I invite you to attend a COMMUNITY MEETING to review two Loyola University development proposals, which require approval under the Lakefront Protection Ordinance. The meeting will be held onWednesday, June 17th, 7:00 p.m., at Loyola University’s Centennial Forum, Bremner Lounge, 1125 W. Loyola.
The first proposed development is a three-story, 77,000-square-foot addition to the Gentile Center, which is home to Loyola’s Athletic Department. The addition would be constructed on the south and east sides of the Gentile Center in order to upgrade the facility to conference standards and house the Loyola University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The second proposed development is a five-story addition to Coffey Hall, which is located at 1000 W. Sheridan Road, just north of the Sheridan Road bend. The addition would be constructed on the north side of the building in order to add an elevator and accommodate an expanded entrance adjacent to the parking lot.
Renderings of both proposed developments will be posted next Monday on the zoning page of my website, ward49.com.
Both developments fall within the Lakefront Protection Zone, and thus require approval of the Chicago Plan Commission. While the decision to allow the developments ultimately rests with the Plan Commission, the Commission will take into account the opinions of the alderman and surrounding community when evaluating the proposal.
I urge you to attend the meeting to express your views on the proposal. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to share your views with me by replying to this e-mail or calling my office at 773-338-5796.