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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #261
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Wolf Point NIMBY lawsuit dismissed

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19-Nov-13 – Saying the amended planned development does not deprive anyone of constitutionally protected property interest, a U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by a condo association to stop development of Wolf Point.

The Residences at Riverbend Condominium Association – led by Ellen Barry, John Simon, Peter Broido, and William Aylesworth – sued the City of Chicago on May 30, claiming they were denied adequate opportunity to present their opposition to a plan to build three towers on nearby Wolf Point.

They said they were “deprived of procedural and substantive due process of law as well as denied equal protection under the law.”

The rapid growth of their neighborhood, they maintained, had already stressed its infrastructure. Traffic backed up during rush hour and first responders could not quickly reach emergencies.

Judge Amy J. St. Eve did not sympathize. In her analysis, she pointed out that the Riverbend condo owners do not own property on Wolf Point, just adjacent to it. The state law on which they were basing their case, she says, merely outlines the procedure for giving proper notice of requests for zoning variations and does not grant constitutionally protected property rights.

Furthermore, says St. Eve, “Illinois courts do not recognize property values, air, or light as constitutionally protected property interests.”

Site preparation has started. On November 1, construction workers installed fencing, barricades, and temporary signs – and started moving equipment to Wolf Point.

Womp Womp. Bring on the bulldozers!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 01:48 PM   #262
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I guess traffic and emergencies are a valid concern for any busy downtown, though it might be better to form a think tank to come up with solutions than file a lawsuit.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 03:19 PM   #263
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Womp Womp. Bring on the bulldozers!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:02 PM   #264
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Yeah, I don't understand these people. Like I said, their concerns about congestion seem valid, but instead of saying "improve infrastructure while you're building" they say "don't build at all."
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:05 PM   #265
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Germany is also a Nimby Country

but great to see they lost a fight
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:08 PM   #266
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Germany seems like the worst NIMBY country in the world. People even get their knickers in a bunch about some wind turbine on some farm kilometers from the nearest house.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:25 AM   #267
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Busy times at Wolf Point

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Old December 16th, 2013, 12:08 AM   #268
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Looks like we'll have a huge pit here soon.
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They're actually gonna build 3 big towers on a site that tiny?

Gonna be a tight fit
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They'd build four if they would fit. I can't think of a more desirable plot of land in the entire city. It's been begging for towers for ages.
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April 3: Readying for mat pour:

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April 7: Foundation poured U/C


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Old April 15th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #277
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This view looks so beautiful. I must visit Chicago soon!
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I visited Chicago for an afternoon during my stay in Wisconsin. Wish we had had more than an afternoon, so much to see, so little time. It's a jaw-dropping experience.
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without any doubt chicago is one of the most impressive cities on earth. would love to visit it one time!
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Old April 16th, 2014, 07:59 AM   #280
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How are these three skyscrapers going to fit on that tiny little plot of land?

Also I think just the little one is U/C, not sure what's going on with the bigger ones.
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