They made a BOLD HEADING, making the Alderman's name real huge just in case we didn't know who he is. They added what ward our Alderman was from just in case you don't know what ward you are in. The press release also shows he is a D in front of the ward number. That stands for democrat. This is very important when holding a political, oops I mean community meeting.
They came clean that Connie Abels owns the property. The new press release takes out a few numbers about square footage Hugh pointed out not being totally accurate in the comments section.
Then the new press release gives his now famous motto, It's not a done deal" while also mentioning, " the site would be demolished to make way for the development."
No mention in the press release/infomercial of the " Hint of possible influence".
Alderman Joe Moore (D-49) announced today he will hold a community meeting to review a proposal to redevelop the property located at 7015 N Sheridan Rd with a seven-story mixed use building, containing four residential dwelling units, 4,500 square feet of commercial space and 30 parking stalls.
The meeting will be held at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf, on Wed., Feb. 1st at 7:00 p.m.
A single family residence, which currently sits on the site, would be demolished to make way for the development. The developer, longtime Rogers Park resident Connie Abels, once resided in the home. The property is currently zoned RT4, which allows for the development of a residential building of up to six units with a height no greater than 42 feet. Abels is applying for a planned development designation for the property that would allow for commercial space and a 79-foot, seven story building.
The proposed zoning change must receive City Council approval. The project also requires approval by the Chicago Plan Commission under the Lakefront Protection Ordinance.
The proposal is currently being considered by the 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee. I look forward to hearing from the community, and will only support the project if it enjoys substantial community support, said Moore.