Monday, January 11, 2016

Group Seeks More Representation on Future of Grant Park

A reader writes:
Dear Neighbor,  
We write seeking your help in creating a group of neighbors who want to gain greater resident representation on the boards of the Grant Park Conservancy and the Grant Park Advisory Council. The Conservancy and the Advisory Council provide input to the Chicago Park District when it makes decisions on how Grant Park will be used and developed.  
The resident population of the South Loop has grown in the recent years and will increase substantially in the next few years because of proposed development. Because the resident population is becoming a larger factor in the use of the park, we believe a coalition of residents and neighborhood organizations would be effective in obtaining greater neighborhood input into the decisions of the Conservancy and the Advisory Council as they inform and advise the Chicago Park District.  
If you or your building are interested in the future of Grant Park, please contact the undersigned at your earliest convenience so we may begin to build a coalition of neighbors who are concerned about the use of Grant Park not only as a regional park for the City of Chicago, but as the park for local residents. Our first meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  
We will meet at the home of Elaine Soble, 910 S. Michigan Ave., #1401. We look forward to seeing you. Please r.s.v.p. to either of the undersigned.  
Elaine Soble
910 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605  
Julia Packard
910 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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