I wanted to share the results of an online poll I sent out earlier this month to community residents (21 total responded) asking their opinion on whether residential homes should be included in the redeveloped PMD.
Nothing scientific but 38% favor limited residential on the site and only 5% voted none should go there. See results below
- In my recent general conversations with residents in the Lincoln Park neighborhood most agree housing, office/tech and/or retail if properly designed with proper density should be allowed. Very few believe no housing should be allowed. Some have concerns about the brownfield condition of the Finkl site.
Some solutions that might be considered:
- - mixed use retail, office and mid rise residential similar in density to the solution under way by MI/Hines at Children’s Hospital site but larger scale
- - redesign the Metra platform further north along the rail line to relieve congestion at the Armitage stop
- - Design east west connectors between Bucktown and LP focusing on bike lanes and pedestrian streams including expanding east the 606 trail
- - reconnect Southport Avenue north south
- - add a bridge over river at Armitage or other best locations to improve traffic flow east west
Poll: Finkl Future Land Use: Should it include residential housing? 7 Apr
It appears the City and Alderman Hopkins have successfully (at least initially) moved protection away from the Finkl Steel site to remain as a manufacturing district (first time in City history) which opens the door potentially for many other land use solutions including residential housing.
How do you feel about that? Should urban planners include residential
Finkl Future Land Use: Should it include residential housing?
- Some limited residential is fine 38%
- A majority of residential is fine 29%
- An equal mix of residential and commercial 29%
- No residential housing should go there 5%