Freinds of West Edgewater Park met with Waveland Partners in February and were not very encouraging to their plan for 291 apartments.
WEAR has formed a zoning task force to consider if any zoning changes are in the interest of the community. WEAR is finalizing plans to hire a real estate attorney and a zoning specialist attorney to protect our neighborhood’s rights and influence over zoning.
FoWEP has been meeting with Open lands and the Trust For Public Lands and has been talking to Waveland on our behalf about acquiring the land for a park. We are seeking a commitment for Tim Mitchell at the Chicago Park District for a commitment to accept the land if it is donated and to provide resources to help determine the appropriate sort of park to be developed.
Finally, FoWEP presented the park idea to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, and they prefer a large development. We are not happy with this decision, and call on all residents to put the word out to Andersonville Businesses that if they want us to support their businesses they should support what is best for the community, not increasing the transient population so they have more patrons at their bars or restaurants.
We call on all Andersonville Chamber Members or potential members to write letters to the ACC and Andersonville Development Corporation to protest their stance on this property.