4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

In CTA’s First-Ever TOD Plan, Too Much Parking is Proposed Adjacent to ‘L’ Stations

A concept rendering for 5619 N Broadway.

1113 W Bryn Mawr Ave

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Broadway & Hollywood – Medium density concept

1130 W Lawrence Ave

1113 W Argyle St

    In CTA's First-Ever TOD Plan, Too Much Parking is Proposed Adjacent to 'L' Stations
    The Chicago Transit Authority has been planning a major infrastructure improvement program for northern portion of the Red and Purple Lines since 2011. Phase one of the Red Purple Modernization, or RPM, focuses on the Red/Purple Bypass near Belmont Ave, as well as replacing tracks and stations between Lawrence Ave and Bryn Mawr.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Maggie neff

    Wait a minute Rob. "Nessie" was a Lives nickname for me, I think because my last name is Neff; kind of a play on words. I know, it doesn't quite work, but it makes absolutely no sense at all to use it on Headsup. Has "Nessie",lol, become sort of a generic insult that is transferable to anyone now? I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed.

  • Rob

    ""Nessie" was a Lives nickname for me"

    No it wasn't, You just weren't paying enough attention.

Apr 12

Updated 4 days ago

Driver Fatally Struck Janice M. Gilmore, 67, While She Was Waiting at a Bus Shelter

...6:25 p.m., a male motorist in a BMW SUV was driving north on Stony Island Avenue towards 95th Street at a high rate of speed when he struck another driver in a Chevrolet sedan...

...from the point of impact, a witness told NBC News. Gilmore lived nearby on the 9300 block of South Merrill Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office...

    Driver Fatally Struck Janice M. Gilmore, 67, While She Was Waiting at a Bus Shelter
    On Monday evening a speeding SUV driver struck and killed Janice M. Gilmore, 67, while she was waiting for a CTA bus at a shelter and injured five other people in South Deering.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • AL Old homesteader

    May her memory be blessed Amen

  • I’m glad someone started a memorial for her. 2016 I was at that same stop when a car crashed into it I barely got away. Praying for family

4 days ago

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 18

Major Taylor Trail Cleanup Day This Saturday 4/21, 9 AM, 12900 S. Eggleston (FOTMTT)

    Today's Headlines for Wednesday, April 18
    Editorial: Emanuel Is "Making Little Plans" for North Branch Green Space (Tribune) Metra Wants Leverage Over Amtrak in Upcoming Union Station Negotiations (Crain's) Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Lent $20M to Wife of Chicago Cab Mogul (Sun-Times) How to Avoid Being a Jerk While Riding the the CTA (Chicago Magazine) Cyclists of Chicago Podcast Talks With Divvy Marketing Director Kelly Goldthorpe Blind Musician Andrew Slater Confronts His Fear of 'L' Train Noise With a Sound Piece Major Taylor Trail Cleanup Day This Saturday 4/21, 9 AM, 12900 S.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 13

Updated Apr 13

How Wasted Land on Logan Square’s MiCA Site Helped Fuel Anti-TOD Sentiment

Building out versus building up 1968 N. Milwaukee Avenue offers a better example for TODs than MiCA. Image: Forum Studio

    How Wasted Land on Logan Square's MiCA Site Helped Fuel Anti-TOD Sentiment
    The MiCA transit-oriented development towers, which were erected two years ago at Milwaukee and California (hence the name) near the California Blue Line station, gave Logan Square's skyline a jolt. At 11 and 12 stories respectively, the buildings rise far above most other structures in the neighborhood and serve as one of the most striking examples of Chicago's embrace of dense, parking-light, transit-friendly TOD.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Streetsblog didn't attend Ald Moreno public meetings to discuss MiCa. Or bother to read design discussion by Architect DAN WHEELER posted @ MiCa website. https://livemica.com/building Tall Towers vs shorter bulk building on entire site 1. provide many residents sweeping city vistas via floor to ceiling windows to help justify uber...

    Read full comment…

    Streetsblog didn't attend Ald Moreno public meetings to discuss MiCa. Or bother to read design discussion by Architect DAN WHEELER posted @ MiCa website. https://livemica.com/building Tall Towers vs shorter bulk building on entire site 1. provide many residents sweeping city vistas via floor to ceiling windows to help justify uber high rents; 2. bulk building canyon shadow / light & air impact "reduced" on existing residential neighbors immediately north & east of MiCa. Market rate rents / month for available units: $1,615 for 475 sq ft Studio; $1,995 1BRs; $2,995 2BRs; $3395 3BR according to rental sites & MiCa: https://www.apartments.com/mica-chicago-il/dde9rfl/ Streetsblog too lazy to ask or report how are on site 10% affordable units rented, and what are subsidized rents?

Apr 12

Community Leaders: Deleting the South Side From the Car2Go Pilot is Inequitable

Likewise Hairston, whose ward includes parts of Hyde Park and Woodlawn, said she chose not to participate in the test due to parking concerns. “We have more cars in Hyde Park than physical parking spaces,” she claimed, adding that the Obama Center will only complicate matters.

    Community Leaders: Deleting the South Side From the Car2Go Pilot is Inequitable
    Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield publishes a weekly transportation column in the Chicago Reader. We syndicate the column on Streetsblog Chicago after it comes out online.] The car-sharing service Car2go will largely be steering clear of the south side during a pilot of the program-and some transportation advocates are not happy.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 11

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, April 11

800-Foot Tower With 110 Parking Spots Coming to 110 N. Riverside (Curbed)

    Today's Headlines for Wednesday, April 11
    SUV Driver Runs Red, Causing Death of Woman Standing at CTA Bus Shelter (Tribune) Citations Issued to Driver Who Fatally Struck Bina Chowdhury, 42, in Park Ridge (Tribune) Construction Zone Deaths Are up Nationally But Down in Illinois (Tribune) Active Trans Is Lobbying for 2 New Bike Safety Laws in Springfield Metra Asks Surface Transportation Board to Settle Dispute With Amtrak (Trains) 800-Foot Tower With 110 Parking Spots Coming to 110 N.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 11

Driver Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Brenda L. Schrader, 55

...lived in Portage Park, had parked her car and was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey, authorities said. Velazquez, who lives in Craigin had previously been at a birthday party, was...

    Driver Charged With DUI After Fatally Striking Brenda L. Schrader, 55
    Motorist Bertha Saaverda-Velazquez, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI causing death after she struck and killed Brenda L. Shrader, 55, last Sunday in the North Park community. At 1:42 a.m., Schrader, who lived in Portage Park, had parked her car and was crossing the street in the 5900 block of North Jersey, authorities said.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Apr 07

Updated Apr 07

Driver Killed Dolores Sobczak, 76, and Injured Her Mother in Avondale Parking Lot

...05 p.m. the women had left a restaurant in the shopping plaza on the 2900 block of West Addison, which also includes a Target store, and were entering their car in the parking lot...

    Driver Killed Dolores Sobczak, 76, and Injured Her Mother in Avondale Parking Lot
    An 89-year-old man fatally struck Dolores Sobczak, 76, and seriously injured her mother Johanna Kazak, 96, in an Avondale parking lot Tuesday afternoon. According to police, at about 3:05 p.m. the women had left a restaurant in the shopping plaza on the 2900 block of West Addison, which also includes a Target store, and were entering their car in the parking lot.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • LadyHawk justdointheright35thward

    What an awful tragedy. My deepest sympathies to you all. Very sorry.

Mar 28

Updated Apr 03

Why 36 Spaces is a Good Number of Cars to Shelter at a Proposed Apartment Building Next to the 606

...2-4 tenants) and direct, upper-level access to the Bloomingdale Trail. The building, at 1750 N Western Avenue, would also have the second public restroom facility in the 606 (the first will be...

    Why 36 Spaces is a Good Number of Cars to Shelter at a Proposed Apartment Building Next to the 606
    A public meeting was held last night to hear about a proposal for a zoning change application needed to construct a building with 124 apartments, 142 bike parking spaces, and 36 car parking spaces. The building would have about 8,000 square feet of commercial space (2-4 tenants) and direct, upper-level access to the Bloomingdale Trail.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Seems fine, with these high rents, who can afford a car?! amiright?!

  • @Brad people that can afford those high rents are the ones that can afford a car

Mar 27

An (Imaginary) Plot to Create Bus-Only Lanes?

...near California in Logan Square; Belmont to Kedzie for the Revolution Brewing production facility near Kedzie and Roscoe in Avondale; the North Ave bus to Damen for the Up and Up bar on...

    An (Imaginary) Plot to Create Bus-Only Lanes?
    There's lot of talk about fake news these days. So I thought I'd add my two cents. Two cents of fake news that is. I'll let you know when that part starts. But first a shout-out to Streetsblog Chicago for their reader meetups.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Mar 26

Driver Fatally Strikes Woman, 66, in Humboldt Park

At about 5 a.m., the woman was walking in a crosswalk at North and Keeler when the eastbound car driver struck her, police said. The victim was taken to Stroger...

    Driver Fatally Strikes Woman, 66, in Humboldt Park
    A motorist struck and killed a 66-year-old woman in Humboldt Park this morning, according to police. At about 5 a.m., the woman was walking in a crosswalk at North and Keeler when the eastbound car driver struck her, police said. The victim was taken to Stroger Hopital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Mar 20

Updated Mar 25

Proposed Multi-Family is “On Hold” For Being Too Dense, Despite Denser Housing Already on the Block

4615 N Malden, across the street from the proposed development, has 40 units, or 16.3 units per...

...from the proposed development, has 40 units, or 16.3 units per standard lot size. 4635-37 N Malden, also across the street, has 16 units, or 6.3 units per standard lot size...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...also across the street, has 16 units, or 6.3 units per standard lot size. 4520-28 N Malden, one block south, has 58 units, or 12 units per standard lot size. 4649-53...

...N Malden, one block south, has 58 units, or 12 units per standard lot size. 4649-53 N Malden, on the same block, has 24 units, or 9.2 units per standard lot size...

    Proposed Multi-Family is "On Hold" For Being Too Dense, Despite Denser Housing Already on the Block
    A proposed residential development that would have brought 50 mixed-bedroom apartments and 11 townhomes to an empty lot in Uptown has been stalled by 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman and the Department of Planning and Development for being "too dense".
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Nothing assumed. But you sure don't want to give us your name or address. I was talking about 4728 Malden, were you? I called the new building "aggressive" because it is a little taller and a little less set back than its neighbors, and above all because it is in...

    Read full comment…

    Nothing assumed. But you sure don't want to give us your name or address. I was talking about 4728 Malden, were you? I called the new building "aggressive" because it is a little taller and a little less set back than its neighbors, and above all because it is in a light gray material that doesn't match anything on the block. Of course it's a matter of taste.

    We all live in the one neighborhood, and what unites us is its history, and its status as a National Register historic district. So I take the position that the people who live in Sheridan Park should all have a voice on a proposal, but that those who live closest to it, and will be impacted the most, should have a louder voice. Do you agree?

  • Ukirain2015 Uptown resident

    Marty, no, there should not be louder voices period!!
    If you are concerned with the overall area and keep referring to the historic status, then it’s not a block to block issue rather the overall Sheridan Park.
    Also why is the Beacon property encroaching into the 30 ft. Set back?...

    Read full comment…

    Marty, no, there should not be louder voices period!!
    If you are concerned with the overall area and keep referring to the historic status, then it’s not a block to block issue rather the overall Sheridan Park.
    Also why is the Beacon property encroaching into the 30 ft. Set back?
    I just read the overlay district requirements, read them and you will see that Beacon was built by right.
    Also what should unite us shouldn’t be anything other than the human kindness, respect for our neighbors,
    and a sense of community .lets see what we can accomplish by being inclusive and respecting our differences of opinion.
    Good day sir, enjoy the sunny day

Mar 09

Today’s Headlines for Friday, March 8

Lake Street and Dearborn Street bridges were closed this morning for testing (Sun-Times)

    Today's Headlines for Friday, March 8
    6.1 billion O'Hare expansion includes new underground train (Crain's) A list of CTA service changes for this weekend's St.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Mar 08

We’re Not Done With the Metra Electric District Line

...length. South Siders of a certain age will remember there being a transfer station at 63rd and Dorchester where one could easily move from the Green Line to the Illinois Central (now ME...

    We're Not Done With the Metra Electric District Line
    Far South Sider Peter Taylor discusses why we need to convert the electric line to rapid transit service. I'm a proud and militant South Sider and a product of the Chicago Public Schools. I grew up at the top of Roseland when it was a vibrant retail center and proud middle-class community.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

About

Streetsblog Chicago is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.

Deputy Editor

Steven Vance
Urban planner