Alderman Harry Osterman has confirmed he will not support the zoning variance for 5828 N. Broadway thereby preventing the five-story structure from being built. The developer was seeking a zoning change from the current B1-2 zoning to the new B2-3 zoning in order to allow for the construction of a five-story residential building with 20 residential units, 11 parking spaces, and 18 bike parking spaces.
In representing the interests of Edgewater Glen residents, the EGA strongly opposed the developer’s request and worked in conjunction with all 5 west of Broadway block clubs to unite in disputing the zoning variance. The EGA is pleased that Alderman Osterman has upheld BI-2 zoning thereby preserving the community standard for Broadway. It is greatly appreciated that Alderman Osterman listened and was so responsive to the voices of the community.
Alderman Osterman has noted his office will host meetings and workshops beginning in January to develop a cohesive plan for the future of Broadway, including commercial and housing development, which the EGA is enthusiastic about participating in. Additional information will be shared as it’s made available.