Next Meeting: March 9, 7:00 p.m., Gill Park, 825 West Sheridan Road

Previous Meeting9-29-14 Meeting Minutes

Current projects brought to the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee:


Other Development News:

3901 N. Broadway: Developer requested zoning change from B3-2 to B3-5. Community asked for a reduction in height to approximately 80 ft. and an increase in parking ratio. Developer decided not to move forward with project. 3901 N. Broadway Presentation (updated 9-5-14);  3901 N. Broadway Developer Application

3936 Sheridan: Developer decided not to move forward with this development3936 Sheridan/Dakin Proposal

932 – 940 W. Dakin:  Zoning change frm RM-5 to B2-3 accepted. The East Lake View Neighbors board met on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to discuss this Transit Oriented Development  proposal. At an earlier meeting on August 5, the board had approved an earlier design, however, the developer for the original proposal sold the building to a new developer that created a slightly different proposal with additional units and parking.  932 W. Dakin Developer Application 932 W. Dakin Renderings: View 1View 2View 3View 4

Lakeview Pantry, 3945 N. Sheridan Special Use proposal: Lakeview Pantry applied for a Special Use to establish as community center and food pantry at a new location. This matter was considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals on Friday, July 18 in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 121 . N. LaSalle St and it passed. Additional info: Lakeview Pantry PlansComments and responses

4027 N. Broadway: Zoning change accepted. The Buena Park Neighbors association met on Monday, June 2 and Monday, June 9, 2014 to discuss this proposal. Due to suggestions made by the surrounding residents, the developers changed their design to include retail on the first floor. Due to these changes, Buena Park Neighbors agreed to support the requested zoning change at the second meeting. Therefore, Alderman Cappleman is supportive of this zoning change. See the developer website here.

4027 Developer Application

4027 Broadway
4027 Broadway

4642 N Magnolia Proposal: Zoning change denied. Magnolia-Malden neighbors met twice to discuss and vote on an up-zone for this property. The first meeting was held on November 25 at Truman College, which resulted in a tie vote. The second meeting was held on Monday, December 16 at the 46th Ward Office, which resulted in a unanimous vote against the up-zone. Therefore, Alderman Cappleman is not supportive of this zoning change.

Preston Bradley Center: Representatives from Truman Square, Gunnison and Lakeside Neighbors met April 8, 2013 at the Preston Bradley to discuss a zoning change from R to B-3-3. This zoning change will allow the building to get a Performing Arts Venue (PAV) license to expand it’s theater programming. This will also allow for other potential future commercial uses of the building spaces. Other existing functions of the building will not be affected. The building currently has a Special Use approval for a shelter, which will remain in place. The church function of the building will continue as a “legal nonconforming” use. This proposal was endorsed by the groups in attendance with the stipulation that the Preston Bradley Center create a Good Neighbor Agreement with the block clubs.

Sarah’s Circle: Special Use endorsed by the Truman Square Neighbors. Will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals on April 19th, 2013 at 2:00pm with support from Ald. Cappleman. This will allow Sarah’s Circle, currently operating their overnight program at the Uptown Baptist Church and their day program at 4750 N. Sheridan to renovate space at 4750 N. Sheridan and run their program from that location 24hrs/ day. This program is for 50 unaccompanied women and the size and scope of the program will remain unchanged.

4520 N. Beacon Proposal:  Zoning change endorsed by the Beacon Block Club, will proceed to Committee on Zoning with support from Alderman Cappleman. This project is an adaptive reuse of the Hull House building at 4520 N. Beacon. The zoning change is to accommodate an additional 8 feet in height (from 30′ to 38′) and conversion into 24 market rate rental apartments. The building footprint and size and location of the parking lot will remain the same.


Sonic: Special Use endorsed by the Truman Square Neighbors, approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals on March 15, 2013 with support from Alderman Cappleman.

Sonic Exterior Elevations

Sonic Floor Plan

Sonic Site Plan

Sonic Landscape Plan
Past projects brought to the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee:

About the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee:

Representatives from over 30 diverse neighborhood organizations throughout the ward make up this committee. Representatives include members from various block clubs, condo boards, affordable housing buildings, as well as experts in urban planning and historic preservation (See below). Every resident should have at least one representative serving on this committee. Each organization sends one representative of their choosing to the Zoning & Development Committee.  Non-members may attend as room allows. Non-members may submit questions to be asked by their representative at the meeting. For more information about this committee and your representative, call the 46th Ward office at 773-878-4646 or email the office at  New members may be added to the committee in the future.

Committee Meetings:

Meetings of the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee are the last Monday of each month at 7 pm**. Location is to be determined for each meeting, contact your representative or the 46th Ward office for more information.

**Meetings will be canceled if there are no development proposals to review. Public information meetings regarding specific developments will be scheduled in addition to committee meetings.

3-31-14 Meeting Minutes

2-24-14 Meeting Minutes

August 26 Meeting Minutes

April 22 Meeting Minutes


Developer and Committee Procedure Guidelines
46th Ward Developer Application
Zoning & Development Committee Members:

Uptown United, East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, North Halsted Merchant Association, Uptown Chicago Commission, ONE Northside, East Lake View Neighbors, 3900 N. Lake Shore Drive, Lakeview East Co-op (707 W. Waveland), 655 W. Irving, Gill Park Co-op (810 W. Grace), 555 W. Cornelia, Buena Park Neighbors, 4250 N. Marine Drive, 4300 N. Marine Drive, Ruth Shriman House (4040 N. Sheridan), 4343 N. Clarendon, Clarendon Park Neighbors, Lakeview Towers 4550 N. Clarendon, Graceland Wilson Block Club, Dover Street Neighbors Block Club, Beacon Block Club, Magnolia-Malden Block Club, Truman Square Neighbors, Lakeside Neighbors Block Club, Friendly Tower (920 W. Wilson), Gunnison Block Club, Castlewood Terrace, 4848 N. Sheridan, 700 W. Bittersweet, Mark Zipperer (Real estate), Marty Tangora (historic structures), Chester Kropidlowski (Traffic), 3600 N. Lake Shore Drive, 3660 N. Lake Shore Drive


*The Maryville Charrette Final Report is available. Thanks to all who participated! In addition, the UCRD comments and Uptown United comments are attached.

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