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Old Posted Oct 1, 2019, 3:15 AM
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10 story project shot down. Sigh.... too bad Arena lost

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What ever happened to Lightfoot putting an end to Aldermanic prerogative?
This is pathetic. Utterly, sickeningly pathetic. NIMBYs need to go the hell away, and the alderman needs to be smacked upside his head with a 2×4!

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Old Posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:18 PM
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2019, 2:32 PM
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Market forces aren't going away. The city is only getting denser, developments will only get larger. 15 years ago it was probably a 6 story proposal getting shot down, now it's 10. When the Alderman finally bends to reality, it'll be 15-20 stories.
The NIMBYs only make it worse for themselves over time by rejecting current smaller proposals for future larger ones.
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It doesn't even sound like NIMBYs were to blame for this one. The Old Irving Park Association is a notorious NIMBY group, but they supported this one - probably ebcause the site is such an eyesore. The Six Corners Association is more a business group so they are development-friendly by nature, but they also supported the proposal.

Most developers would dream of having the levels of community support that this project did.

Instead, it's just the alderman and a tiny handful of naysayers that denied this project against the majority opinion in the community. He's trying to send a message with this one, that he's not John Arena, that he stands with the racist, conservative, anti-growth faction on the Northwest Side, and that he will say NO to new developments that might bring "undesirables" in... even developments that the community seems to support.
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I happen to live on a street with a 300 unit old folks home... the weekly ambulances carting off the dead ones tend to block the street.

they really should have a funeral home built in. talk about a mixed use development.
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I happen to live on a street with a 300 unit old folks home... the weekly ambulances carting off the dead ones tend to block the street.

they really should have a funeral home built in. talk about a mixed use development.
This is so morbid but hilarious.
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I happen to live on a street with a 300 unit old folks home... the weekly ambulances carting off the dead ones tend to block the street.

they really should have a funeral home built in. talk about a mixed use development.
Sounds like a business opportunity buddy. Jump on it.
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10 story project shot down. Sigh.... too bad Arena lost

https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2019...his-privilege/

What ever happened to Lightfoot putting an end to Aldermanic prerogative?
From Greg Pratt on twitter:
Asked about Gardiner pledging to block this project, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said:
“I think Alderman Gardiner overstates his abilities.”
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From Greg Pratt on twitter:
Asked about Gardiner pledging to block this project, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said:
“I think Alderman Gardiner overstates his abilities.”
Dayuuuuuum!

It’s on!!
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Asked about Gardiner pledging to block this project, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said:
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Lol, love you Lori...
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That comment is good... now I want to see her follow it up with action
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Sounds like a business opportunity buddy. Jump on it.
I'd be leery, I've heard a lot of people have gotten stiffed on those arrangements.
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I'd be leery, I've heard a lot of people have gotten stiffed on those arrangements.
Yeah people don't like to coffin up the money for it. Sometimes the money goes up in smoke...

Although cremations in winter could help heat up the building.
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Yeah people don't like to coffin up the money for it. Sometimes the money goes up in smoke...

Although cremations in winter could help heat up the building.
Such morbid. So punny.

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This is pathetic. Utterly, sickeningly pathetic. NIMBYs need to go the hell away, and the alderman needs to be smacked upside his head with a 2×4!

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"Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) “overstates his ability” to block The Point at Six Corners, a huge development proposed for the busy intersection of Cicero Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and Irving Park Road."
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