ETHAN LESHER

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February, 2022

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Commented on North and LaSalle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This should not be converted to additional green space. The park is just across the street and if recent projects are of any indicator, this will just be a shadeless plot of land that is unenjoyable for park-goers due to the intense sun and loud surrounding traffic. A parking lot should NOT be placed here. We should be encouraging people to access the park/lake/Old Town via means of public transportation, walking, or bikes to promote a healthy and less car congested community. Our community needs to push for this redevelopment to include infrastructure that reduces the speed of vehicles at this intersection. It is dangerous as pedestrians to traverse these streets when cars are speeding thru and blindly turning into crosswalks.
Commented on North and LaSalle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Commented on North and LaSalle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is an amazing point that is considered to be an entrance to both the denser downtown area and Lincoln Park. Let's keep this entrance open and allow more people to join our community! This property should be developed into residential space. Specifically a Transit Oriented Development (TOD), to reduce the number of parking spaces required on such a small lot, due to the amount of bus lines that run thru this area and the Brown/Red lines a few blocks away. As for improvements - there NEEDS to be a focus on reducing the speed of which vehicles travel on these surrounding streets. Pedestrians and bikers are, at all times, in danger of speeding and distracted drivers at this intersection. PLEASE focus on pedestrian/bike infrastructure to allow more people the safe and enjoyable access to the park, lake, and surrounding neighborhood.
Commented on North and LaSalle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
No gas station should ever be located next to any city park. We should not continue inviting a constant flow of heavily polluting vehicles next to our priceless green space. This property, as it currently stands, attracts too many vehicles to the area and thus creates a hostile environment between motorists and pedestrians entering/exiting Lincoln Park and/or surrounding areas. This has been a long time filling station for motor groups that cause immense noise pollution and interrupt the flow of traffic. Additionally, this has become a violent point for the area and requires redevelopment to improve the safety/wellbeing of our community.
Commented on North and LaSalle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
There are no positive benefits the surrounding community receives from this space as it currently stands.
Commented on North and LaSalle 4 months ago
Since the Plums Market is being pushed out by Dom's Market, lets allow Plums to relocate to the old Treasure Island space!