Revised Redevelopment Plans for 6145 N Broadway (Superior Car Wash)

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There will be an opportunity to review the revised redevelopment plans for 6145 N. Broadway (Superior Car Wash) this Saturday, January 28th at Ethiopian Diamond.

“This Saturday, January 28, from 11 am to 3 pm at Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N. Broadway, there will be an open house to review revised plans for a development at 6145 N. Broadway. The development team for this project has had a number of community meetings about this project in recent months. Based on feedback from the local residents and myself about the density of the project, they have revised the plan to reduce the number of floors from seven to six and reduce the number of units from 187 to 105. The unit makeup of the building will also change to reduce the number of studios and will add a higher percentage of one- and two-bedroom units. The parking spaces for the building will go from 60 spaces to 45 and 10% of the units will remain affordable.

I encourage you to stop by the open house to review the revised plan, and share your thoughts with the development team. There will be a future community meeting about this project and I will keep you informed of the date and time of the meeting.” – Alderman Osterman

Current Space at 6145 N Broadway

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2017 Dates For The Edgewater Garage Sale & Edgewater Glen Garden Walk

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Save the dates! The 2017 Edgewater Garage Sale will be held on June 3rd, 2017 & The Edgewater Glen Garden Walk will be on July 9th, 2017.

We request that no block parties be held on these date to accommodate these events that showcase our community and bring our neighbors together.

All Edgewater Garage Sale

This special event helps to bring us together as neighbors, not to mention an opportunity to raise a little cash from those unwanted items. Other neighborhoods around us in Edgewater participate in this event, creating a synergy which maximizes our advertising and promotion.

Participants can choose to set up shop in their front yards or in the alley, although the front yards seem to get more traffic. A fee is required which goes toward obtaining the necessary City of Chicago license and advertising costs. Sign-up details will be announced in the spring.

History of the Edgewater Glen Garden Walk

The 1st EGA Garden Walk premiered on June 24, 1973 on a sunny day with over 30 residents displaying their yards. It was billed as ‘a pilot project of the EGA Conservation Committee’. ‘Strictly a local affair’ for neighbors to view each other gardens, the entry form explained that ‘no one’s expecting a Lake Forest spectacular (garden)!’

The ’74 Walk’ went immediately into planning stages and this event has been held annually almost every year since its inception. Pony cart rides, lemonade & hot dog stands, arts & crafts displays, magic show performances, and Glenfest have been some of the additional activities scheduled during this event over the years.

As the number of display gardens increased to about 50 & became somewhat unwieldy for attendees, in 2008 the decision was made to split the neighborhood in half along Glenwood, offering West Edgewater Glen Gardens (1400 & 1500 blocks) and East Edgewater Glen Gardens (1200 & 1300 blocks) on display in alternate years. This greatly improved the walkability of our event, along with giving the display gardens (and their gardeners!) a recuperative gap year.

Garden Walk Map 1974

Garden Walk Map 1975

Garden Walk Map 1978

For the 2011 EGA Garden Walk, a ‘poison-free’ category was added to the signage and maps to recognize those gardens that are not only beautiful, but also properties where no chemical pesticides, herbicides, weed & feed fertilizers, etc. are used.

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