East Village Association board minutes for Nov. 14, 2016, by Daniel Navarro
West Town Bakery is now closing some days at 7pm for winter hours, so board meetings need new location.Planning, Preservation & Development
855 N. Wolcott: Demolition permit, sold last month as a teardown. The caveat is that the neighbor's fire escape prevents a "regular" build, would have to work around the landing. Has to go through the landmark commission, will ask the developer to submit plans to EVA first.
1038 N. Ashland: In meeting at the Winchester, owner was trying to sell the building; seems to think incorrectly that developers believe EVA would be opposed to any development. Looking for a zoning change from a B1-2 to a B1-3.
1701 W. Division: Date not yet set for presentation to members on expansion of Starbucks building. Still waiting for drawings. Initially seemed OK, but parking and access are issues. Transit Oriented Development incentives would allow more residential units.
2000 W. Chicago: Dan will send draft position on Red Apple liquor license. West Town Chamber of Commerce has come out against it, is sending a letter as well saying that will consider a liquor license if has a successful one year run as a grocery store and panini stand. Neal asked if anyone has reached out to the commander reiterating what was sent out to the previous commander; Dan to email Suzy to see if she can. Looking for a response from Ald. Brian Hopkins.