). The continuing use of Spanish in California has not slowed the rate of shift to English as the primary language for individuals of Hispanic descent; while "in most areas of the United States approximately 70 percent of the native born currently are adopting English as their usual language," the rate is 85 percent in California (Veltman, p. 66).

    Read more: Immigrant Education - UNITED STATES, INTERNATIONAL - Language, Children, School, and Immigrants - StateUniversity.comhttp://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/2077/Immigrant-Education.html#ixzz3Gc20dyi1

3 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Ronny's Bar Project/Golden Teardrops Happening?

Anyone in the know know what happened or is going to happen with the Ronny's bar conversion that was planned by some of the Longman and Eagle/Parsons folks? They were going to totally rehab Ronny's bar. I see they initially applied for permits back in June and July...as referenced below...but there seems to have been no activity since. I'm curious if they're still going to move ahead. It would be nice to have that eyesore renovated.

VENTILATION REVIEW 2014-07-24 DENIED
STRUCTURAL REVIEW 2014-07-16 DENIED
ELECTRICAL REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
FIRE PREVENTION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
PRELIMINARY INTAKE REVIEW 2014-06-03 APPROVED
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW INCOMPLETE
MAYOR'S OFFICE/PEOPLE W/DISAB 2014-07-10 DENIED
REFRIGERATION REVIEW 2014-07-09 DENIED
LANDSCAPE REVIEW (ZONING) 2014-08-12 DENIED
PLUMBING REVIEW 2014-07-21 DENIED

  • KJ

    Way to shatter my dreams. :-(

  • Peter - thanks for the update!! along with my neighbors here, I'm very much looking forward to this! I thought I had read somewhere that the plans fell through, but I'm happy to hear the project is still underway. In the meantime - off to Longman we go.

9 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

7 AM Lawn Mowing - Very Loud

Is anybody else having consistent issues with a lawn moving company showing up at 7AM on weekends and mowing? These guys are using two standing mowers and a push mower at once plus leaf blowers. Needless to a say it is incredibly loud - so loud that it wakes us up three stories up across the street. Corner of Schubert and St. Louis.

  • You can call 911 and report a noise disturbance. Per the city they are not supposed to start that early. Don't bother with 311 for this.

  • David Lightman Part time head turner, full time jaw dropper

    you supposed to be up cookin breakfast in the mornin. it's like an alarm clock. wooo woooo!!!

16 hours ago

Sep 30

Updated 20 hours ago

  • That would make sense Mccoy...why spend that kind of dough in October/November when you can really spruce it up in Spring. Hopefully that's their plan.

  • Being Fall and especially with all the rain we've had recently, it wouldn't make much sense to repair the area now. Just be sure that the money is in the pipeline for Spring. A committee sounds like a wonderful idea (inviting all opinions) to sort out 2015 plans. Run the idea through your Alderman's office and invite the CAPS Beat representative as well. Organize!

Oct 07

Updated 22 hours ago

Garage door installer

Any recommendations for company that installs garage doors?

  • I used an Angies List Deal for garage door *servicing* and had excellent results. In timeliness of scheduling and arrival, as well as the service. The company seems to do door service and installation. The service tech that came lives in the south Irving Park neighborhood and said the company...

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    I used an Angies List Deal for garage door *servicing* and had excellent results. In timeliness of scheduling and arrival, as well as the service. The company seems to do door service and installation. The service tech that came lives in the south Irving Park neighborhood and said the company was trying to expand in this area, and that he would get calls for the area. But I cannot speak for their installation service.

    Overhead Garage Door Inc
    Contact Information
    Kevin Kozak
    34691 N Wilson Rd
    Ingleside IL 60041 (Map it)
    (888) 459-3720
    (847) 546-6600
    (847) 201-8316 (fax)
    www.chicagolandgaragedoor.com

  • Lugo 30+years Logan-Hermosa

    @wl no worries.. I appreciate the info. Doesn't always work for everyone.

25 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

help! confused by wards and need to early vote.

i moved here six months ago and it took two tries but allegedly i am registered to vote here now (thought the voters card they said was coming to me weeks ago never arrived) i do come up at my address as registered to vote though...i'm at the s/w corner of armitage and california....however the voter registration person with the city said i was ward 1 on the phone, but when i look it up on the city website by...

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i moved here six months ago and it took two tries but allegedly i am registered to vote here now (thought the voters card they said was coming to me weeks ago never arrived) i do come up at my address as registered to vote though...i'm at the s/w corner of armitage and california....however the voter registration person with the city said i was ward 1 on the phone, but when i look it up on the city website by address it says ward 35. i looked at the ward 1 and 35 maps and calf/armitage doesn't seem to be on either -- though its hard to tell some of the wards are shaped like a donut or a broken puzzle piece! i have a rare day off for a drs appointment and will be out of town on the 4th so really need to vote tomorrow but don't know where to go.

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

LOST GRAY CAT

We haven't seen our gray cat since around noon on Saturday October 5th. He is all gray except for 2-3 small patches of white on his chest. He is VERY friendly and vocal. He also has allergies and without medicine his left eye will be watery.

He is very loved and we would be heart broken if we lose him.

No collar but he is chipped.
Any help would be great appreciated. Phone number is 708-908-0055 call or text any time of day.

Mar 12

Updated 29 hours ago

Comcast outage?

Anybody else in the 1700 block area of Kedzie have flashing lights on their modem? Started about 2:30 PM today,

  • Best Buy has modems you can buy to replace the rental for about $100 or less -- you'll earn it back in less than a year. And yes, use a different solution for wifi and phone -- better options are available.

  • Jim Mitchell 11-year Logan Square resident

    If you buy a modem, you will have to call Comcast to get it registered so that they recognize the device, but that's a minor inconvenience and takes five minutes.

5 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

... AND THE MOST RAT-INFESTED CITY IN THE U.S. IS (drum roll, please ...)

The complete list from Orkin:

1. Chicago
2. Los Angeles
3. Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown
4. New York
5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
6. Seattle-Tacoma
7. Detroit
8. Cleveland-Akron-Canton
9. Baltimore
10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
11. Dallas-Fort Worth
12. Denver
13. Houston
14. Atlanta
15. Boston-Manchester
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul
17. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto
18. Syracuse
19. Indianapolis
20. Charlotte

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2014/10/13/rats-d-c-calls-pest-company-about-rodents-more-often-than-new-york/

  • It's weird, I saw rats in NYC when I lived there several times a day. In Philly, several times a week. In Chicago- I've seen maybe three in three years.
    I'm guessing after writing this, I will probably see them all the time.

  • It's not nice to talk about our Aldermen that way!

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Vintage Record Player Console Repair

Hi Neighbors! I inherited a vintage RCA Victor Console Record player from the mid 60s. Parts of it work, and parts don't. I don't know what I'm doing, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of shops who might be able to take a look at this.

If anyone knows of a place that does house calls that would be great, because the entire unit is about 100lbs.

I did find an old thread on EveryBlock and some people recommended a few such as Deltronics, 20th Centruy and Mina's TV & Video, the last of which will come and pick up. Any other suggestions out there?

Thanks!

  • Anthony's Electronic Service on Irving Park and Broadway has fixed two turn tables for me. Just read the reviews.

  • Tanner at Uncharted books just had his console record player fixed. He said he knows a guy that fixes this type of record player. You might want to stop in there and ask him.

33 hours ago

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40 hours ago

Aug 23

Updated 41 hours ago

Handy person needed

I am looking for a reliable, "jack of all trades" handy person to help us with carpentry, painting, minor repairs and other projects around our home in Logan Square. If you have any recommendations, I would appreciate hearing about them.

Sep 06

Updated 41 hours ago

Flooring Repair Recommendation

Hello Everyone!

Our bedroom floor is pretty beat up. The hardwood flooring needs to be sanded and varnished. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    if you still need the floor re varnished give me a call.
    3127579172

3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

foundation repair?

not sure who to call..where the foundation meets the sidewalk? we need sealed. I think this was mentioned before but couldn't find the recommendations. Rodents getting in and we want to seal it. thanks.

  • here is an instance where a list of local neighborhood services list on everyblock would be helpful.

  • Victor Perez small business owner

    give me a call i can take a look or recommend someone for the job. 312 757 9172

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Bickerdike 3 building affordable housing project almost finished, LUCHA 10 building project next

I just read this article and have a few questions.

Neighbors, Alderman Support Affordable Housing Near Bloomingdale Trail

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141015/humboldt-park/neighbors-alderman-support-affordable-housing-near-bloomingdale-trail?utm_source=Logan+Square+%26+Humboldt+Park&utm_campaign=0c61ac4ebd-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dfef6fa313-0c61ac4ebd-173185933

The Zapata Apartments project in Logan Square aren't finished yet.

http://www.bickerdike.org/docs/Zapata%20Summary.pdf

The three buildings that are either just finished or still being built are:

3228-34 W. Armitage
3525-45 W. Armitage
3503 W. Armitage

Zoning was out of character with the rest of the area. The buildings are much higher and larger than their surroundings.

The new proposed buildings are:

LUCHA’s proposal...

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I just read this article and have a few questions.

Neighbors, Alderman Support Affordable Housing Near Bloomingdale Trail

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141015/humboldt-park/neighbors-alderman-support-affordable-housing-near-bloomingdale-trail?utm_source=Logan+Square+%26+Humboldt+Park&utm_campaign=0c61ac4ebd-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dfef6fa313-0c61ac4ebd-173185933

The Zapata Apartments project in Logan Square aren't finished yet.

http://www.bickerdike.org/docs/Zapata%20Summary.pdf

The three buildings that are either just finished or still being built are:

3228-34 W. Armitage
3525-45 W. Armitage
3503 W. Armitage

Zoning was out of character with the rest of the area. The buildings are much higher and larger than their surroundings.

The new proposed buildings are:

LUCHA’s proposal includes 3-flat buildings at
1757 N. Drake Ave.,
1812 N. Drake Ave.,
1822 N. Sawyer Ave.,
1802 N. Sawyer Ave.,
1929 N. Drake Ave.,
1858 N. Drake Ave;
6-flat buildings at
1749-1751 N. Drake Ave.,
1649-1651 N. Drake Ave.,
1834-1838 N. Sawyer Ave.
1808-1810 N. Kedzie.

The project will cost a preliminary total of around $17 million — including the $9 million in tax credits — according to Juan Linares, executive director at LUCHA.

http://www.newcommunities.org/news/articleDetail.asp?objectID=1768

Does anyone have a map of affordable housing buildings in the city?
Do some areas have more than others?

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    @Glenn Brettner. My name is Colin Bird. It's nice to meet you, too. If you don't believe the actual evidence that's out there and readily available for you to read then by all means continue to live in ignorance and make up stories about grift.

    Have a nice weekend!

  • Yosef A Logan Square neighbor since 1990

    Weather it is Glenn's explanation or Colin's where the truth lies, or a bit of both, it does not explain how anyone involved in the process, from the developer, to the ploicy makers to the funding agencies, can justify spending 2.4 million building a six flat that may appraise at...

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    Weather it is Glenn's explanation or Colin's where the truth lies, or a bit of both, it does not explain how anyone involved in the process, from the developer, to the ploicy makers to the funding agencies, can justify spending 2.4 million building a six flat that may appraise at slightly over 1 million the day it is finished. Paradoxically, this actually helps the NIMBY people, as the more expensive affordable housing units are, the fewer can be built. Consider that if $205,000 of public funds goes into a unit of $405,000 (based on the proposed budget), the same public money can be used to build 2 units at $305,000 each, or 4 units at $255,000, costs that are not out of reach for a private developer.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

German Shepard mix hit by car/seeking owner

A German Shepard mix (black and dark brown, medium/large with blue canvas collar & no tags) was hit by a car at 11:45 Friday at Humboldt blvd. & Bloomingdale. Was taken by the driver to Chicago Veterinary Emergency Center at 3123 n. Clybourn. Another medium sized tan dog wearing a harness/collar was witnessed near the accident but ran away. Seeking any information about the owner. We don't know how the dog is doing yet but would like to reunite him with the owner. Please reply if you have any information.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came...

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    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came home after midnight earlier this week and the dogs were on the balcony which has yet to have any guardrails installed. Given that kids break into this building to tag it, the plywood door is almost broken down on a daily basis do the dog could have gotten out super easily. These dogs shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Oct 07

Updated 2 days ago

Free chicken feed (spent brewing grains - malted barley, no hops used)

Free chicken feed to anyone who'll come pick it up. I've got about five plastic shopping bags filled with it (3 frozen, 2 in the fridge soon to be frozen). I usually save them for a friend who has chickens but I need the room and I won't see them soon enough. I'm in Logan Square, Mozart and Dickens. Send a PM to arrange pick-up. Sorry for the blurry pic, it was getting dark and I was cleaning up. These grains can also be used to make dog biscuits, etc., too. There are no hops in these grains, they are added to the beer later in the process (hops can be harmful to animals...).

  • Generating a lot of spent grain today if you want some, just let me know how much! I'm near Saint Louis & Schubert, and it should be ready in the mid afternoon.

  • I'll take a grocery bags worth. Send a message to erinlynn 60618 @ gmail . Thanks!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Did you leave your phone on the #70 Division bus this morning?

Someone left their phone on the Division bus this morning. I would love to return it to you, but it's locked and needs a code to unlock it. If it's you or you know that person, please contact me. trentonjack2001@yahoo.com
Hispanic teenager, long dark hair, lilac jeans (that's all I remember) got off the bus on Division and Kedzie.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    The phone has been returned, so if you see a young lady with a big smile on her face........................

  • Just saw this.
    big hugs to Rochelle
    your awesome

Oct 11

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Walkers stay off my grass?

Is it wrong of me to tell people walking their beloved dogs to stay off of my beloved front lawn? Even if the poop is picked up by the owner(which sometimes it's not) is urine bad for the grass? And even if is not bad I still do not want them on my grass, i'm not a fan of pets, which is the reason I don't own one.

I don't know how many times I am walking out the front...

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Is it wrong of me to tell people walking their beloved dogs to stay off of my beloved front lawn? Even if the poop is picked up by the owner(which sometimes it's not) is urine bad for the grass? And even if is not bad I still do not want them on my grass, i'm not a fan of pets, which is the reason I don't own one.

I don't know how many times I am walking out the front door and I see dog walkers with one or two of their furry friends on my front lawn and they don't say anything to me. They just keep going about their business.

Do people walking their dogs think this is just ok? Would animal lovers be offended if I shooed them away?

  • Steve LC Roscoe Village resident

    In agree with all the posts that state the parkway is city property and is fair game for dog walkers, but when I look down the street, only a small percentage of the homes/apts have a bright green and well maintained parkway. People that are walking their dog could take...

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    In agree with all the posts that state the parkway is city property and is fair game for dog walkers, but when I look down the street, only a small percentage of the homes/apts have a bright green and well maintained parkway. People that are walking their dog could take that in to consideration and avoid the few parkways that show the building owner is making a strong effort to make it look nice. At the very least, one could discourage his dog from peeing in a spot where the grass is beginning to look unhealthy. I think the yellow spots come from everyone letting their dogs pee in the same spots to mark territory. Just a friendly suggestion that could keep gardeners and dog owners happy.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    i've seen the most amazing thing in the nyc/brooklyn area ...

    (some) people actually train their dogs to go to the curb and stoop to poop with their butts overhanging the street so that waste is deposited in the gutter.

    hence the expression: "Curb your dog."

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  • Having lived 2 blocks north of there, I would not be surprised to hear drugs.

    Though Bart is right, it could be any number of reasons.

    Sad.

  • could be heart attack or something similar, don't know from what the article states. I hope they can locate relatives.

Sep 18

Updated 2 days ago

Nanny Share in Humboldt Park Area

My husband and I are looking for a family to join or to establish a nanny share with us in Humboldt Park or surrounding area starting December 1st, 2014. Our daughter Lilian will be 4 months by then. We both work full time and would need a nanny approximately from 8 am to 6 pm. We are open and flexible to different hosting options. Our family is bilingual German-American, and a nanny who also speaks German would be great but is not a necessity.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Corinna

  • Hi guys! We're looking at the possibility of a nanny share starting in March 2015, we live in Logan Square--we are looking for Monday through Thursday. Let me know if anyone is interested!

  • Hhs

    Hi Corinna, We are also a bilingual German-English family in Humboldt Park looking for a nanny share beginning in mid-January, and would love to find a bilingual nanny as well, please be in touch if you are still looking for others for the share.
    Thanks, Hannah

2 days ago

Guinea pig treats for free

I have a new young rescued guinea pig that I have found does not like several of the treats I have purchased. If anyone has a guinea pig and would like these bags of treats (some opened, some not) for free just let me know and they are yours.

3 days ago

HACIA Scholarship Foundation opens enrollment for free contractor training

Chicago, Ill. –The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Institute for Workforce Education at St. Augustine College announced at a Press Conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 the beginning of a 6-month free Contractor Training Program. The Program aims to instruct 200 small business contractors throughout the Chicagoland area and provide career advancement to minority individuals working in the construction and contracting industries.

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