Protecting Neighborhood Character

18 May

After blogging about the active and action oriented neighbors down in Lakeview a few weeks ago, it appears that community involvement in that particular development has ceased. Not all hope is lost, however. From this great example of citizens coming together to voice their concerns about a particular development, a new citywide website has been born!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORS FIRST is a citywide advocacy site that aims to do exactly what this blog has been trying to accomplish- ‘help Chicago neighbors find their voice in how development proceeds in their community!’

The new site, like this one, does not strive to eliminate development or oppose ALL development, but instead encourage residents to look behind the development curtain and see what’s really going on. Participation is the first step in ensuring responsible and beneficial developments are constructed in our neighborhoods.

If you have a chance please check out this site and reach out to Alderman Osterman and get to the bottom of development in Edgewater!

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