(1 of 5) Positive Community Benefits
What are the positive community benefits or attributes provided by the current use of the property?

BP gas station at 1647 N. LaSalle Drive

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

The rise of condos and residents in this area continue. The Plums, the FoxTrots are wonderful additions to the neighborhood, but don't serve the general population who cannot afford or prefer not to shop... Read more...

Thanks, Lana! Regarding your question about resistance, at this point we are using this platform to glean information about the needs of Old Town residents. Your feedback is exactly the type of insight... Read more...

Since the Plums Market is being pushed out by Dom's Market, lets allow Plums to relocate to the old Treasure Island space!

We don't need 3 specialty markets. We need a regularly priced grocer, like trader joes.

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

Trader Joes

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What kinds of neighborhood amenities do you think are missing from this area?

We definitely need a grocery store. Restaurant/bars that cater to the age demographic of the people who actually live in Old Town. The concept for the majority of the neighborhood's bars and restaurants... Read more...

Well said! This is precisely what we need to stop perpetuating. It is out of control! I'm grateful for the cold weather!

Thanks so much Kelly! Are there any specific types of restaurants or venues that would bring you and others back to the neighborhood for nights out?

Hi Kelly! There are unfortunately/surprisingly multiple vacant lots, parking lots, and/or vacant buildings that currently line Wells Street. We should be applying pressure, and possibly a vacant lot tax,... Read more...

I would love to get a french bistro back in...I've missed Bistro Margot terribly since its closing. Also maybe a nice steak house. Would LOVE a speakeasy in old town! There's few a few ideas for restaurants/venues... Read more...

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

A grocery store like Trader Joe's or Aldi would be greatly appreciated in this area.

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What kinds of neighborhood amenities do you think are missing from this area?

Protected bike lanes. Wide walkable sidewalks. Shared streets. Public spaces for sitting. Reduced auto traffic and reduced on-street parking.

Absolutely in need of some traffic calming measures to be implemented all around the neighborhood - wider sidewalks, protected bike lanes, curb bump outs to make slower right turns, medians with trees,... Read more...

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What kinds of neighborhood amenities do you think are missing from this area?

Old Town needs to return to providing goods and services to its residents. As others have mentioned, the area south of North Ave has been turned into an arm of Division St's bar scene. Gone are all the... Read more...

Thank you Karen! What are some examples of U.S. cities that you think have done a good job? In your opinion, what made those cities successful in their efforts? We’d love your suggestions!

We definitely need a normal non high-end grocer like trader joes and I think a speakeasy would be fantastic. Please do not get rid of walgreens. That's the one place my of us shop for items in a pinch... Read more...

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

I would like to see a neighborhood grocery store - a Trader Joe's or Wholefoods would be the best use of this space. This neighborhood is crying out for a healthy, affordable grocery store.

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

A grocery store. We desparately need that to be replaced.

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There were many comments & questions about housing in the first round of feedback. What types of residential options would you like to see?

No more high rises. Need more townhomes or smaller buildings that echo the historic architecture that so many love about chicago. There are already too many new buildings that are contemporary and feel... Read more...

I fully agree--Old Town does not need more shadows, darkness, and increased traffic--there are enough high rises in this area. This area is unique and quaint and should stay that way--not claustrophobic... Read more...

Cannot stand anymore high rises...they are ruining the charm of old town. Any type of residential needs to be kept low and adhere to the original architecture that brought so many of us to old town in... Read more...

A high rise is indeed being considered for North and LaSalle. They are not acknowledging that most people have said they don't want a high rise. People will need to be vocal when it comes time so that... Read more...

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

A grocery store

My question is for Fernhill. Why was treasure Island not able to survive in that location? It seems to me that if it was due to lack of business then another grocery store would have the same issues. <br>Thanks... Read more...

John, if my mind serves me right. Treasure Island was family owned and they closed all their locations. I don't think it was because Old Town was not supporting that store. Fern Hill please correct me... Read more...

Chuck you are corect. My father's company did sanitation for most locations and the family closed all their spaces. In fact our TI was one of the last to close bc it was so successful.

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

Would appreciate a grocery store

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

Another grocery store like Trader Joe's or Marianos

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What type of use would you like to see in the Old Treasure Island space?

Grocery store

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