Tony Arnold, WBEZ 91.5
Download the City of Chicago’s CHICAGO PARKING-Concession Agreement-cleanDec1 here.
Download the 32nd Ward Parking Meter Privatization Assessment prepared by my office on December 3, 2008 in response to the Mayor’s privatization proposal. We prepared this report after my request to see the city valuation was rebuffed in the finance committee. We only had two days to prepare a response but there was something wrong with the deal from day one.
Robert Becker, Todd Lighty, Dan Mihalopoulos and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune
Congressman’s $200,000 loan
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s loan from a developer who contributes to his campaign raises questions about how clout drives the city’s zoning systemRead Article
Alby Gallun, Crain’s
A city panel has endorsed a controversial plan to convert the tallest building in Bucktown into a 90-room hotel, over the objection of the alderman who represents the neighborhood.Read Article
Newsletter Fall/Winter 2008-2009, Trust for Public Land
Recently, a defunct auto repair building gave way to the wrecking ball in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood—another step toward the envisioned Bloomingdale Trail. The transformation of an underused stretch of elevated rail line into a three-mile linear park and trail will require the creation of access parks, one of them at the now-cleared lot at Milwaukee Avenue and Leavitt Street.
Alby Gallun, Crain’s
A city panel on Friday will consider a plan to convert the tallest building in Bucktown into a 90-room hotel, a project that has yet to receive the blessing of the neighborhood’s alderman.Read Article
Dan Mihalopoulos and Robert Becker, Chicago Tribune
Who calls the shots in your backyard? Not you.
In a system city officials call a national model, aldermen collect campaign donations from developers. Developers benefit from looser building rules approved by aldermen. And residents?Read Article
In the throes of a building boom eight years ago, Mayor Richard Daley appointed a blue-ribbon zoning reform panel to rewrite Chicago’s real estate development rule book for the first time in more than 40 years.Read Article