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Near South Side Apartment Proposal

Near South Side Apartment Proposal
Developer Craig Von Deylen has applied for a zoning variance on the Near South Side along Madison Avenue (page 7) to construct an apartment complex in an empty lot. Interestingly, the Concord Community Plan calls for commercial property to be installed at this location, however, the staff report mentions the large quantity of unused commercial real estate in the area. It’s a good idea to adjust to current demands for accommodating residential infill, which is a more promising market at this time. Shown below is a Preliminary Site Plan and rendering: The land use plan is relatively standard...
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Sacred Heart Neighborhood

Sacred Heart Neighborhood
Sacred Heart Neighborhood on the near South Side has seen a renewed interest, due in large part to the promotions of a concert venue at the Vollrath Tavern.  Can a bar revitalize a neighborhood?  I’m not sure, but attracting people from around the city to a little-known street with a boatload of potential is a win in my book. The street in question is Palmer Street: The neighborhood is a photographer’s dream, ranging from gritty graffiti: to the sublime spires of Sacred Heart Church: To a great panorama view of downtown: to the fantastic entrance of the Vollrath...
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