-Lincoln Centre Meeting Update-
Street Closures for Brown Line and Damen/Elston Fullerton Construction-
Also In This Issue

Lincoln Central Association Spring Zing
Saturday, May 30
Lincoln Central Park: Lincoln and Dickens
10am - 1:30pm


Spring Zing brings neighbors together to promote bike maintenance and safety, inspire family fitness, showcase the architectural heritage of the neighborhood and encourage support of local merchants.  


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Kidical Mass
Saturday, May 30
Oz Park

Come join for a family friendly bike ride through the streets of Lincoln Park.

Friends of Alcott - Field of Dreams Pavers


For a limited time only, you have the opportunity to have a permanent place on Alcott's Field of Dreams by purchasing an engraved paver.


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Free Guided Wildflower Walk

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool: Lincoln Park Conservancy

Saturday, May 30


The Lincoln Park Conservancy will be offering free Wildflower Walks at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Advance registration is required via email or by calling (773) 883-PARK. 


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Larvicide Beginning


Starting this week, and continuing through the next several weeks, crews will begin dropping larvacide in catch basins throughout the City. This annual activity is done to decrease the number of mosquitoes that can transmit the West Nile virus. Crews are easily identifiable - they will be wearing orange vests and will be escorted by staff and vehicles from the Department of Water Management.


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Dear Neighbors, 


Wrightwood Neighbors Association and our office co-hosted a community meeting on May 27, 2015 to review a revised development proposal for the proposed development at 2518-2540 N. Lincoln Avenue.  Thank you to everyone who  participated in this community review process.


Representatives of Baker Development presented plans for the proposed final design.  The proposal includes a 107-foot high U-shaped building containing 200 rental units and ground level retail, which will be set back 2 feet from the property line to create a 12-foot wide sidewalk with room for sidewalk cafes.  A total of 138 parking spaces would be available to share among the residential and commercial tenants. 


This development is being considered under the Transit-Oriented Development ordinance, which allows for fewer parking spaces for developments within 1000 feet of transit stations.


If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can view the slideshow here.  

We look forward to your  continued feedback. Please feel free to email us with your thoughts. 

Street Closures 


Brown Line CTA Construction: As the CTA continues the Ravenswood Corridor Connector Rehabilitation Project, the following streets, many of which are located just outside our ward, will be closed from 7pm Thursday, May 28th to 4am Friday, May 29th and 6pm Friday to 5am Monday, June 1st. Click here to view the CTA activity notice.

  • 1501 - 1554 N. Orleans 
  • 1501 - 1554 N. Mohawk  
  • 1501 - 1554 N. Cleveland 
  • 1501 - 1554 N. Hudson  
  • 1501 - 1554 N. Sedgwick 
  • 298 - 345 W. Schiller  
  • 298 - 345 W. Evergreen 

Damen-Fullerton-Elston RealignmentThe Chicago Department of Transportation is planning a major improvement to the intersection of Damen, Elston and Fullerton in the 32nd ward.


Beginning Thursday, May 28th, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Damen and Elston north of Fullerton to accommodate partial demolition of the Mid-Town building, at 2020 W. Fullerton Ave.


During this time, CDOT recommends using Diversey, Ashland, Clybourn, Webster and North avenues as alternative routes. It is recommended that cyclists use Diversey to Clybourn to Cortland. 


After the demolition, lane closures will be shifted on Damen and Elston while new sewers and water lines are installed.


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Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman