Tomorrow, July 11 
 North Branch Industrial Corridor Mtg
Hampden Court Project Proposal
Dear Neighbor,

Tomorrow, the Department of Planning and Development has scheduled multiple, simultaneous, community meetings regarding the proposed rezoning of the North Branch Industrial Corridor.  The ordinance allows developers to pay "density bonuses," 70% of which would pay for infrastructure improvements.  With regard to  recreational space, however, as reported in our newsletter,  the proposed ordinance only states that at least ten acres of open space is a "desired new amenity" that could be "distributed among various development sites."

The meeting for the 43rd Ward is  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  at Adams Playlot, located at 1 919 N. Seminary Avenue. Click  here for more information about other meeting locations.

Please attend this meeting to continue our fight for needed park space in the community.                              
Lincoln-Montana Demolition and Construction
Community Meeting Tonight

Salvage and demolition for the Lincoln-Montana building began on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  At tonight's Wrightwood Neighborhood Association's monthly meeting, developer Blitzlake will present construction logistics. The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM at New Life Community Church, 1110 W Lill, with a complimentary dinner at 6:30 PM and the 19th District CAPS meeting at 7 PM.

We're proud that thanks to the community agreement developed between Wrightwood Neighbors, our office and the developers, terra cotta from the existing building on site will be donated to the Illinois Railway Museum for its new visitor center.   Click here  for more details in the press release.

Proposed Developments on Hampden and Diversey before Chicago Plan Commission July 20

Developers have proposed a 15-unit building at  2751 N. Hampden Court and a 30 unit building for 521 W. Diversey Ave. 

 2751 N. Hampden Court
521 W. Diversey Ave.

Two years ago, our office rejected a 17-story tower with 78 units for this site.  As a result, this development is proceeding "as of right," with a 6 story building on Diversey with 30 apartments and ground level retail, and a 7 story building on Hampden Court with 15 units. Click  here  for more information on this project. While this development is proceeding "as of right," under the Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance, approval is required from the  Chicago Plan Commission

Recognizing Our Chicago Fire Department

City Council was proud to recognize our local firefighters and paramedics for their courage on  May 30, 2017 , when the the 43rd Ward's Ambulance 43 and Engine Company 22, located at Larrabee and Armitage, responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Clark Street and Wisconsin Street.  Their efforts saved the life of a  severely  wounded individual. 
July Movies in the Park 

Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton Avenue
See great movies this month in the neighborhood. "Moana" will be shown at Trebes Park on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Wednesday, July 12, 2017  catch "The Lego Movie" at Lincoln Park, just east of Stockton across from the Cultural Center, at 8:30 PM. 

"Arrival", plays  at  Jonquil Park  on 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8:15 PM, thanks to the Wrightwood Neighbors Association.

Bring a blanket, a snack and enjoy!
DePaul University Wintrust Arena Tours

DePaul University Athletics invites you to take a sneak peek at the new home of Blue Demons Basketball, Wintrust Arena. Tour dates in July and August let you preview Chicago's newest sports and entertainment venue in the South Loop. Click here to reserve a tour spot.
Art on Clark Street  Opening Night Party

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting an opening night party for Art on Clark at Gaslight Bar & Grille, located at 2450 N. Clark on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ten sculptures will be displayed as part of a public art program, click here for more information. 

This event is free but an RSVP is required - click here to register.

Summer Neighborhood Festivals

Meet and greet live animal at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Summer Nature Festival on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Respond here to RSVP.
Sheffield Music Festival and Garden Walk
The 49th Annual Sheffield Music Festival and Garden Walk is  Saturday, July 22, 2017 and Sunday, July 23, 2017

Self-guided tours of more than 80 gardens, guided architectural tours, live entertainment, and activities for children at the Kids' Corner are all part of this great neighborhood tradition.

Proceeds benefit neighborhood schools and parks, thanks and congratulations to the Sheffield Neighborhood Association .
Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Join the Wrightwood Neighbors Association on Saturday, July 29, 2017 and Sunday, July 30, 2017 for another Summer mainstay, the Taste of Lincoln Ave Festival. The festival is on Lincoln Avenue between Wrightwood and Fullerton Avenue.  Click  here for more information. 


See you in the neighborhood,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

43rd Ward Office Hours: M 9 AM - 7 PM, T-F 9 AM - 6 PM 
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