Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rally today against the Lakefront Car Tower



RALLY TODAY AGAINST THE LAKEFRONT CAR TOWER



On Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., Rogers Park residents will rally against a proposed parking garage planned for construction at the corner of Sheridan Road and Sherwin Avenue.  The four-story parking garage required a zoning change and, despite receiving over 400 petition signatures opposing the change, Alderman Joe Moore approved the project.  On October 17, the issue will come before the Chicago Plan Commission to consider whether the proposal meets the requirements of the Lakefront Protection Ordinance.  The ordinance recognizes that the City's Lake Michigan shoreline possesses special environmental, recreational, cultural, historical, community and aesthetic interests and values that require protection and preservation.  Rogers Park residents will testify at the hearing that the proposed garage violates the ordinance.

Rogers Park residents have a history of fiercely protecting their lakefront, its beaches and the architectural integrity of Sheridan Road, resisting any attempts to extend Lake Shore Drive through unsightly landfills or creating a high-rise canyon down Sheridan Road similar to what was foisted upon the Edgewater Community immediately to the South. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park has retained a low-rise, residential character because of those efforts over the past 50 years. This parking garage proposal is yet another attempt to change the lakefront promenade quality of Sheridan Road and threaten its low-rise, residential character.



WHAT:     RALLY

WHERE:  MEET AT TOUHY AVENUE AND SHERIDAN ROAD

WHEN:    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th 2013, 1 P.M.






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