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Update #15

3/11 Meeting Recap, April Meetings, Planned Development Application

Hello Neighbors -

We are very grateful to those of you who joined us on March 11 to review design updates and look at retail plans and recruitment for the Phase 1 building. If you missed the meeting - please see the video, presentation, and notes here.

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 8 at 6 pm via Zoom. We hope to host future meetings in person. Meeting ID: 916 2673 2487

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We are planning to host committees the following week Thursday, April 15 - time TBD - we may have them overlapping or back-to-back depending on interest. The three committees (for now) are Design, Youth/Arts and Retail. We hope anyone interested can continue to meet with us monthly to give us the kind of detailed feedback you've been able to offer in February and March. We'll send reminders again those weeks with meeting information.

We are planning to submit our application for the basic zoning to build the project to the City in April, which will be introduced at the April 21 City Council meeting. This requires us to post official signs at the property and send a mailing to all property owners within 250 feet of 5th and Kedzie. We have been in contact with City Departments and the Alderman's office about this. It doesn't mean that the design or financing of the project is approved, it just starts a 3-4 month process of approvals from the Community Development Commission and Planning Commission, so that we could submit a building permit sometime in late summer/early fall. We hope to go over this process at our April 8th meeting and answer any questions and concerns you might have.

Thank you, as always, for your assistance with this project.