Two Community Meetings:
- Corner of Clark and Diversey
- Lincoln Avenue Plan Open House

Please join the Park West Community Association (PWCA) and my office at a community meeting to review the proposed redevelopment of 2739-2747 N. Clark Street / 613-629 W. Diversey Parkway.  My office will monitor the discussion, take notes and record your    feedback.

WHAT: Proposed Redevelopment of 2739-2747 N. Clark St. / 613-629 W. Diversey Pkwy

WHO: Hosted by Alderman Michele Smith and Park West Community Association

WHEN: Monday, November 28th at 6:00 pm

WHERE: 2747 N Clark Street (former Vitamin Shop)

The project includes three (3) parcels covering approximately 19,000 square feet and will incorporate the existing one and two-story structures on the site. The applicant proposes a two-story retail structure containing six (6) tenant spaces and 30,000 square feet of commercial space.

Currently, the land is zoned B1-2, and the applicant is seeking a temporary zoning change to a C2-2 in order to construct the new building and preserve existing signage rights that are "grandfathered" into the existing structure.

I encourage you to join my office and PWCA to engage in a direct dialogue with the development team to gain an understanding of this proposal and also obtain answers to any questions the community may have.

Lincoln Avenue Plan Community Open House

Revitalizing Lincoln Avenue is a priority for our community.  The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) invites you Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM to Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue for a community open house. Lincoln Avenue Corridor Plan recommendations will be unveiled starting with a 15 minute presentation starting at 6:15 PM.

After the presentation, attendees are invited to give their input on the
planning concepts, designs and ideas which will assist in developing a list of priorities for the Corridor's future.

RSVP's are requested by Monday, November 28th. For additional information or questions, please contact Frank Kryzak, Director of Community Development for the LPCC.

Maud Alley Rebuild

I'm pleased to announce that the alley behind the 1900 block of North Maud Street has been rebuilt as part of the 43rd Ward menu for 2016. This alley, often called "Lake Maud" because of its standing water, had no drainage and flooded continuously for years.  The project created a green  alley and installed new drainage.  

Maud Alley before

Maud Alley after rebuild

Thanksgiving Office Closure

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the 43rd Ward office will close early at  1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd . We will re-open at  9:00 AM on Monday, November 28th .

Please call 3-1-1 if you have service requests during that time or 9-1-1 for emergency situations.

Celebrating 50 Years of Kartemquin Films Tonight

The 2016 Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative celebrates Chicago's Kartemquin Films' 50th anniversary tonight at 6:30 PM on Thursday, November 17th at the DePaul University Student Center, 2350 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 314

The program features "Now We Live on Clifton," a 1974 documentary about gentrification in Lincoln Park. It will be followed by a discussion with Peter Kuttner, Kartemquin producer, and Roxy Roth, who appears in the film, moderated by Miles Harvey, an associate professor of English at DePaul University. It should be a wonderful evening and I hope you can attend.

Still Time to Apply for the Chicago Property Tax Rebate

Eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for the  City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate   at any of these  26 neighborhood locations ,   including City Hall,  now through Wednesday, November 30th

Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. Review this previous newsletter for further information  and visit the city's webpage on the Chicago Property Tax Rebate. I urge you to see if you qualify. 

Windy City Winds Community Band Concert 

Windy City Winds Community Band gives its first concert of the 2016-17 season on  Friday, November 18th at 7:30 PM  at St. Pauls United Church of Christ  at 2335 N Orchard St

The theme of this free concert is  "German Masters of Music" and will feature Symphonic Band Transcriptions of music by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Wagner and Hindemith.   The program also features French Horn Soloist, Patrick Rasmussen playing the Rondo from the Mozart Horn Concerto #4.

Crafters and Musicians 2016 Holiday Pop Up 

Share a shopping afternoon with local Chicago artisans and musicians between 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 19th at Bespeak Studios, 737 W Wrightwood Ave.

Six Chicago Makers will be displaying their products at this Holiday Pop Up.

St. Teresa's First Annual Turkey Trot

Sunday, November 20th at 7:30 AM is St. Teresa's first non-competitive Turkey Trot  at the Parish Center of St. Teresa of Avila, 1037 W Armitage . Runners, joggers, and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in the 1-6 mile event (and that includes canine entrants!)

In lieu of an entry fee, please bring a non-perishable food item for the St. Teresa Food Pantry. If you intend on participating please RSVP to by Friday, November 18th.

Lincoln Park Events this Weekend

For more great happenings this weekend, check out the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce's  weekend guide  for  Thursday, November 17th through Sunday, November 20th

Happy Fall to All!

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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