3rd Community Meeting Scheduled

Wednesday, February 18th is the date for the third community meeting regarding the redevelopment of the Childrens' Memorial Hospital site.

Welcome + Recap
Reveal Concept Development Process
Present Concepts
Break Out Sessions
Summary + Wrap-Up

The meeting will take place at the St. Vincent dePaul Center, 2145 N Halsted at 7:00PM. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.


High-rise hotel or residential building with a lot of green space is perfect.

February 22, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Again, before you talk about MORE RESIDENTIAL uses, PLEASE consider that the public elementary school LITERALLY around the corner (Lincoln Elementary) is already bursting at the seams.

If you are going to even consider more residential units, you HAVE to consider what impact that will have on our already overburdened education facilities in the neighborhood. You would HAVE to start letting even more neighborhood kids into LaSalle ... and face the outcry from those parents.

I just want it completely on the radar that you can't add any more residential units without either building another public (NOT magnet) school in the area or killing the magnet program at LaSalle to make it a neighborhood school.

Is anyone thinking about that impact when we suggest more residential? If so, I'd love to hear what the plans are. You can't plan for one without planning for the other. And, frankly, I don't see the Chicago Public Schools really succeed at planning.

June 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

I feel no workforce housing would be good do to the character of the area. Also I think a six-story limit would be good for any new building on the site. While I think the Centennial Garden would be the best for the site, I do not think that has much chance for coming to fruition. I think saving the historic buildings like, Kohl's House/Nellie Black/Martha Wilson and the two white terra cotta buldings at the six-way intersection would be good. I feel everything that is not historical or able to be reused or does not match the architecture of the area should be torn down and all new building should mirror the character and historic nature of Lincoln Park

November 12, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

A movie theater might be good as we lost the 3 Penny Cinema and Biograph Theatre as movie theaters. Maybe something along the lines of the Music Box. There are currently no movie theaters in Lincoln Park east of Halsted and north of North Avenue. Webster Place is quite a walk and Piper's Alley is mainly for art house movies.

November 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

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