|Original Park Rendering behind Roosevelt Collection|
SLN continues its fight to protect the 2.2-acre park just north of the Roosevelt Collection, which has never been finished and opened to the public. In return for permission to build the Roosevelt Collection and three future residential towers, the developer promised to build a park and open it to the public. The developer now proposes to instead sell or lease the land to the British School.
At our April 18 meeting we discussed how to persuade our elected officials that the park is important to the future of the South Loop, and that they should deny the amendment requested by the Roosevelt Collection. On May 23, we'll be trying to make our case to Ald. Solís and to city planners. Please put this meeting on your calendar (7 pm at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn) and come make your voice heard.
For those who want more background, read some of our older posts on the topic here.
(Hat tip: JJ!)