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Parking Wars

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Colonel J.N. Pritzker, billionaire preservationist, bicyclist, and philanthropist, is doing some fine work up in Rogers Park including a tune-up of Wright's Emil Bach House and upgrades to the Mayne Stage Theater. But Pritzker and his investment firm Tawani Enterprises have a questionable plan for a plot at Sheridan & Sherwin, one block from the Bach House. They'd like to erect a 250-space parking garage, and many neighbors are ticked off. The rendering is seductive but the structure is devoid of secondary uses and will only promote driving in an already congested, transit-oriented area. The project would eat a surface lot, patch of green, and a large 90-year-old house. What happens next? Read on for more. [New City, previously]