The former Maryville site at the NW corner of Clarendon & Montrose is back on the drawing board. After many months of negotiations with the City's Department of Planning, JDL Development and Harlem Irving have released documents for their new proposal, which will be presented to the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee on Nov. 30th. Click  here to view the plans.

This area is a TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) district with the primary purpose of generating the tax revenue necessary to assist with rehabbing the  Clarendon Park Community Center located at 4501 N. Clarendon. Back in 2010 when this TIF was created, $69 Million was estimated as the increment amount needed for a project at this site. The current proposal is $15.8 Million. In this new proposal, no funds are provided to the developer until the project has already generated the tax revenue, placing the financial burden on the developer if the project is not successful. The developer must provide $4.6 Million for the Clarendon Park Community Center within 8 months of the start of the project. Click  here for more basic information about TIFs.

The 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee previously approved this project to move forward in February 2014, but it was delayed by the Dept. of Planning due to the financing of the project. The total project cost is estimated at over $121 Million. When all is said and done, a development at this site will improve the blight created by the hospital vacancy and assist with the needed funds for the Park District to complete a rehab of the Clarendon Park Community Center.

Please review the information for this  proposal on our website and provide feedback to your zoning representative. If you are not sure which organization represents you, please email my office at or call 773-878-4646. 


Residents are encouraged to meet with Ald. Cappleman during open office hours to address their concerns and share their ideas for making the community a better place for everyone. Hours are every Monday from 5pm - 7pm 

The City of Chicago is offering a Debt Relief Program as part of the 2016 budget. This program is available to individuals and businesses who owe certain debts to the City, and will begin starting November 15th and run through December 31st of 2015.  This program will provide you the opportunity to resolve outstanding debts and avoid collection activities and further costs for debts such as parking tickets, red light violations and certain taxes. For specifics on eligibility, benefits and participation, please click here.

Six days a week, 2 Li'l Fishes staff and volunteers provide a hot meal and shelter to individuals and families. Preston Bradley Center raises all of the funds needed for this program through grants and donations. A generous challenge grant from one of their board members will match new gifts up to $5,000 if made by December 1, 2015. Please make a gift today to double your impact! Click here for more information.

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Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
Starting in February, CAPS will be meeting once every 2 months, which has already been the common practice in most parts of Chicago. Stay tuned for a listing of the new precise dates.

THE FLOWER FLAT (620 W. Addison)
This former flower shop turned cafe definitely has the focus on food, but fresh flowers make for an appealing concept for this great restaurant. This restaurant has also become popular for hosting baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and dinner parties. because the space is quaint, casual and inviting. Click here for more information and to obtain a menu.
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