Gazette Chicago 02 05 2016 E Edition Page 1

By Patrick Butler Thanks to a few carefully crafted compromises, at least a part of Maggie Daley Park is "going to the dogs," and there will be a lit- tle more green space around a downsized George Lucas Museum on the lakefront near Burnham Harbor. In addition, the Chicago Women's Park is looking for cre- ative ideas on how best to honor Chicago's history-making ladies. An independent community newspaper since 1983. Near West/Tri-Taylor University Village West Loop South Loop West Haven Bridgeport/Armour Square Chinatown Bronzeville East Pilsen Heart of Chicago February 5, 2016 FREE Vol. 33, No. 10 Other highlights: Pilgrim Baptist Church will not be rebuilt, could become park. See page 14. Group forms to provide community input for boathouse. See page 15. No medical marijuana clinic for Fulton Market area. See page 23. INSIDE St. John Cantius releases two new music CDs. See page 30. By Susan S. Stevens New plans for the next phase of Roosevelt Square have received mixed reviews from community groups, although they agree they want to see redevelopment of the former ABLA Homes site resumed after a hiatus caused by the hous- ing market crash. A new master plan proposes two ten-story apartment buildings along Ashland Avenue and a ten- story building on Roosevelt Road. The plans also call for five six-story buildings: one on Roosevelt, two on Ashland, and two on 15th Street near Ashland. A proposal to build two five-story rental buildings on Roosevelt in 2012 met with com- munity opposition at that time, leading to further delays in new construction. The new plan, updating the ten-year-old master plan, would increase density with the taller buildings as well as market-rate rental housing, several planners said at a Dec. 15 community meeting. An additional 500 hous- ing units-condominiums, apart- ments, and townhouses-would be market-rate, aimed at attract- ing young professionals at the Medical Center. Most apartments would be small units. Along with the apartment build- ings, the majority of the new hous- ing would be three or four stories high, with three and four bedrooms to accommodate families. Building heights, market-rate housing increased in Roosevelt Square plan Continued on page 8 Gazette's guide to Valentine's Day dining. See page 24. Developer scales back Union Street plans after community input. See page 10. By Mary Voelker Rush University Medical Center's planned development of a new comprehensive care outpatient development on the north side of Harrison Street east of Ashland Avenue between Ashland and Loomis Street will require demol- ishing student housing on the block, but townhouse residents to the south will not be affected, said Rush officials. Expected to open in 2020, the $500 million project also will include a parking structure, said John Pontarelli, associate vice pres- ident, corporate communications, Rush University Medical Center. Garibaldi Square townhouse residents are eager to learn details of the project and how it will affect them, said Joe Bosco, board mem- ber of the townhome association. "We have not received any formal information from Rush Hospital," he added, Garibaldi Square sits across the street from the development's pro- posed site, running on the south side of Harrison from Loomis to approximately Ashland and along south Laflin Street, Bosco said. He added the City requires developers to notify neighbors near proposed projects. "We are within 250 feet of the proposed site," Bosco added. "So we'll know. We're within the zone." "There are no plans for devel- opment on that side" of the street, Pontarelli said. He added that Rush owns the development site, but not Garibaldi Square. Continued on page 6 Rush plans comprehensive care outpatient center east of Ashland Compromises, creativity highlight parks changes CHICAGO CHILDREN'S THEATRE GROUNDBREAKING-Children with toy shovels simulated a mini-groundbreaking for the Chicago Children's Theatre arts program coming to the West Loop. See page 3. Continued on page 12

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