Jessica Diamond

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November, 2021

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Supported a comment by J Jag on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
J Jag
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 the beginning.
Supported a comment by gina m on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
gina m
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 and congested.
Supported a comment by Jen I on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Jen I
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 out of place.
Supported a comment by Leon Corriea on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Leon Corriea
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.
Supported a comment by Karen R on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Karen R
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 stores that residents used to frequent for their basic needs. There are no cutting-edge restaurants in the area, likely because rentals are too high. Instead, most dining options cater to the bar crowd or tourists. Old Town has lost its florists, bookstores, bakeries, and hopefully not its Walgreens. It has lost its neighborhood charm and character. I'm not even sure why the area south of North Ave calls itself Old Town, when nearly all the Victorian buildings have been demolished. It is kind of joke. I visit other US and European cities that have managed their development far better than Chicago because their quaint older sections are respected and preserved. No one in Chicago appears to care.
Supported a comment by Nasrin NM on North and LaSalle 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nasrin NM
A grocery store like Trader Joe's or Aldi would be greatly appreciated in this area.