We hope you and yours have
a safe and wonderful holiday season
and a Happy New Year!
We look forward to another great year in 2015
with you, our fabulous neighbors.
Your Friends @ HPWNA
Sunday, Dec. 7, 3pm-6pm
Templestowe Pub Chicago, 3135 W. Montrose
(SW corner of Montrose and Troy)
This party is a celebration of a great year in the neighborhood. All neighbors and friends of neighbors are welcome. The party is also kid-friendly, so bring the youngins along.
There is no cost to attend this event – just come hang out with your neighbors and purchase beverages at the bar.
As Templestowe Pub does not have a kitchen, we would love it if you would bring a simple appetizer or dessert to share (holiday cookies anyone?). Please note, this is a request, not a requirement for attendance!
Looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating another great year in our neighborhood!
At our November HPWNA Board meeting, the developers and project team of the proposed project at 2940 W. Irving Park Road presented the details of the project. Also present at our meeting were residents in the immediate vicinity of the proposed project, who HPWNA had invited to attend. As a result of much discussion, HPWNA does not recommend a zoning change for this project and communicated our response to the Alderman’s office.
The full text of our response to the Alderman follows:
Alderman Deborah Mell
3649 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618
November 19, 2014
Dear Alderman Mell,
On November 12, 2014, the developers and project team of the proposed project at 2940 W. Irving Park Road presented the project to the Horner Park West Neighborhood Association (HPWNA) Board and guests. The proposed project is requesting a zoning change from the current zoning of B3-1 to a B2-3. After review of the project and discussion, we, the Board of the Horner Park West Neighborhood Association, do not recommend a zoning change for this project.
The Board would like to commend the development team for an attractive design of the proposed project but the differences in height and massing outweigh the aesthetics. The HPWNA Board is not opposed to development at the property but we feel a two-story structure would be more appropriate at this location.
President, Horner Park West Neighborhood Association
The Horner Park Advisory Council (HPAC) is a volunteer organization that oversees fundraising and programming at Horner, Manor, Buffalo and Jacob parks. HPAC was notified that the playgroup equipment at Manor Park will be replaced as part of the Chicago Plays program. HPAC was given a very short deadline in order to provide feedback on the playground design.
If you could kindly take a few minutes to complete the linked survey below indicating your choice for the playground design, it would be greatly appreciated. Parents of small children are especially encouraged to participate as you probably have the most experience with the various types of equipment and would know what would work well at Manor Park.
There is a space at the end of the survey for free-form comments. If you have additional questions or concerns that you would like raised to HPAC regarding this program, please let me know and I’ll forward them along to HPAC.
Thank you for your participation.
Ravenswood Manor Park was recently nominated for a Chicago Plays grant, which is jointly administered by Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks.
After being nominated, the Chicago Park District asked the Horner Park Advisory Council (HPAC) to gather input on four design options. The options show a variety of styles of new play equipment, but all of the options include new engineered wood fibar ground surface. Please voice your opinion on the designs by filling out this survey by 5:00pm Thursday Nov. 13. If you have questions, concerns or would rather not have new playground equipment at all please send us your comments in the space made available in the form.
Thank you for your interest in the future of Ravenswood Manor Playground!
Overnight last night, several buildings in our area were tagged with obvious gang graffiti. We could use your help submitting the removal requests and reporting the affected buildings.
If you could please take a few minutes today to help report the graffiti, we’d greatly appreciate it. Here’s how:
You may also simply call 311 to report the graffiti.
Reminder: Never post pictures of graffiti online (like on Facebook or Everyblock). By doing so, you are giving the graffiti artists a larger audience and are helping encourage more graffiti and even gang retaliation.
Thank you Neighbors!