U.S. House Candidate Marie Newman Visits 36Squared Business Incubator

Published November 2, 2020

Candidate Marie Newman, who seeks to represent McKinley Park as part of the 3rd Congressional District in Congress, visited the 36Squared Business Incubator to connect with local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

  • Marie Newman, candidate for U.S. Representative for the 3rd District, visits the 36Squared Business Incubator in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
  • Policy priorities will include green infrastructure development and continuing the cleanup of Bubbly Creek, Newman says.
  • Business incubators will continue to grow their role in our economy, says Newman.

Read more: U.S. House Candidate Marie Newman Visits 36Squared Business Incubator

Starbucks, 33-Apartment Building at El Stop Among Developments Proposed for McKinley Park

Published October 10, 2020

New residential and commercial development may be in store for McKinley Park, with four major proposals up for discussion on Wednesday, October 14, at a virtual meeting hosted by 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.

  • Four development proposals are under consideration at a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, October 14.
  • Projects include transit-oriented development at the 35th/Archer El stop and a drive-through Starbucks at Western and Archer.
  • All developments would require land-use zoning changes to move forward.

Read more: Starbucks, 33-Apartment Building at El Stop Among Developments Proposed for McKinley Park

9th District Police Invite McKinley Park to Help with Strategic Plan

Published October 1, 2020

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The district-wide Community Conversation on Wednesday, October 7, will replace community policing meetings for October, including for CAPS Beat 912 in McKinley Park, to help the 9th District inform their 2021 strategic plans. 

  • Community Conversation offers chance for McKinley Park residents to provide feedback on local strategic policing plans for 2021.
  • Online-only event takes place on Wednesday, October 7, and replaces all district community policing meetings for October, including CAPS Beat 912 in McKinley Park.
  • Meeting is part of Chicago Police Department activities tied to the consent decree mandating police reform.

Read more: 9th District Police Invite McKinley Park to Help with Strategic Plan

Massive Mural Heralds Completion of Ashland Avenue Warehouse

Published September 30, 2020

Mural artwork by Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt now graces the new warehouse at 3711 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, a new public art project sponsored by commercial real estate developer Logistics Property Co.

  • Mural artwork from Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt enabled through support from commercial real estate developer Logistics Property Co.
  • Commercial warehouse facility is nearly complete and awaiting one or more tenants.
  • Developer's community support extends to nearby Chicago Public Art Group.

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City Seeks Feedback on Plan for High-Density Neighborhood Development

Published September 27, 2020

The draft City of Chicago ETOD Policy Plan proposes higher-density development with limited parking through most of the McKinley Park neighborhood, with feedback on the transit-oriented development plan due on Thursday, October 29. 

  • Draft ETOD Policy Plan spells out Chicago's transit-oriented development priorities and results.
  • Most of the McKinley Park neighborhood lies in areas earmarked for higher-density development with limited parking.
  • Feedback for the draft plan is due by Thursday, October 29.

Read more: City Seeks Feedback on Plan for High-Density Neighborhood Development

 
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