Chicago Academy of Music joins St. Boniface plans

Builder Michael Skoulsky talks to EVA members at Happy Village.

East Village Association board minutes for July 11, 2016, by Daniel Navarro

President’s Welcome

St. Boniface Update

  • Plans on last stage to completion
  • Chicago Academy of Music will be the nonprofit provider
  • Joint operation with condos and music hall
  • Meeting tomorrow with school and city will put plans moving forward
  • 8 studio apartments in a building next to the lot with a conservatory
  • 15 condos in the church
  • 20 units in a new structure
  • Still trying to figure out parking situation
  • Auditorium will have about 300 seats

Planning, Preservation & Development Updates

  • Parlor Pizza working with Ald. Moreno to get required tree pits
  • Augusta Dairy: New drawings and proposal by board meeting next week. Have been going back and forth with updated proposals and feedback. They want to be able to present to general meeting in August; 16 condo units
  • Deitch Pharmacy has approached to change storefront zoning to residential. PP&D recommends not supporting converting business to residential. Moreno's position unclear
  • Various groups, one organizing a new neighborhood association just west of us (Chicago-Damen-Augusta-Western), have invited us to discuss how we deal with property developments, as we are area's most formal in response
  • Partnering with Eckhart Park Community Council (driven by alderman). Provide guidance and tutoring for the group. "Do not approve anything, just chose not to oppose"
  • Bathhouse: Alderman wants to take a different approach instead of up-zone then down-zone, wants to discuss legislation
  • Happy Village is up for sale; the liquor moratorium would have to be lifted. New owners are old owners of Lucky Sandwiches with a plan of operation to be put in place. Owner will present at next board meeting
  • Liquor moratorium lift on Chicago between Wood and Ashland is on docket for City Council this month

Summer Block Party Info

  • Aug. 20 on Winchester north of Chicago
  • Michael VanDam to head event
  • Bouncy house
  • Look to invite politicians

New Business

  • Hopkins meeting with police commander to discuss uptick on crime. There is a petition on the EVA Facebook page for 12th District staffing. Moreno also met with police commander
  • Polish Triangle securing electricity for food vendors

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know whatever happened to the façade of St Boniface school which stood on the vacant lot east of the church? I lived over there when it was torn down and the façade was tagged and shipped away. I remember being told is was to be stored for eventual reuse. It was beautiful

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