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Old March 24th, 2010, 04:13 AM   #141
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^I think you're thinking of the wrong corner. This project is closer to Ashland and Howard.


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Old April 8th, 2010, 04:21 AM   #142
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New Bike Racks in Rogers Park

Imagine 15 different, uniquely designed bike racks in your neighborhood. The design of each bike rack relates to curriculum covered in the schools found in your neighborhood, so you can secure your bike to a geometry-themed rack, a poetry-themed bike rack, a history-themed bike rack, and so on. That plan is being proposed right now, in Rogers Park.

The Multi-Functional Bike Rack proposal is one of many project proposals which are among the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Initiative. Joe Moore, the Alderman of the 49th Ward, has spearheaded this initiative. In a city that has a certain less-than-stellar reputation for political corruption, this Participatory Budgeting Initiative has a refreshingly progressive and openly democratic tone surrounding it. Early voting has already begun, with polls being open on voting day on April 10 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Andy DelaRosa, John Bambio, and Kit Miller are among the artists who are organizing the Multi-Functional Bike Rack proposal. One unique aspect of this proposal is that each bike rack would be different. DelaRosa, who is involved with Gallery B1E (at 6902 N. Glenwood Ave.), built the sculpture park which is just north of Gallery B1E. The concept for each of the proposed 15 bike racks to be unique and artistically designed meshes with DelaRosa’s idea of artistic expression being combined with smart, functional design.

Chicago has long been known as a bicycle-friendly city. Chicago has been listed as one of America's most bike-friendly cities, and Mayor Daley has stated that he'd like to see Chicago become the U.S.'s most bike-friendly city. With its many bike lanes, excellent advocacy and programming by the Active Transportation Alliance and other bike-friendly organizations, the annual Bike the Drive, Critical Mass, and other events and programs, Chicago's biking community is continually pushing for new progress. Chicago does have a lot of bike racks, but I'd like see a lot more -- such as the unique, artistically designed ones included in Rogers Park's Multi-Functional Bike Rack Proposal.

The Multi-Functional Bike Rack proposal is currently being displayed at Mess Hall (6932 N. Glenwood Ave.), which is one of Chicago's great community arts centers.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #143
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Results of Parcipatory Budget Election

Sidewalk Repairs $188,292 910
Repair of dilapidated sidewalks at 27 locations in the 49th Ward
Bike Lanes $100,000 837
Implementation of phase 1 of a Rogers Park bike network, providing east-west and
north-south bike lanes across the ward on Touhy Rogers and Ashland
Dog Friendly Area at Pottawattomie Park (7340 N. Rogers) $110,000 762
Construction of an enclosed dog park on the vacant northeast corner of the park
Community Gardens in Dubkin Park (7442 N. Ashland) and
and Pottawattomie Park (7340 N. Rogers) $ 33,000 741
A portion of each park will be dedicated to a community garden where youth and families
can produce food, learn about ecology and develop social ties through gardening
Underpass Murals $ 84,000 740
Twelve (12) murals created by Chicago artists on CTA and Metra underpasses
Traffic/Pedestrian Signal on Clark at Chase $230,000 494
Installation of traffic control signal near the Chicago Math and Science Academy using
pedestrian/vehicle activated signal
Artistic Multifunctional Bike Racks $105,000 489
Fifteen (15) multipurpose bike racks placed throughout the 49th Ward to serve educational,
artistic, and functional purposes
Additional Benches and Shelters on CTA “El” Platforms $ 84,000 487
Placement of one additional bench and one additional heated shelter on each platform at
the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola Red Line stops
Street Resurfacing: 1600-1750 and 1900-2100 W. Lunt $102,000 480
Resurfacing of Lunt from Ashland to Clark and from Wolcott to Ridge
Solar-Powered Garbage Containers on Sheridan $ 41,000 468
Ten solar-powered garbage compacting “Big Belly” containers to be placed on high traffic
corners on Sheridan.
Convenience showers at Loyola Park Beach $ 50,000 457
A freestanding shower and foot shower unit, with a concrete surround and drain to allow
beach goers to wash sand and dirt away
Completion of Path in Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina) $ 25,000 428
Completion of the paved pedestrian path circling the interior of the park
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Winning projects (cont.)
Proposed Project Estimated Cost Votes Cast
Rogers Park Historical Signs $ 42,000 391
Six signs at points throughout the neighborhood telling the stories of Rogers Park houses,
businesses and streets over the past 200 years
Residential Street Lighting: 1200-1350 W. Morse $130,000 371
New residential street lights on Morse from Sheridan to Wayne
Total $1,324,292





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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #144
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http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/...aspx?id=163129

here is a link of video discussing the menu money
and parcipatory budget in rogers park
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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #145
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Mayne Stage offers a sneak peek for a good cause
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April 15, 2010

Although the Mayne Stage and Act One Cafe (1328-30 W Morse Ave.) won't officially be unveiled until later this year, the theater will open its doors early for an event to benefit the Rogers Park Business Alliance on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m.

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/evanston...510-s1.article
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Old April 21st, 2010, 07:27 PM   #146
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Historical Society looks at cool apts around Indian Boundary Park

Society Hosts Annual House Walk on May 2nd in Indian Boundary Park Area

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010. This year’s tour will highlight Indian Boundary Park and surrounding homes, including the historic Park Castles and Park Gables co-ops. Tours begin at noon with the last tour offered at 3:30pm. The event concludes at 5:00pm. You can pre-register for this event through April 25.

Indian Boundary Park opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the Ridge Avenue Park District. The 13-acre park was designed as a pastoral landscape with picturesque gardens, a lagoon with a small island, rolling lawns, and meandering paths.



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Old April 22nd, 2010, 06:48 PM   #147
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^ To be honest, I don't know why you're posting this stuff.

This isn't a neighborhood bulletin. This is "development news". I come here to look forward to updates, and, as usual, am disappointed to find that there is absolutely no new development happening, just a bunch of mumbo jumbo...
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 08:59 PM   #148
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hmmm.

I like to post stuff cuz i want people to see that this
area isnt a hellhole.
Also that participatory money will do a whole lot of good in Rogers Park
and making the streetscape look better will help improve the neighborhood. over a million bucks invested in Rogers Park, maybe not in bulidings, but in infrastructure is important news, like bike racks, street lights, etc, maybe isnt sexy, but it improves the quality of life for all in the hood.
As well as the Mayne Stage opening up finally is big news.
6 million was put into that place, the Morse theatre shut
but now the new marquee is up and its looks great
I live down the street and the gangbangers have shifted to wayne
well im hoping this opening up will curtail their activities significantly.

Any new retail opening up is news, especially is the current economic conditions. Another restaurant is going to open down the street, brick oven pizza and stuff. Im a rogers park booster. I cant help it.
It would be insane if i wasnt since I live and own here.

The murals along glenwood and morse look great and help the neighborhood look as good as it should.
I think why there isnt more development in Rogers Park
is because the housing stock is already top notch and just needs to be fixed up.

Also some people maybe ignorant of Indian boundary park
which is one of the coolest parks in chicago, but not well known,
have you been there? Also i think the RP/WR historical society
is awesome and i am a booster of that too. Oh well
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 05:25 AM   #149
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actually i appreciate this sort of news. it's not skyscraper build-a-new-tower fan sort of news, but i would still call it news on neighborhood development. quality of life, economic development, and community building are important to the neighborhood (and city), and isn't that sort of urban success what most of us want to see happen?
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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #150
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Well here is the new Mayne Stage Marquee

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/

(broken hearted no longer)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NYpMerQgcH...oken+heart.jpg

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Old May 5th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #151
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Streetscaper on Glenwood has just begun!

Oops I mean Streetscape

Some of the features of the street scape include:

•New overhead lights - black old fashioned style "Gateway 2000" street lights

•"Double-acorn" lights on black posts - lower, for pedestrian lighting
•A new stormwater drainage system for Glenwood

•Expansion of the pedestrian sidewalk and parkway along Glenwood

•Water permeable brick pavers on expanded parkways
•Raised self watering planter boxes at Morse & Ashland
•Concrete planters on parkway bump-outs at corners

•Retention and restoration of much of the cobblestone street (SB Glenwood)
•No expansion of the existing pay-to-park locations
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Old May 5th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #152
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how long is the streetscaping suppossed to take?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #153
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pretty exciting, its just started on glenwood north of morse on the west side
also seen some streetscaping going on clark north of lawrence.



http://rogerspark.com/rp/news_articl..._begins_today/

Morse Streetscape Project begins today.
Posted by Charlie on May 03, 2010
To accomodate this summer’s Glenwood Sunday Market, construction will be begin first on Glenwood west of the CTA tracks between Morse and Lunt. The hope is to complete construction in that area before the market begins in June. Construction will then extend to other areas throughout the project zone. The project should be fully completed by November.

New streetlights, sidewalks and planter boxes will grace Morse and Glenwood. In addition, Morse Avenue will be resurfaced and the sidewalks on Glenwood will be widened for greater pedestrian access. The brick pavers that now exist on the western side of Glenwood will remain in the traffic lanes.

The $4 million streetscape is funded by $1.6 million in city of Chicago funds and $2.4 million in federal funds secured by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

This has been a very long process, made even longer by the reviewing requirements that came attached with the federal dollars. But our patience will be rewarded by this summer’s end with a new and more appealing appearance for both Morse and Glenwood.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #154
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Kids plant stuff on Howard. Greenhouse on Howard.

In Rogers Park, kids — and their plants — are growing
Businesses unite to help neighborhood group show kids how to run a greenhouse and plant flora along Howard Street

By Jennifer Day, Special to the Tribune

May 19, 2010 (excerpt)

The children are among 30 students working in the Gale Math and Science Academy's greenhouse to beautify Howard Street in Rogers Park. With $6,000 in funding from the Howard Street Special Service Area 19, the Rogers Park Business Alliance has paid for an afterschool gardening program to grow and plant flowers along the street between Ridge Avenue and Sheridan Road.

The business group contracted with Neighbors United in New Possibilities, a nonprofit organization that worked with a local school council to convert the greenhouse from storage space to a hands-on learning resource, said John Hoekwater, director of Neighbors United. Participants include students from Gale in the Family Matters All-Grow tutoring program and Jordan School in the Howard Area Community Center's after-school program.

"It's another local investment in the community," said Kimberly Bares, executive director of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. "This is a great opportunity to hire local talent essentially as vendors."

Neighbors United volunteers built the seven growing tables that crowd the Gale greenhouse floor. Hanging baskets overflow with basil, chives, cilantro and tomato plants. The greenhouse's first planting yielded nearly 3,000 plants, Hoekwater said.

In years past, the greenhouse has sold plants to support itself, but it's been difficult to predict what customers will buy, he said. One year, volunteers planted 100 hanging baskets but sold only 30. The contract will provide the program with as much as 95 percent of the funding it needs.

Students and parents who work in the greenhouse receive credits for each hour at a rate of $8 an hour, Hoekwater said. The credits help send kids on a gardening-themed field trip and buy supplies for an outdoor parent garden.

The credits are a way to help families feel more invested, said Gregory Roberts, who has three nieces and nephews at Gale. A dozen parents are involved in the outdoor garden, he said. Last year, Neighbors United worked with families to plant an outdoor garden but gave up midway through the summer when students and parents stopped watering it.

The planters in the Howard corridor also will feature signs to foster community pride by advertising that the planters are maintained by Rogers Park students.

"We want people to care for the plants," Hoekwater said. "Maybe [the signs] will help people think twice before they drop their trash or pull out plants. It's about creating a sense of ownership."

Since moving the tutoring program into the greenhouse, Lovell said, it's been easier to engage the students, who are too antsy to sit still in a classroom. The curriculum, which incorporates food and nutrition, is based in problem-solving and group activities.

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New Art Deco Design for Howard Building

Alderman Moore Gives Green Light to Howard St Development

The proposal calls for a seven-story building with 60 residential units and 15,000 to 30,000 square feet of commercial space on the first and second floors. The proposal also includes 60-75 parking spaces located within the building.

The first three floors of the proposed development would contain parking and retail and office space. No commercial or office tenants have been identified, but the developers have indicated a desire to locate a live theater company at the site. The top four floors would consist of either condominiums or rental units depending on market conditions at the time the project is completed.

The property currently is zoned B3-3. A zoning change to B3-5 is required to allow for the proposed development.

The developers initially proposed a modernistic facade design, which engendered a significant amount of community opposition at the February meeting. Based on that community input, I asked the developers to come up with a more traditional facade design that was more in keeping with the surrounding architecture. The developers came up with two different versions of an art deco brick facade.

The proposed development would replace two dilapidated buildings. The building at 1557 W. Howard, which once housed the Wisdom Bridge Theater, is in particularly dangerous condition and will soon be demolished by the City of Chicago (the demolition cost will be borne by the property’s owner).

http://rogerspark.com/rp/news_articl...t_development/
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #156
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thats some good news considering how dead that part of howard st. looks, but like usual I would prefer them to double the height atleast considering the location
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The NIMBY's rejected a nice building and will instead get a cinderblock-faced piece of garbage. You reap what you sow, I guess..
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Building just couldnt wait for demolition

From Broken Heart Rogers Park

Building Falling Down on Howard
The police are reporting a vacant building is falling down on its own in the 1500 block of West Howard. From scanner reports bricks and mortal are crashing down on the sidewalk and are possibly going to hit a couple of cars. They are requesting Fire and barricades. Plus there may be a squatter on site.

3:50 PM: More equipment is being requested. More road blocks are being put into place. The Build Dept has been called to check out the building. Looks like some building owner is in a heap of trouble.
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Quote:
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The NIMBY's rejected a nice building and will instead get a cinderblock-faced piece of garbage. You reap what you sow, I guess..
I guess when you put it that way
it makes the new design not so good.
I like glass and steel better
than cinderblock,
hopefully it wont be cheap cinderblock.

Isnt cinderblock what is used in third world
countries to make buildings?
cinderblocks dont seem to wear well or last long
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 06:27 AM   #160
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Farmers Market this Sunday in Rogers Park

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

June 6th to October 17th
9am to 2pm on Sundays

on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt.

They were supposed to get the sidewalk streetscape
done before the market started.
But I suppose all the rain has maybe delayed that?
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