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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:31 AM   #161
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Murals in Rogers Park

Calling All Artists! Applications to Design an Underpass Mural Now Being Accepted
Posted by Charlie on June 23, 2010
Or pick up an application during regular business hours at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

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

Eligible artists for the Mass Underpass Murals Project must either live in Chicago or have a studio located in Chicago.

The members of the Arts and Other Projects Committee of the Participatory Budgeting Initiative will review all design proposals for artistic merit, appropriateness to public presentation and originality. All proposals deemed eligible will be submitted to a vote of the 49th Ward residents at an election to be held later this summer. The twelve proposals winning the most votes will be selected for the underpass murals project.

Each winning artist will receive a stipend of $5,500 to execute the mural regardless of its size and location. The artists will be responsible for purchasing their own primer, paint and other supplies.

The following underpasses are slated to receive a mural:

CTA Underpasses

Columbia
Estes
Farwell
Greenleaf
Pratt


Union Pacific (Metra) Underpasses

Estes
Farwell
Greenleaf
Morse
Pratt
Rogers
Touhy


Each artist will paint one side of an underpass. If more than one artist wishes to paint the same side of an underpass, the artist whose proposal received the most votes will be given preference.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION, TOGETHER WITH A RENDERING OF YOUR PROPOSED MURAL, IS FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, AT 5 P.M. Instructions for how to submit your application and proposal are contained in the application.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #162
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Im especially happy because I live right near the Farwell CTA viaduct.
So many blank canvases that are otherwise very tempting
for local gangs to tag on.

I know its crazy to respond to myself.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #163
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #164
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Quick question, is it possible to submit a rendering of a proposed mural without actually having to paint myself?? In other words if I submitted a proposal and it got into the top 12 or was chosen would I myself have to paint it or would another artist be able to take on the project??
Dont know just cut and pasted what is on the rogers park website.
Sounds like you could make a deal with someone to paint it for you though.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #165
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Loyola new dorms, hotel, homes, student union

Loyola making big plans for Rogers Park campus
ROGERS PARK | School would add dorms, replace gym with student union


http://www.suntimes.com/news/educati...yola06.article


July 6, 2010

BY DAVID ROEDER AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff Reporters

Loyola University Chicago has delivered to city officials a zoning proposal for a multi-year plan of additions and improvements to its Rogers Park campus.

The proposal calls for new housing, including dorms and market-rate homes, immediately south and west of the campus at Devon and Sheridan.

It also proposes to replace the old Alumni Gym -- former home of the Loyola Ramblers -- with a student union, and to expand the Halas Sports Center.

Brosko said the plans should take around six years to realize. Loyola is more than halfway toward its fund-raising goal in a $500 million capital campaign, he said.

It also calls for a hotel at 6601 N. Sheridan, on the campus' northern fringe. The new housing would consist of dorms at 6340 N. Kenmore and market-rate homes at 1201 W. Loyola.

The zoning proposal is a revision of the "planned development" that currently covers the campus. The submission starts a city review process that leads to a vote in the City Council..

(alderman) Moore said the neighborhood would welcome a hotel that would serve the campus, but he expects the addition is years away. Hotel operators have been reluctant to commit to new projects because of the recession's impact on the lodging business.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #166
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It also calls for a hotel at 6601 N. Sheridan, on the campus' northern fringe. The new housing would consist of dorms at 6340 N. Kenmore and market-rate homes at 1201 W. Loyola.
^ All in all, good to hear. I don't know about 1201 W Loyola, but the other 2 developments will replace empty land or surface parking
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Old July 7th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #167
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^ All in all, good to hear. I don't know about 1201 W Loyola, but the other 2 developments will replace empty land or surface parking
Yeah, very cool.
Its funny when you google map streetview 1201 w loyola
you can see a before and after at the site of the cvs pharmacy
makes a world of difference.
looked like a good place to get mugged as a parking lot.


I think its just more parking lot that wasnt used
for cvs pharmacy at 1201, either that or a building
was torn down, i will check on the way home today

hey urb, i finally posted some real development news!
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Old July 7th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #168
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hey urb, i finally posted some real development news!


Some other Loyola projects:
St. Joseph Seminary (replacing a tennis court + apartment building north of Loyola)

Cuneo Hall (replacing Damen Hall)
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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:25 PM   #169
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Progress on Rogers Park Murals

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/gallerie...y.photogallery

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/evanston...10-s1.article#

Painting the town
August 19, 2010

Two Evanston Township High School graduates are leading the way on a project to paint murals on a stretch of track in neighboring Rogers Park in Chicago.

......a group of professional artists to paint colorful murals on both sides of the (el - redline) track which run from Estes Avenue to Pratt Avenue.

The murals pay special attention to influence and impact the Heartland and No Exit Cafes have had on the area.
The work is to be completed this week.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #170
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More Mural News, Cool Birch Forest Mural!

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/cta-...gers-park.html

(If you click on the article you can see the Cool Birch Forest Mural
and also see all the other murals)

http://participatorybudgeting49.word...oting-day-set/

Earlier this year we told you about how 49th Ward residents had voted to spend part of its $1.3 million "menu money" on both CTA L station amenities and murals for underpasses. It was part of what 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore called "participatory budgeting."

On Aug. 21 and 22, ward residents voted to select 12 of 24 proposals for murals. The murals will be painted on CTA underpasses at Chase, Columbia, Fargo, Pratt, and Touhy. Murals also will brighten Metra underpasses at Estes, Farwell, Greenleaf, Morse, Pratt, Rogers, and Touhy.

Each artist will get a stipend of $5,500 to complete the mural.


Below are the winners of the election. The name of the work is followed by the ballot position, the artist, and the number of votes the work received. Four of the winners are Rogers Park or Edgewater residents (indicated by an asterisk (*)).

1. "Let's Bring the Birch Trees Back to Rogers Park" (#14), Joanna White (430 votes)
2. "Next to Each Other" (#24), Zsofia Otvos (322 votes)
3. (tie) "Daisy Fields" (# 2), Brenda Barnum (314 votes)*
"Imagination Street" (#12), Jen Pagnini (314 votes)*
4. "Tribute to the Fish of Lake Michigan" (#1), Amanda Paulson (286 votes)
5. "Faces of Rogers Park" (#4), Christopher Royal (261 votes)*
6. "Respiration" (#9), Hebru Brantley (260 votes)
7. "United We Flow" (#10), Jason Brammer (246 votes)
8. "Interrelations" (#16), Jose Andreu (234 votes)
9. "Say, Say, Say" (#13), Jeremy Tinder (231 votes)
10. "In Dreams" (#5), Dan Bellini and Jennifer Cronin (225 votes)
11. (tie) "Urban Oasis" (#17), Natalie Clark and Leah Tumerman (220 votes)
"Birds, Bugs, Butterflies and Beauty" (#20), Molly Z (220 votes)*
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 08:32 PM   #171
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Loyola Guesthouse Hotel

Loyola's student-run guesthouse open
8 undergrads spent summer readying project


http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...fficials-flats

August 31, 2010|By Jason Meisner, Tribune reporter


A team of eight Loyola undergrads from a wide range of backgrounds has spent hundreds of hours putting the final touches on a high-end, 10-unit guesthouse they developed and operate.

Loyola officials tout the $3 million Flats at Loyola Station project as the first of its kind in the country. The students are paid about $9 an hour for their labor and receive three hours of class or internship credit.

The apartment building sits at Arthur Avenue and Sheridan Road, across the street from campus.

One-bedrooms at the Flats rent for $125 to $220 per day, with prices going up to $280 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit with a balcony. Discounted long-term rates are also offered.

The apartments are typical of new-construction residences in Chicago — lots of amenities like hardwood floors, modern kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, and free wireless Internet.

But Adorno and his team have added other touches, like themes for some units, including a Route 66 pad adorned with Elvis paintings and photographs from the iconic highway.

Since it opened July 22, the Flats has entertained more than 50 guests, most of them parents of Loyola students looking for lodging near campus that offered more than area hotels.

Eventually, the students running the Flats want to cater to everyone from extended vacationers to firms who send employees to Chicago for weeks at a time.

"There is a whole market of people who want something different than your average residence hotel," Adorno said.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #172
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Musi*****h in West Rogers Park denied Permit

Rogers Park Muslim prayer center denies permit
By Liz Mannebach

News Writer

Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 17:09

http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/2.541/n...rmit-1.1573394

Michael Berry

A U Lucky Dawg hot dog sign still stands at the disputed vacant lot.

But the decision may be less controversial than it seems.

The organization Faizan-e-Madina had hoped to hold services inside of the closed-down restaurant, U Lucky Dawg, at 6821 N. Western Ave. The proposed space would not actually be a mosque, but rather a musi*****h, or prayer center.

Though the group bought the property after the restaurant closed, they were required to obtain a special-use permit in order to create a worship space.

According to Amie Zander, Executive Director of the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board, the primary reason that the zoning board denied them the permit was over financial concerns. A tax-exempt mosque wouldn’t generate much-needed revenue for the financially struggling area.

“There are tons of religious organizations in the neighborhood already; and since they don’t pay taxes, we had to take it upon ourselves to say that this isn’t a good fit for the community right now,” Zander said.

Eleven mosques and Islamic prayer centers already exist within a five-mile radius of the property, as well as 16 other churches, temples and synagogues.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #173
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Historical Society moves to Morse...

New Home for Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
10.13.10—The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society has found a new home. The organization will move from its current location to 1447 West Morse Avenue. The move is planned to be complete by early November. To celebrate, the Society is planning a series of events continuing through the end of the year. The Grand Opening of the new facility will take place on Sunday, December 12, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to prepare for the move and to staff events. Those interested in helping can call the Society’s offices at 773–764–4078 or send an e-mail to [email protected].



Also Chuckies a new Bar has just opened.
It has chandeliers and is very nice looking, CLASSY.
Hmmm, Morse Classy? Yeah its getting classy
with Act One Cafe and Now Chuckies, weird name I Know
Check out Morse sometime this fall or winter,
The Morse streetscape continues and looks pretty good.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 10:45 PM   #174
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Here is a picture of one of the murals up now.

http://rogerspark.com/rp/photos/image_full/316/


I think most of the murals will be done in the spring,
most havent been started yet.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #175
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^ What was the theme supposed to be? I could have done much better...
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 05:33 PM   #176
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http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/cta-...gers-park.html

Hey, our El stops in RP are getting upgraded!
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very nice, both in the gain of CTA amenities--although I rarely find the heating shelters particularly useful--as well as that people in RP find it important to invest in the stations (even if only a small total sum).
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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #178
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Parking Meters in West Rogers Park. (Westridge)
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:55 PM   #179
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Howard Streetscape Plans

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

Community Meeting to Review Plans for the Howard Streetscape Project
Posted by Charlie on November 18, 2010
Community Meeting to Review Plans for the Howard Streetscape Project
Dear Neighbor,

I am writing to invite you to attend a community meeting to review plans for the new Howard Street streetscape project. The meeting will take place Monday, November 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard.

Representatives of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Streetscape and Sustainable Design Program, as well as the design firms assigned to the project, will present the plans for this project, which is scheduled for groundbreaking next year.

The streetscape design for Howard Street from the Howard el station to Sheridan Road was the result of a community process put into place nearly ten years ago. The final plan was presented to the community at a public meeting in November 2003. Implementation of the project was put on hold, however, until a funding source could be identified.

After the CTA in 2008 requested funds from the Howard Paulina Tax Increment Financing District to complete the construction of the new Howard el station, I secured an agreement from the City of Chicago Department of Planning to allow use of the TIF funds to pay for the Howard Street streetscape project, as well. This was in keeping with the community’s desire expressed at an August 2008 meeting to see both the Howard El Station rehabilitation completed and the implementation of the Howard Street streetscape plan.

I look forward to the implementation of this exciting project!

Sincerely,

Joe Moore
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Old December 1st, 2010, 12:50 AM   #180
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Dealing with Howard I think could get a boost from a Metra station

Call your representative soon to be 48th aldeman Harry Osterman

He plans a new metra stop at peterson/ ridge / ravenswood

calling for lots more parking he says for the common good

A new station at devon and remove the one at lunt

and in its place a metra at howard tied to the CTA

would help spark redevelopment of Devon and Howard some say is all but sunk
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