I learned after my last post that the alderman’s office confirmed yesterday that the building to be constructed on the old Sheldon Cord site will be mixed use – retail plus apartments. The office had no information on whether the apartments will be affordable or market-rate, and no ideas about what businesses might move in.
Perhaps the developer will involve the community in some of the planning decisions. It might be a good idea for those in the immediate vicinity to ask the alderman to facilitate such a meeting.
This area is the eastern tip of our Ward and leads directly to the thriving residential and commercial areas of the 48th and 49th Wards known as RogersEdge; the aldermen and their partner, Loyola University, are revitalizing the area.
It would be a real boost for the 50th if some of that drive and vitality made its way west and helped reinvigorate the Devon-Leavitt area.