After a long, dramatic neighborhood battle over a proposal to build a pair of towers on Milwaukee Avenue near the California Blue Line station, the Chicago Plan Commission has spoken in favor of the plan. Before being presented to the community last October, the Logan Square neighborhood group Save Our Boulevards began a flyering campaign against the project, and more recently, the project has been the center of petitions for and against the plan. As presented late last month, the plan includes an 11- and a 12-story tower with a total of 213 rental units, 68 parking spaces and about 9,000 square feet of retail space.
The battle over this particular project has been well publicized and followed due to the intense reactions of Logan Square residents for and against the plan. Some feel that the project sets an alarming precedent for tall, dense developments that will change the feel of the neighborhood, while others advocate for transit-oriented projects that place a high number of residents near public transportation hubs. While the battle isn't over until it's over, a nod of approval from the Plan Commission generally signals that a proposal will likely sail through the remaining zoning application process.
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·Battle Over Logan Square Towers Reveals Generational Divide [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous dual tower coverage [Curbed Chicago]