McKinley Park Community Development Meeting

From Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm

12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas presents a McKinley Park Community Development Meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park, 2245 W. Pershing Road, Chicago.

This meeting is for an opportunity for developers to present their local, proposed projects for construction in the McKinley Park neighborhood, and for the public to provide feedback to and ask questions about the proposals. Three development proposals are on the docket for the July 2 meeting:

  • 1735 W. 38th St., a proposed photography studio
  • 2139 and 2159 W. Pershing Road, the two Central Manufacturing District buildings under prospective development as recently reported in the McKinley Park News 
  • 2055-2011 W. Pershing Road, which are the properties containing a former warehouse and offices of U.S. Cold Storage Co. under ownership and development by Aberdeen Development Inc. as reported in the McKinley Park News

1735 W 35th St proposal rendering 201907A rendering of the proposed photography studio at 1735 W. 38th St. illustrates building additions designed to bring light into the space.

Alderman Cardenas offered the following statement on this and other upcoming community development meetings and planning:

As McKinley Park continues to grow, each development proposal will undergo a public review process, which involves a presentation of the project to the community at an open meeting. Attendance and participation at these open meetings is crucial. It is an opportunity for the developer to hear the comments and concerns of the community, and it is a powerful format through which your voices can be heard.

Strong public input can change the course of a project, and Alderman Cardenas will prioritize the needs and goals of the McKinley Park community before approving zoning map amendments. Please consider attending and participating in community development meetings as frequently as possible. We will email notifications about each meeting, please sign up at

For information about this and other community development meetings, contact Liliana Escarpita, at

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