clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NIMBY Watch

New, 7 comments

A consortium of agitated Hyde Parkers has formed in opposition to U of C's and Mesa Development's proposed 13-story apartment building within the 53rd Street business corridor. The group isn't protesting the development's whimsical modular design, it's after the project's density and traffic-generating aspects, according to DNAinfo. The disgruntled gang is calling the project the "53rd Street Strangler", insisting that the 267 new apartments will create a traffic and parking quagmire for blocks in every direction. Tactics discussed at a recent community meeting include a petition and letter-writing campaign designed to nip it in the bud. With U of C as a big booster, opponents have an uphill battle. [DNAinfo, previously]