Join Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) amd MPDC for a virtual community meeting

Tues. March 7, 2023

6 - 7:30 PM

to learn about the proposals for 1769 W Pershing.

We are excited to share with you additional information about the upcoming public meeting regarding the three proposals for the purchase and development of 1769 W Pershing that the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has shortlisted for public comment. The meeting will be hosted by the DPD and will be virtual in order to accommodate language interpretation. Those who are not able to attend in real time will be able to watch a recording later and submit comments in writing. Please see this overview of the meeting from DPD. Folks can register directly at this link.

As you learn about the three shortlisted proposals, please consider how each one would impact the overall quality of life in our community. Specifically, which proposal does the most to…

Make our neighborhood more walkable and bikeable?

Preserve the architecture and character of the CMD?

Make space in the CMD more open to area residents?

Create opportunities for small businesses owned by area residents?

Provide housing for working families?

Increase public green space and outdoor amenities?

Set a welcome precedent for land use in the rest of the CMD?

Transform Pershing Rd into a vibrant place where people will want to live, play, work and shop?

You may also want to consider how much demolition each proposal will involve, and which developer we trust to complete the building renovations in a safe and timely manner.

Whatever your questions or concerns about the proposals are, we look forward to hearing them at the meeting next week. In the meantime, please reach out with any questions you may have about the event.