East Village Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

6:30 PM December 10th, 2007, Happy Village Tavern

Submitted by John Sekowski

Attendance:8

1. Planning – the following was discussed

a. 1624 West Division

b. 1916 West Chicago - The developer, Ranquist, is still investigating to develop the property.

c. 1011 North Damen – existing industrial property will likely be demolished and developed with new condominiums.

d. Division & Ashland – former Pizza Hut site – The developer has presented a modified plan to the alderman including rooftop parking. The committee also expressed the need for EVA, the first ward alderman, and the department of development and planning to meet all at the same time to discuss the extending the pedestrian oriented district to Ashland Avenue. More press coverage was also discussed as a tool for exposure (and pressure).

e. Division & Ashland – west of the MB bank – plans are in the works to develop a condominium building with first floor parking, and small strip mall-like retail extending close to the Milwaukee Avenue side. Also, the first floor of the existing MB bank is proposed to be occupied by the pharmacy chain CVS.

An issue currently in the 43rd ward was discussed concerning the issue of residential building connectors was shared with the Board. Enclosed walkways between the main structure and the garage structure along the alley side have caused controversy /concern that they are built on land that are required to be green space.

2. Scott Rappe to present an artist piece at the next meeting.

3. Damen and Augusta Foods owner wishes to pursue a packaged liquor license.

Meeting adjourned.
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