Neighbors review Happy Village plans, ask to keep patio wall
EVA members reviewed plans March 6 for the Happy Village property, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave., and held the association's annual leadership election.
Members approved the officer slate for the year starting April 1:
- Christina Slaton, President
- Bob Zwolinski, VP
- Alison Coughlin, Treasurer
- Neal McKnight, Secretary
Blue Line Run Club
Jacque Pyne Rodriguez presented for the Blue Line Run Club. She discussed rules, times and routes. Prospective members can connect via Facebook or Instagram.
Happy Village presentation
Owner Jim Masterson, architect Martin Snow of SGW Architecture and Design, and zoning counsel Talar Berberian of Thompson Coburn presented plans and renderings. The group was compiimentary of the proposal and design.
Concerns were raised regarding removing the patio wall. The consensus was the wall should remain to protect against noise. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has asked that the wall be removed. A request has been sent to landmarks to weigh in on the issue.
Owner Jim Masterson, Architect Martin Snow of SGW Architecture and Design, and Zoning Counsel Talar Berberian of Thompson Coburn presented plans and renderings. The group was complimentary of the proposal and design.
Jim Masterson has agreed to include as much of the prior negotiated Plan of Operation into the lease of the premises by any future commercial tenant. Martin Snow noted that the trees were removed from the renderings but the existing trees will be preserved and protected. In addition, two additional trees will be added to the Wolcott side. Snow and Masterson agreed to install bike racks for public use on the Wolcott side.