In the first of 3 meetings, 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colon and Marisa Novara of The Metropolitan Planning Council explain the history and the process of the gathering community input on the questions of developing city-owned land near the Logan Square Blue Line station. They also took some questions from the overflow crowd in attendance.
Alderman Colon pointed out that this process is different from most community development processes where neighbors typically can only vote yes or no on small portions of development projects. While the process is designed to turn community desires into action, Novara explained that MPC does have a bias toward transit oriented housing developments.
Stay tuned to LoganSquare.TV for more updates on the Corridor Development Initiative. Later this week, we will have video of the latter portion of the first week’s meeting, showing results of the keypad polling that was conducted.