Monday, March 31, 2014

40th Ward Residents: Public Meeting for new condo building at 2309 W Foster

40th Ward Residents:  Public Meeting
Thursday April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00PM
Chappell School- OLD GYM
2135 W Foster (Door #15 on Foster side)

The purpose of this meeting is to address a proposal to build a 3 unit condominium on the property located at 2309 W Foster which has been vacant for many years.

The current Zoning is B1-2 and they are asking to change it to B2-3 with a covenant that will only allow them to build a 3 unit residential building to be sold as condominiums.

Please come out to hear the presentation and to ask questions that you may have of the interested builder and let us know your thoughts on the proposal.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Happy" at Amundsen

Of all of the great things (improving performance ratings, athletics participation and enthusiasm, community outreach and transparency) that I have seen at Amundsen High School in the year and a half since Principal Pavichevich took over, nothing has made me smile bigger than the faculty, staff and students having fun while doing it.    

Video by David Sullivan, Amundsen Class of 2014

You can join me in supporting the Amundsen TV and Film Club through DonorsChoose.org, and hopefully we'll all get to see more of this kind of fun and creative work from students at Amundsen.

Ravenswood Station - Almost ready!

Rare springlike temperatures gave me a chance to check out the progress of the new commercial development at Ravenswood Station.

The Sears Auto Center is open. Although I have yet to see any new Yelp reviews.
 I bet right now it is the cleanest auto service center in all of Chicago.

There is a surface parking lot in the rear of the lot. The Ravenswood Terrace 
apartment complex under construction can be seen at the far end of the surface lot.


 The  main entrance to the fitness center is oriented to the surface lot.
Notice the permeable pavers used at the parking spots. Nice touch.


There is pedestrian access  at the far north edge of the lot. 
Pedestrians can walk down the alley and head out to Ainsle St. 


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Get help signing up for Affordable Health Care (Obamacare) at Swedish Covenant, McPherson

Patty Wetli  of DNAinfo.com reports on job fairs and free "Obamacare" registration assistance.


Many of our North Center and Lincoln Square neighbors are uninsured.  Get them to the registration dates!
From Patty Wetli:
On March 15, Swedish Covenant Hospital is hosting an enrollment fair — "Race 2 the Finish Indoor Block Party" — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anderson Pavilion, 5145 N. California Ave.

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ravenswood Mariano's holding Job Fairs THIS WEEK: Tuesday and Saturday

As reported by DNAinfo.com,  the Ravenswood location Mariano's Fresh Market job fairs will be held:

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.; the other from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at McPherson Elementary, 4728 N. Wolcott Ave.

We hope to see some familiar faces working at Mariano's!