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Hi James, 

My office is formulating a list of needed infrastructure repairs for the 2017 construction season. Each year, aldermanic offices are given a set amount of funding for discretionary infrastructure upgrades that are submitted to the Department of Transportation for engineering review. To ensure we are making the best use of these funds, I meet with the Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) to review 311 calls, future anticipated infrastructure repairs and utility work.

I am seeking input from you on infrastructure improvements such as street and alley repaves, curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement, street lighting upgrades, pedestrian safety installations (crosswalk signs, curb bump outs), and traffic signals. Please contact Matt at my office to discuss possible suggestions for the 2017 season. Matt@james46.org.

Here is a summary of how funds were spent in 2016:

  • Alley Repairs: $295,847.47
  • Street Paving: $178,467.02
  • Street Lighting: $625,000
  • Sidewalk Repairs: $ 57,791
  • Miscellaneous Projects: $16,000
  • Pedestrian Signs: $700 

UPDATES ON PROJECTS ALONG BROADWAY
BROADWAY STREETSCAPING
After some delays due to vaulted sidewalk issues, the Broadway streetscaping project from Gunnison to Leland will be starting in May. With the use of TIF funds, this project will include an outdoor plaza in front of the Rivera, along with a large art sculpture. The second phase of this project will be on Broadway from Leland to Wilson after the completion of the Wilson L station project later this year.

NEW LANDSCAPING ALONG BROADWAY
The planters along Broadway from Wilson Avenue to Montrose will get completely redone in late spring with new perennial plantings that remain lower to the ground and they will be more drought resistant. It should further enhance the retail in that area. Uptown United's SSA #34 funds, along with some supplemental menu funds, will pay for this project.

NEW LIGHTING ON BROADWAY IN LAKEVIEW
After the completion of the new water mains on the southern part of the Ward along Broadway, that area will also get new lighting from Addison to Grace. The "acorn lighting" will compliment the current lighting just south of Addison.

The goal is to enhance the Broadway corridor to encourage more vibrant retail in the retail corridors of the 46th Ward. With all these transformative changes, this is certainly a very exciting time to be living in the 46th Ward. 

    Best,

 

NEWS

OPEN OFFICE HOURS EVERY MONDAY
Every Monday from 5pm - 7pm, Ald. Cappleman has open office hours for any constituent who wishes to see him. No appointment is necessary. Ald. Cappleman is also available during evening hours to speak with neighborhood groups and large residential buildings. Call 773-878-4646 or email info@james46.org to make an appointment.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLARENDON/MONTROSE DEVELOPMENT?
The 46th Ward website provides you with the latest updates from JDL Development. Click here for more information.

REQUEST A CITY SERVICE HERE
There are many different options for initiating a city service request. Besides calling 311, you can file a request using the 46th Ward website. This way, you can be involved in our communication with the City about your concerns. Click here for more information.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 975 W. WILSON

Clayco Developers has proposed building an 8-story transit-oriented development on the SE corner of Wilson & Sheridan. The proposal has retail along the Wilson side and an entrance to apartments along Sheridan. The Clarendon Park Neighborhood Association will review this project and then it will be reviewed by the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee on Monday, Feb. 27. Click here for more details. 
EVENTS

12 ANNUAL CHILI CONTEST
When:
Saturday, Jan. 28 from Noon - 2:30pm
Where: Crew Bar & Grill at 4804 N. Broadway
Their 12th Annual Chili Contest kicks off Saturday, January 28th, from Noon-2:30pm! For only $12, you can sample all our amazing chili entries and vote for your favorites! Got a great chili recipe? Want to enter and cook something up for a great cause? Talk to a Crew server for details or email us at crew@rootcollective.com today! All proceeds will benefit Care for Real, helping our neighbors in the Edgewater community.



UPCOMING PUBLIC SAFETY MEETINGS
1923, 1924, and 1925 CAPS Beat Meeting

When: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7pm
Where: 19th Police District Station at 850 W. Addison

2033 CAPS Beat Meeting
When: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7pm
Where: Bezazian Library at 1226 W. Ainslie

1915 CAPS Beat Meeting
When: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30pm
Where: Uptown Branch Library at 929 W. Buena

1914 CAPS Beat Meeting
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7pm
Where: Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N. Clarendon

VISIT

PUBLIC SAFETY TIP

Always maintain an awareness of your surroundings. This means do not wear earbuds or headphones while walking in public places. Robbers go after the easiest target and you will be labeled one when the robber assesses that you are distracted and not focused on your surroundings.
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