One of the ways we’ve been encouraging that is through a process called CDI…
One of the ways we are encouraging development around transit is through a process called the CDI…
Goals are: To understand the issues facing the community; To recognize the various values and interests of people in the neighborhood; and To develop a set of potential plans for significant sites in the area, with the aim of informing future development there.
Not a one-meeting thing – a process, come to all 3 We’ve all been to that community meeting…This is a process of inquiry, and we don’t know the outcome.
Info sheets on table on Zoning, TIF, affordable housing, historic preservation
CPS is required to sell the property to the highest “responsible” bidder, CPS has indicated that if a community determines their preferences for re-use, those preferences will be included in the bid solicitation. In effect, developers bidding on the property will need to incorporate these preferences in order to be considered. As with any of the vacant school buildings, an immediate re-use for another govt. purpose would negate this bid solicitation process. Could be another school, a library, a municipal staff use of some sort…
Future uses may include a new school, but potentially something else, such as housing, community space, offices, retail, or any number of things. Both ONE Northside and Uptown United have obtained input from their stakeholders. Copies of their work are here.
Housing Opportunity 2014 - Transformative Placemaking for Neighborhoods, Housing and Health, Marisa Novara
Transformative Place Making for
Neighborhoods, Housing, and Health
May 15, 2014
Immediate and long-term solutions
Connect region’s assets
Partnerships with governments,
communities and business
Equitable Transit Oriented Development
• Dedicated TOD funding
• Legislative improvements
• Hands-on work in communities
Corridor Development Initiative
A series of
designed to plan
proactively in the
Criteria for CDI site selection
• Access to transit / new transit investments
(Ashland BRT, 95th Street Station)
• Interest from developers and new construction
planned or under consideration nearby
• Vacant and preferably publicly owned land
• Interest from City Hall, aldermen, community
groups and other engaged actors
• Affordability needed
Potential Corridor Development Initiative sites
(35th or 47th)
• Thursday, May 8: Setting the stage
– Overview of existing conditions
– Group discussions on community needs and goals
• Monday, May 12: Block exercise
– Creation of hypothetical options for development
sites, including design and financial characteristics
• Thursday, May 29: Developer forum
– Response from three development experts about
First meeting: stage setting
• We will discuss the future of Uptown, with a
specific focus on two adjacent areas:
1. The former Stewart School and parking lot.
2. The land paralleling the Wilson Station.
• 107-year-old Stewart School closed in 2013.
• CPS will be seeking development proposals for
the building and adjacent parking lot.
• A range of uses
Wilson Station Sites
• CTA plans to invest $200 million in the
renovation of the Wilson Station, and will add a
Purple Line stop there.
• As part of the renovations, land will be freed up
east and west of the
• This space could be
used for new