SNA SURVEY: "Should be changed"

From what you've seen/heard/read what so far what "should be changed" in the Lincoln Yards proposal? What parts of the proposal if modified would be great to see and how would you suggest changing it?

-the proposed extension to the 606 is only about 1/4 mile. If this were longer, it would be excellent.

-it is unclear how wide or long the proposed walkway will be. There is a massive expansion of the LakeFront Trail to make it wider to better accommodate the bike and pedestrian/jogger traffic and Lincoln Yards will hopefully learn from this project to plan for the density on the trail that will go through the development. 

-a water taxi stop is a good idea to allow more transportation options along the river to/from downtown. However, there also needs to be limits on the boat traffic so that recreational boats such as kayaks, canoes are not shut out. There should be small boat put-ins also added along the riverfront.

-considering a mix of programming (from sports to music to theater) is nice to see. However, could there be more emphasis on community (as opposed to professional) sports facilities and local music and theater options?

1. I felt the information about traffic and congestion was disturbingly lacking because I sensed it was totally out of SB's control what the city chooses to do with regard to bridges, numbers of lanes. North Ave and Cortland are already over capacity in my opinion; thus, attending to vehicular capacity should PRECEDE actual development of usable buildings. 2. I feel the entire traffic plan could be significantly strengthened if there were some way to connect Blue Line Damen and Red Line North/Clybourn via some form of rail (under ground or above) that takes up no existing street space.

1. Public open space. Whether part of SB's project or based on adjacent purchase by city (i.e., general iron), we need SIGNIFICANT usable, contiguous public space for youth activities such as soccer and baseball leagues. 2. music venues are ok, but without being too large, and without exclusivity to a single promoter that would negatively impact established local venues and current diverse, vibrant music scene.

1.) Either nix the 20K stadium entirely, or decrease its capacity to 4K or lower.  Be specific about the number of games allowed per season and cap the number of night games at one/week during the soccer season.  Permit, at maximum, 3-4 concerts per year, which would allow one per month in the summer months.  Be specific about noise allowances and ensure that surrounding residents will not have the same issues with noise pollution that Wrigley Field neighbors have had since the new speaker system was installed.

 

2.) There is a fundamental disconnect between the capacity of suggested transportation upgrades and the density suggested for the site.  If Lincoln Yards’ density sets a precedent for future development within the north sub-zone of the North Branch Corridor, transit and traffic problems will become even more monumental.  Development of this density would require a new branch line and dedicated ‘L’ stop.  The Metra does not have the same granular, interconnected network of the CTA (it is regional – city to suburb transit), sits at a higher price point, and has lower capacity.  The water taxi is expensive ($6!), lacks integration into other transit, and has low capacity.  The 606 is already crowded, seasonally limited, and bikes are difficult to use for a sizeable segment of the population.  While we may hope for a less car-dependent society decades down the road, roads are only becoming more crowded with Uber, Lyft, and Amazon delivery trucks.  Under-designing roads as a punitive stick to get people out of cars, particularly with inadequate plans for increased public transit, will not make for a livable, sustainable city.

Take, for instance, the new C.H. Robinson Headquarters sited on the river.  The building is four stories and features a large ground-level parking lot.  Yet, according to their business neighbors at Simon’s Car Wash and SaabTech, employees from C.H. Robinson are completely filling neighboring streets of Dominick, Shakespeare, Dickens, Southport, and Kingsbury with their cars.  Like the employees at C.H. Robinson, employees, residents, customers, and concert/stadium crowds at the new Lincoln Yards would burden even a greatly improved transit infrastructure beyond the breaking point.

 

3.  As indicated earlier within the ‘reject’ section, the projected parkland cannot adequately keep up with projected populations.  As a balance is sought among population, transportation infrastructure, and park infrastructure, consider that parkland is absolutely vital to the city livability and must be kept adequately provided for. 

 

4.  The Chicago River is vital migratory corridor.  When I spoke with Sterling Bay/ SOM reps, they hadn’t yet considered how to employ bird-safe design strategies to minimize bird strikes.  Currently, the buildings look to be heavy on reflective glazing.  Multiple strategies, e.g., lattice screens, redirected lighting, dimmed lighting during migrating seasons (among hundreds of techniques),  should be employed to lessen the detrimental impact to migrating species.  Likewise, edge habitat along the river should be prioritized.  Considering the considerable riverfront that Sterling Bay has acquired and continues to accumulate, ideally they would make an allocation for a refuse with limited human access which could serve as a quiet stopping point for birds sensitive to disturbance.

1) Low rise housing that middle income families and workers in the neighborhood could afford 2)  Tie-in to the subway or elevated system 3) parking spaces on the streets or in the buildings that meet the current city mandate for parking

12 million square feet worth of buildings, should be cut in half. 5,000 residential units should be 15% affordable housing. The 6,200 parking spaces should be scaled down to 2,000. The north branch river park preserve should be acknowledge and supported - LY should be designed to be cohesive with public land.

50-60 floor high rises should be made lower, 30-40 floors

70 story building is way out of character for the area

70 story is a non starter

700 feet height of the towers. Chicago is a group of neighborhoods, this would destroy the whole aspect of that.

A 70 story building seems to be pushing it.  Maybe a 40-50 story one would be OK

A larger park that connects to the riverwalk and 606

A new subway or El line to relieve congestion 

A river front park with 2 sports fields isn’t going to cut it.

A river front park with 2 sports fields isn’t going to cut it.

A smaller live music venue that is open to multiple production companies would be nice. 

Absolutely must have better mass transit connections. Proposals for light rail, BRT, or other methods of moving people in and out of the neighborhood are critical for success, and must not be left to "later stages" of the development -- they must be included in an early phase.

Absolutely need more park space and more consideration to traffic load/needs!

Add more outdoor park space

Add more parks, planning for transportation 

Add more public park space, fields, etc.  

add park space, add field house for surrounding neighborhoods, reduce building height substantially

Adding park land is a good idea.  Adding bridges would be nice for the non-Kennedy traffic.  All tax and public funding impacts must be thoroughly and honestly forecast and made public.

Adding security and more police is essential

Additional Green Space is an absolute must. Our city is a thing of beauty based on its parks and Lakefront. This should absolutely be in it and enhancement of our existing green footprint

Additional park space no towers

affordable housing options

again too early to tell

again, my biggest issue is traffic. If you solve that, I'm in favor of anything.

All of it 

All of it. 

All traffic and business plus punlic park area increased 

Allow for local promoters.  Increase traffic flows (vehicle, bike and pedestrian) between Bucktown and LP.  Increase access to the Kennedy.  Significantly more park space.  Vastly improved public transportation to the sight, ie light rail, express buses and/or el up Clyborne.

Amazon HQ would be great. Buildings half the proposed height - and density of  a fifth of proposed would be difficult enough for infrastructure to handle! Small entertainment venues - with max of 1000 seats - would be tolerable with adequate parking.

Amount of land allocated to GREEN space. There should be more. The design concept should not resemble The Glen or what happened along Roosevelt Road near the South Loop.

An increase in the amount of green space / public river access would be great.  70 storiy buildings are just too much - especially given the lack of density in other parts of the city which would benefit from development.

Armitage exit off of freeway in connection with Clybourn Metra stop and Ashland access 

as above

As pointed out above, some low-rise and mixed income housing as well as park and "family" space, particularly along the river, should definitely be part of the plan.  The quality of life in this area will attract a stable, safe neighborhood for individuals and families and promote people taking interest, caring for and remaining in the community.  This will also help local, already established businesses in the surrounding area to thrive.

assume if not something akin to today's cars, some other type of personal vehicle will be common in the following 100 plus years ever since chariots people enjoy driving their selves, especial upper middle class and higher folks that can more easily afford personal transportation

Better park space. Less dependence on cars. More public transit infrastructure.

Better traffic and transportation solutions. 

Bigger parks.  Smaller venues.  More emphasis on what to do with cars.

Bridge replacement is essential to accommodate increased density

Building a huge tower so a million apartments can sb rented, LOWER the building.

Buildings must be limited to no more than 10 stories. Housing for "median workers" needs to be clearly defined and accessible to first time home buyers.  We must be adamant that all planned residences include space for 1 vehicle.

Can we take best practices from the development of the South Loop? Ask residents there what they like and don't like. Seems like one of the closest comparisons. In general, a balanced mix of single family homes, townhouses, apartment and condo buildings with height limits, and public park space. Not green space more akin to pretty landscaping, like their proposal showed. Parks!  Places where folks can play soccer, picnic, or even go running.

car traffic needs to drive the design

Carefully considering and incorporating affordable housing to encourage socio-economic diversity and sustainability given the “median jobs” that are expected to be created: I would like more details on what that looks like and what research has been done to ensure people who would be working in Lincoln Yards would be able to afford living in the area. 

Change in housing to mid-rise buildings.   Some residential owner buildings not all rentals.   

Change proposed density unless we get larger parks.  I mean a HUGE park along the river.  It should celebrate the river, one of or only natural assets besides the lake.  I would like to see a whitewater park, not just some cat-lillies planted along the rivers edge with walkways on piers, and ballparks and soccer fields.  I want more, like a whitewater park.  Lets celebrate the RIVER!!!  THink BIG like Daniel Burnham!

Change the idea that the city’s or TIFF dollars go to help this project at all.  Taxpayer dollars should be used to help local taxpayers not groups who have access to enough money to build without help from us.   If completed, this project will be more than profitable enough 

Change the lack of meaningful and publicly accessible green space, and limites affordable housing.  

Change the whole notion of a venue that benefits real estate developers and would gridlock an already gridlocked area of the city. Change the location of this venture to an area of the city in need of whatever economic/popularity uplift might accrue -- south, west, near west sides. Change the "frat boy" esthetic, which is detrimental and narrow-minded in a world class city like Chicago. Instead of cheap mindless entertainment, make the focus educational: partner with CPS (another can of worms unfortunately), make it easily accessible and affordable to families (unlike Navy Pier and the Childen's Museum). 

 

Change to low density. Go back to What makes Chicago great! That is communities where you know your neighbors and not pack them in to buildings like Sardines.  The is so Dormitory style. Never heard anyone liking to live in a Dorm!

Changing the high rise building

clear mass transit plan, including use of river to get downtown. Uber Boat is inevitable.

Clearly articulated transportation plans. 

Concert venue would be great, just not with Live Nation. And more park/open public space.

Create some impressive public park space! We need more greenery, not more traffic headaches.

Cut the proposed building height in half

Decrease the height of the high rises; get a new sponsor (ie: Not Live Nation); kick out the mayor

Dedicated bus lanes and more public transportation is the most important infrastructure component to look at.

Definitely more park space especially if it allows for exercise and fitness.

Definitive mass transit improvements (rail not bus) and more park spaces

Desperately need significant park land (think Oz Park, not another tiny Trebes Park) And river path development 

Details and assumptions on the traffic and infrastructure plans need to be provided.  Do these proposals contemplate the traffic and density only from the development of these 53 acres only and not the development of the 155 acres?  Why invest millions of dollars in infrastructure that is planned to address only one-third of the density?

Details on developer contribution to public goods and decrease density

Development is great for the area connecting Bucktown to Lincoln Park. The plan needs to be designed to keep the character of the area, but also improve the property values of the surrounding areas. A rising tide lifts all boats. This has historically been a non-man's land and this is a great opportunity to bring jobs, housing and entertainment and solidify the area for the future as the premier part of Chicago.

Difficult to say based on the limited information.  I'm not a fan of building another Loop on the river between two residential neighborhoods.  Broad concrete plazas, high rises, and no real infrastructure improvements to handle it other than maybe a small street or two.  It's a greedy, half-cocked plan.

Don’t tie up the entertainment space to one vendor unless that’s the only way to get the capital to build. 

Drastically limit the size and scope of this development. Its way too large and will ruin the best part of the city. This land should PRIMARILY be open space and parkland for the residents of the City to enjoy. The land should be 80-90% open park land (not walkways and trails, open land and woods). We DO NOT need a project this large on this site. Some residential units are fine, but Sterling Bay has proposed a theme park on the north side and it will RUIN this neighborhood. We don't like it, we don't want to pay for it, we won't benefit from it, WE DON'T WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dump the stadium and don't add any housing

E-W traffic congestion—bridges over river/widened on-off Xway ramps at Armitage and North

Eliminate any Huge VENUES

Eliminate the stadium

Engage in and embrace the 24 Acre North Branch Park across the river + 606 Extension + More honest/earnest open park green space into the vision. This is our last chance to fill the last remaining parcel of land along the river within Chicago. Also, implementing a water strategy.

Ensuring that the park space is primarily public and accessible to everyone.  Should a bigger park be developed south of the site, smaller parks within the site my be suitable.

Everything.  Shorter buildings. More park space. Less density. No soccer field or music venues. Developer should be paying for infrastructure- NOT taxpayers.  Also Stanley's must stay!!!!

Expand the river walk widths and the setbacks from the river. Expand the dedicated parks. Incorporate nature play space areas, athletic fields, dog parks and peaceful recreation areas for seniors and nature lovers (what about a wildlife sanctuary, eh?) AND AND AND while we're at it, even more importantly, wider river banks that incorporate bigger set backs that allow for natural verges for pollinators, birds, marshes, native plants, habitat islands like those being done by Urban Rivers and for the economic and environmental benefits, using proven environmentally based landscaping ideas, systems and plantings specifically to mitigate rainwater/surges/overflows while cleaning the water, the air and making our lives better and healthier and more beautiful. 

 

It would also be civic-minded and cultural to include historical artwork and sculpture with seating and plazas that aren't selling Starbucks or Argo Tea to commemorate what was once there -- Chicago history -- as well as, and this is very important -- pre-settlement Chicago history. Long before us there were the native peoples who traversed these lands. We took that land. We destroyed their futures. Let us be super humble and thoughtful in a bigger philosophical way than the real estate development business as usual formulaic way about our present, our future, and the seventh generation. 

 

The most successful urban cities of the future will be those that re-imagine urban life to include a new kind of green and a new kind of nature, and those will be the cities that people will want to visit, move to, invest in. Not cities that created acres of boring boxes with chain retail/box stores lacking character, charm, history, originality, diversity.  

 

So it's imperative to think bigger, broader, better. Make no small plans. Revisit Burnham, Janney, Jensen, Perkins. Rethink and reimagine what they would have done -- those visionaries who created the boulevards, major Chicago parks AND the Forest Preserves of Cook County along with the Indiana Dunes (had it not been for them there would be NO dunes) had the Chicago River not already been highly/heavily polluted and industrialized by their time period. The Chicago River (and Calumet and Des Plaines and other rivers and streams) -- they connect Chicago as a city and reflect our geographic past as a desolate swampy area filled with smelly onions. 

 

Walling up and losing the river in bland same  old same old development will be a major loss to the city, a loss of better and bigger ideas that might have been. 

 

The private townhomes to the south, the buildings like the Opera House that don't allow for river access -- those were mistakes Chicago cannot fix without major investment and effort, just like the last four miles along Lake Michigan connecting bike paths along the lake to the existing paths will come only by major effort and expense because it simply wasn't done right when it was conceived. Now private owners control those last four miles. It didn't  have to be that way. The Illinois Center -- another example of how the lead designers didn't get that right for the future. If only they'd thought about Navy Pier repurposed and how to connect that to greenspace, to the river...there are way too many such examples. Even with the investment in the River Walk, fixing lower Wacker and its many layers and subterranean confusion is nigh impossible. 

 

More parks! Clarify what "open space" means. Parks and nature verges are not landscaped berms, traffic islands, strips of grass surrounded by concrete. A percentage of planned open space -- that really needs to be clearly redefined and clarified. People need to ask really hard questions about what that actually means from every aspect. Fragmented quasi public bits and pieces of plantings and landscaping are no substitute for true open space. 

 

In all of this, what true voice and influence have the people? Rather it seems like Sterling Bay, Live Nation, the Ricketts Family and many others with checkbooks and profit goals are the ones who have the say in development, without ever having to use their voices publicly. It is done for them, by the city, in ways that shut out the locals and the concerned citizens, in processes that "manage" input and limit access, in a system that is broken and managed by people who want to keep it that way, because it's less messy and if they keep the people out until it's too late to have real input, they get to decide and their political supporters prosper which means their campaigns do. This is the way to ruin cities. This is the kind of mentality and approach that Jane Jacobs fought so hard against. 

Get it done more quickly!

Get risd of the stadium and add more housing, both affordable (20%) and market rate.

Greater emphasis must be used to consider the larger transportation system, within 1-2 mile area outside of the development.  There was limited information on what I saw regarding interconnecting traffic signals and smart timing, but the network as a whole must be modeled and studied.  Access to I-90/94, downtown, dedicated uber/lift pickup points.  What goes on the actual site I am less concerned about, but how it is incorporated into the existing system is paramount to this being successful.

Greater focus on public transit expansion and prioritization of non-motorized transportation options. 

Greater open space—Park—athletic fields

Green space (public parks for recreation), possible school. Take another look at density and it’s impact on the surrounding area. 

Green space and award winning architecture

Height of Buildings, Density

High rises should be made lower

How about adding detail to the proposal to make it something more than a marketing scheme filled with buzzwords? How about a 3D model of the proposal?  And make it mandatory that every building in the proposal be LEED certified Gold at a minimum.

I also think the tower height does need to come down a bit and I wish I could go back to amend it. 40 stories would be more acceptable in my eyes but only if th soil along the river can handle the weight load

I am cautious about the sheer density of people.  I'm skeptical about an 800 ft building, and would like to better understand how the design fits the existing area.  Even if residents there do not have cars, it will inevitably draw more traffic.  There is no L stop and buses are already overloaded.  I need much more information to be convinced this is feasible.

I am concerned by the look of highrise buildings between two low rise residential areas and also sterling bay

 development trying to squeeze too many mixed use options into the area.

I am fatigued from the continual develop strategy that everything needs to be "high end".  I'd like to see it toned down, making our communities more accessible to a boarder audience.

I demand that Sterling Bay pay their dues to support affordable housing in Chicago. Over 50% of the housing they build should be affordable to working families. It is obvious to me that Sterling Bay sees poor people as a nuisance. Their desire to partner with Live Nation and Amazon demonstrates that they do not care about Chicago's working people or the thriving cultures we have created here. All they care about is the dollars of rich millennials.

I disagree with this whole project until better traffic solutions are found. Quality of life will decrease.

I do not think we need 5 live entertainment venues in this area, but 1-2 would be a nice addition. A 70--80 story high rise would ruin the neighborhood feel of the area.

I don't know if it is in the plan or not, but there needs to be a public access point to the river where people can drop in their own kayaks, canoes, etc. 

I don’t think that the huge concert or soccer venue is a viable option in this neighborhood but I’m not dead set against it if it was not car centric. I think it would be great to have such a venue to walk to but if you are going to increase car traffic in that corridor it will just be miserable. Let’s not be Wrigleyville!

I don’t think we need 70 story buildings at all

I haven't heard much about affordable housing. Chicago's north side does not need another hastily-built, cheaply-made "luxury" high rise. The units are always cosmetic and overpriced. I would like to see some discussion on how Lincoln Yards will support a more affordable approach to worker living.

I like the idea of an outdoor music/sports venue but 20,000 seats is too big.  I'd like that to be scaled down by atleast half.

I like the idea of more park space and public land, especially with more density. My suggestion is to present plans for public space that exceed 6 acres since the number of people, especially active Chicagoans, will need this so it does not feel like a looming concrete jungle. Turf fields, baseball/softball diamonds, and such need to be in the plan and owned by the city for the main purpose of the Chicago Park District running and maintaining these parks as all other city park space. A suggestion is to either work in the TOD or TIF discounts to pay for the park space over time or create a plan for our city to by back those acres over a specified period of time with some sort of discount for the lack of usage during construction.

I need to understand the infrastructure impact.  Traffic is already terrible and I do not think enough has been done to support traffic as related to this area.  Without an infrastructure plan, this development will be a NIGHTMARE.

I really dislike using valuable residential land for a stadium and concert venue.

I suggest reducing the focus on road congestion (this may also be a suggestion for the surrounding community), as any widening of roads/bridges will merely induce additional auto traffic. The proposal should be presented in a way that highlights the benefits of mixed-use development and density with respect to transit mode share, economic impact on local business, and amenities for existing residents.

I think more park area should be reviewed and added along the river. 

I think the roads and traffic patterns need to me changed to allow better access to the Kennedy expressway.  Its already difficult to traverse this area to access the highway let alone with more density.

i think there should be equal emphasis on developeing the river walk -more spaces near more people that are from small groups and nature can be "discovered"

 

I want a more clear timeline on the infrastructure improvements. I would also like to see better East-West mass transit. The North Ave bus barely functions between Halsted & Ashland

I want to know about how the Oscar Meyer and LPHS student/teacher ratios will change.  Unless Sterling Bay agrees to build us a new school, my property value will decrease because the student/teacher ratios will plummet.  My property value will also decrease because congestion will be so bad, no one will ever want to move into this area.  And where will my kids play?  Lincoln Yards shows Oz Park in their promotional materials.  That's awful!  The parks in their proposal are private parks.  We need public park access for our children.  If you don't sign up for Oz Park baseball on the first day, you are put on a waiting list.  We need more baseball, soccer and football fields for our children.

I would like to see a place that mimics a small village with plaza and park life in Europe. A place where there is shopping and restaurants with open space/green space around where people can eat/drink/shop while children safely play nearby. It’s a great way to foster sense of community. 

I would like to see this as a car- free area — a place where walking and mingling with people is encouraged. 

I would like to see additional details on the traffic impacts and possible infrastructure improvements.  I agree that the additional use will have an adverse impact on traffic times, particularly moving east-west across the city which is already difficult.  The site isn't particularly accessible by the El, so I'd like to see more thought about how all these people will move in and out.

I would like to see any emphasis on public transportation and a limit to auto capacity. I believe 40 story residences are appropriate for that site. Public park land would also be nice.

I would like to see narrower roads with more access for people to walk.  Its confusing to me why everyone is concerned about traffic.  This is a major city, traffic happens; it's a by-product of Chicago.  I would prefer large sidewalks, bike paths / lanes, and specifically Ride Sharing pick-up / drop-off zones.  Time for these to be sectioned-off and not blocking driveable traffic lanes.

I would like to see public transportation to the area increased, and I think that SB should pick up most of the tab on that.  I don't want to make the area more car friendly because that will only increase traffic and congestion.  Focus on walkability, bike-ability, and public transportation.

 

I would also like to see more public open space.  I think that trading more park/open space for taller, more dense buildings is a good idea.

I would prefer to see somewhat higher density with more taller buildings.

I would suggest approving the plan to give the developer and the City maximum flexibility in working together to negotiate the actual implementation of the development. Market conditions will dictate some of what the developer can do and the City should be enabling the transformation of this area from a wasteland of abandoned industrial properties to a new neighborhood. 

I would support it if Sterling Bay and Ricketts weren't involved

I'd like to see more green space. I'd like the residential plan to consider single family homes instead of high rises. 

I'd like to see more public space and parks incorporated into the design

I'm open to Live Nation's partnership with this project, but would love to know how local promoters can still be part. 

I’d rather have Amazon there then what they are proposing

I’m not clear on whether there will be hotel space and enough parking for the soccer and concert goers. 

If the plan is to only have 11% of park space (and still unknown if it will be public), then I think this should change.  Green space is what makes this city great.

If you are going to have too few parking spaces it has to be accessible to more public transit. You can't expect people not to drive there without changing that infrastructure balance between car and non-car transit-- as it is, the site is easily accessible by freeway and not by public transit, so everyone who can drive will drive.

In a city not increasing in population, building expensive high rise buildings in an area that was originally skipped over by residential developers due to the two branches of the river and the difficulty serving the area with transit makes no sense.

In addition to removing the stadium and amphitheater from the proposal, I think there needs to be a paring back of the retail/residential space to provide PUBLIC outdoor space.  

In keeping with Daniel Burnham's vision for Chicago, park areas and riverfront should be the property of the people, not private corporations. This should be written into the underlying framework of the plan. 

Incorporating mass transit or an elevated train or Metra connection seems like a good idea.  There will need to be wider roads and bridges.  

Increase lanes and number of east west roads

Increase public open space and create a transportation and infrastructure plan that works for Lincoln Yards and ALL of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Increase the amount of park land

Increase the Green Space, parks, open spaces, walkways, nature venues!  Reduce the building footprints.  Although I would be interested in a large stadium, I would prefer leaving the space as an open park.

Increased parks including ball fields, developers should pay a larger share of infrastructure improvement costs, NOT tax payers

Increases PUBLIC access parks space allotment, increase SBs portion of infrastructure contribution including REAL mass transit options, increase affordable housing options, include remediation of brown and gray field sites

Infrastructure cannot support a soccer stadium and three entertainment venues. 

Infrastructure needs support dramatic fluctuations in people and traffic.

Not car centric.  Many many parts world have solutions, time Chicago mordenizes its modes of public transportation.  

 

infrastructure plans, and funding, are woefully in adequate

infrastructure support

Instead of creating a downtown world within an urban setting, why not create a neighborhood within a neighborhood. In addition it feels like a suburban setting being created in the city, why?

It needs a lot more public green space -- not walkways and plazas, but parks and sports fields.

It needs to deal with public transportation options and traffic. 

It should be drastically scaled down.  The 21 story high rises at the Children's site are far too high for that neighborhood and would be far too high for this neighborhood as well.

it should be limited residential housing

It was my understanding the Alderman and the city negotiated with the developer to include a 10-12-acre park in the Lincoln Yards.  Why is this park not reflected in what has been released from the developer?

It would be nice to have a Metra stop. We don't have any convenient ones nearby. I have never used it personally but it might be nice and one way around the car problems for traffic. Maybe bus routes on Clybourn and/or Elston...

It's not time to talk about changes.  Sterling Bay must share their master plan in order for a determination to be considered.  

Just focus on traffic and roads, which are already bad and nothing is even there yet.

Just give us more public parks.

Just less density overall- lower the numbers of the housing, the parking, etc.

Just need to see proposed traffic flows with new streets being opened.

Just traffic. It’s life changing. There will be so many people and I’m so worried. 

Land and more parks for the taxpayers that are basically giving this land to SB for free! Also, a high rise would negatively impact people living in the LP and BT communities. It would block our views. 

Large dedicated continuous park space

Large, fully transparent meetings in the communities that will be most impacted

Larger park space, better public transportation options

Larger parks 

Larger recreation area without obscene residential density

Less building height, more park space

Less density

Less density 

less density, more park

Less density. 

Less density.   More open space.

Less density. Less greed to bring in stadiums/concerts that will seep havoc into our daily lives. More living space- public space. 

 

I would even suggest a small fee based garden and park (if necessary) to support more usable recreational outdoor space. 

I don’t want to pay to go to a park... but if they developed it like a Chicago botanical garden or Morton arboretum then paying to visit this outdoor heaven would be wonderful. And better than me hauling my kids out to LISLE!

 

Why not extend the priveledge to visit a well maintained/unique gardens and park to the residents of chicago? People in suburbs pay to visit parks ...we drive out and pay to visit these parks. Why not bring some of that here? 

Less density. More access points, improvement in public transit --- there must be a CTA stop somehow included in this proposal.

Less high rise space and more open meeting plazas designed for the colder months. Transit acess, especially with the CTA, needs to be considered.

Lessening the density and height of the housing and adding a real park to make the development more livable and "human"

Limit apartment/condo towers to no more than 10 stories.

LImit building heights and eliminate stadium.  

Limit parking focus on public transportation.  

limit the height and density of buildings, add green space that is available to the nearby communities and eliminate the concert and soccer venues. 

limit the height of residential buildings to within density requirements

Lincoln Yards seems like a mini town plunked down in the middle of neighborhoods that have grown organically over time. The fact that it is entirely the vision of Sterling Bay and their hand picket partners is troublesome. The neighborhoods have real character, buildings that look different from each other, reflect the time periods when they were built.  This seems like a Dallas suburb stuck in the middle of our neighborhoods. 

Live Nation should not be allowed to be involved. 

Lower building height, 70 stories is absurd

Lower density and more open space.

Lower the residential density, build housing that respects the height and style of old-Chicago style and optimize green space. 

Make a statement with significant and iconic open space and public gathering areas that are functional. That's what creates a destination, rather than just adding more square footage to the city. It will also give value to the developer.

Make one really tall (like Willis or Hancock) residential tower and the rest of the residential building area park space. Get public transportation in there.

Mass transit needs to be improved and enhanced to support this development

max 8 story buildings, no stadium

Maybe not give Live Nation the exclusive for the venue. Or at least have them earn it with bids against other local promoters. 

More acres together for parks for children 

More actual public parkland, with access to a restored river front. 

MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING!

more attention paid to traffic and overall congestion

more bridges, more roads, better transit solutions, no stadiums of anykind

More clarity/details on proposed infrastructure investment to manage traffic flows and ease of access to ensure the density is easily accessible to the surrounding communities

More consideration for the public park aspect.

more consideration to the traffic and transportation issues.  i'm in favor of development and think it will be good but the area is already very congested so there needs to be better public transportation options and more roads/bridges

More contiguous green space.  SHADED playgrounds, LARGE dog park

more contiguous open space

MORE CONTIGUOUS OPEN SPACE - A BIG PARK

More contiguous open space. 

More contiguous open space. More inclusion of current businesses in the entertainment development deals, more mixed price housing options, more cost and pricing analysis and transparency, more traffic analysis modeling.

More continuous park space especially long the river

More dedicated river walk. An underground parking structure such as at millennium park for the stadium/music venue

More focus on public transit and discouraging cars from entering the area.

More free and open public park/playground/pool green space in a fashion similar to our lake front.  Add an elementary school to support the transient families of the Yards that will eventually move to the suburbs.

More green space

more green space

more green space and no high rise buildings 

More green space needs to be added 

More green space, get rid of stadium, no skyscrapers

More green space, lower building heights.

More green space, more low rise residential, less commercial

More green space.

More green space.  If that means higher localized density in the buildings, that is fine, but we need more green space in Chicago. 

More green space/parks, less building density. 

More green/open space and parks added

More information/emphasis on public transit so we can adequately accommodate those folks who currently think we should care about cars (we shouldn't). I think it's so wild that that whole stretch of Clybourn in one of the busiest areas in the city has no regular public transportation. The weekday rush bus DOES NOT count. Same about Elston (though, arguably less busy).

MORE LOW RISE 

More mass transit options such as the el, Metra, bus, or light rail connectivity. Making more car-centric development is detrimental to the long term health of the community. 

More open green space for people to create their own use for. don't over design this place can be adapted. The bike ride through the old steel mills is a favorite for bicyclists in this city. You could watch the hot steel being poured, ride over the tracks, etc. The project should creatively pay tribute to that ride. it was one of our favorites. 

More open green space, retail , limited residential

More open space and parkland along river

More open space is necessary to serve new buildings.  Our existing parks in the area are overburdened already.  Our roads in the area area also at max capacity.  Parking should be required to accomodate all additional cars the development will bring.

more open space, park, smaller scale bldgs

More open space.  More transit options.  This developments needs either, light rail, L extentions/subway or BRT at the minimum. 

More park and green space.  Kore affordable housong, better east-west public transport.

More park land should be added, and public transportation must be improved.

More park land. At least 1 large park along the river and several 3-6 acre parks every few blocks

More park land. More non-automobile transit infrastructure, public transport, bike, and pedestrian focused.

More park space

more park space 

More park space and mass transit options. 

More park space for sure.   Lots of walking.  More restaurants and shops that people like to walk to (not more mistress stores and nail salons).  Retail that is unique, locally owned if possible, diverse and not just repeats of all the chain stores around Lincoln park already.  Character-driven housing.  Diverse collection of places to eat, not chipotle or Taco Bell or places around is now with parking lots.  Study the best walkable communities and see what works as a “draw”.  Maybe regulate or filter eateries by food diversity (I.e. x number of its,Ian, of Mexican, of Chinese, of pubs, of French, etc.).  Have some way to be discriminating about the type of stores, types of restaurants etc.  fountains, landscaped planters, brickmwalkways, etc.  should be like walking thru cape cod or hamptons village.  Food stores that support picnic in park.  Unique gifts stores.   Movie theaters would be terrific, nit enough to walk to in Lincoln park.  

 

Venue for stage performances (plays, classical music concerts, national guest speakers, political debates, etcs).  

 

 

More park space payed for by sterling bay

More park space with a large park on the scale of at least Oz Park.

More park space, less density, only mid rises

More park space, more public transit options (bus, train, etc.)

more park space!

More park space. Extend the water taxi even further north. Widen the Armitage access to the Kennedy from the east.

More park space. More community resources and public solutions. More housing for median income folks. 

More park space. More specifics on costs. More specifics on traffic.

more parks

More parks even if that means higher density and taller construction. 6 acres is laughable.

more public green space ,   an enterprise like Amazon would surely be a welcome addition  for city reputation. 

More public open space and riverfront access

More public park space

MORE PUBLIC PARK SPACE- not including walkways, parking spaces, etc. Actual. Open. Park. Space. That our children can use for generations to come. 

MORE PUBLIC SPACE AND BETTER TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICAL ACCESS!!!

More public space.

More residential housing (single family/townhouses).  It would be nice if we could add residents that are committed to staying in the city to live - not just work (or attend concerts/athletic events) and run home to the suburbs.  

Much better plan for mass transportation, peds/bikes, rail, bridges needed.

MUCH MORE PARK SPACE

Much more public park space

Much shorter building. Maybe 30 stories.

Music venue soccer stadium small parks high rise 

Must add alot more public access park space along the river front

Must address traffic congestion better, and clarify cost to taxpayers.

Must commit to more park space as there is insufficient nearby

Need a real park

Need a sportcourt rink, like Google, California has.

Need increased UNPAVED green space exclusive of streets and walkways

Need more information before I can suggest what should be changed

need more open space especially in that area. 

Need more public park space, better traffic flow

Need more transportation infrastructure, access to the site. 

Need to see this in context of all the allowable pmd development.  Give us a wide buffer zone to insure other development does not pile on to this with density

No absolute must change. I am in favor of economic development in the city

No answer

no arenas or concert venues

No high rises on the site. More green space. 

No high rises, more parkland, traffic abatement

No high rises, no stadium, no concert venue. The whole project looks like trouble waiting to happen.

no hotel. no high rises.  stop getting greedy over max capacity usage instead of keeping the area true to it's neighborhood.  you're going to devalue my home in lincoln park.

no LIVENATION!

NO PART IS OK

No stadium!   Smaller live entertainment venues might be acceptable, but nothing greater than 1,000 should be permitted.  It is hard to imagine how even smaller venues and year-round nightlife venues would be compatible with residential development.

Not sure

Nothing

Nothing 

Nothing right now. 

Nothing that "should be changed."

Nothing yet.

Office space, retail, housing, parking and open space should predominate and large venues and stadiums should be eliminated. Proper attention should be paid to transportation needs. 

Open space and park space need to be increased.  Infrastructure improvements- who pays for them?  Zoning restrictions should be reviewed, especially for height of residential buildings.  Congestion needs to be addressed.

Open space. This is a once in every 75 yr. opportunity to re-develop and clean up a polluted former industrial site. The land is incredibly valuable. The city should insist on a series of contiguous parks, bike paths and nature areas be a part of the project. This will be in keeping with the Chicago's history of thoughtful innovation that benefits all its residents

Park area is nice, but, grass alone is not . . . add tennis courts, an indoor/outdoor swimming facility for public use (where else in the city is a complex such as that), perhaps an outdoor track and obstacle course.  Make the park space useful.

Park area should be dramatically increased; riverwalk should be 100% accessible to all residents; traffic congestion issue should be resolved upfront

Park land and pedestrian areas, improved public/water transit

Partnerships with not for profits like Friends of the Chicago River and those who made 606 a reality

Pathetically inadequate areas for parkland

Plans for very tall buildings, we need more bridges than proposed

Please do not "New City" it up -- Everyone refers to that area as 'the suburbs' with its chain restaurants and overall hokey-ness. 

possibly stadium and concert venue, parkland to take advantage of the riverscape

Prioritize development items

Public park and open spaces 

Public schools may need to be added.  The local public schools operate at capacity.  It may need an elementary PK-8, and a high school.

Public space with clean public washrooms.  Family areas.  Local vendors.

public transit

Public transit/ El extensions mush be part of the greater plan.

Public use, unlimited access, continuous park-space along the river from North Avenue to Webster.  The Chicago River is a unique public resource and a crown jewel of our city now and in the future.  Any plan should improve public access and absolutely not privatize or restrict public access. This is the future direction of all urban areas globally, and Chicago can and should be a leader in this area. 

Reduce the height of the building, 80 stories is too high in this area

Remove the idea of Amazon being involved; I do NOT support Amazon coming to Chicago.

remove the stadium...ridiculous...the ramps on and off the highway are still only single lane...

Require that Sterling Yards build a public park that it least several acres in size. Without a firm commitment, they will do nothing on a voluntary basis

Restricting all building heights, increased open space

SB needs to directly fund public transportation. And no, I don't mean busses. I mean improvements/extensions to/from the current El stations. 

scale back the size to fit the neighborhood,  increase the public park space to relieve the pressure on nearby parks such as Trebes which is overused

scale it way down. 

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See above (must-go's) and below (budget).  Change to low-to-mid-rise housing, corporate campus, mixed use to support residents, local neighbors, day-users and small-scale night visitors (dining,  small venue).  

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Should cars be permitted, add MUCH more parking and means to navigate around the space.  Consider not only cars - critical (it would seem the area wants to draw "out of neighborhood residents", as well.  Public transportation MUST be not just considered, but ADDED. Planning that the area will grow in population and popularity (which.... seems part of the reason to even consider the project!) must be realistically considered in a thoughtful, scientific, historical way.

Significant density reductions coordinated with significant traffic impact studies and significant open space alowances.

Size of development needs to be much more modest.  More Park space, new school needs to be built and most significantly a real public transportation option needs to be proposed

Smaller sized concert venue 5K max

Smaller stadium would be preferred.  Develop a high school in the plans for neighborhood children

Stadium should be much smaller and its green space open to public during "off" times. Tower should be limited to 20 stories.

Take out the high rise buildings

Take the city out of the equation and hire an independent project manager reporting only to the aldermen in the areas affected with clear goals of maximizing income to the city.

Take the entire space and turn it into open green space. Turning 11% into green space isn't nearly enough. Lincoln park is a place for families and their children to live and enjoy life, not a place to profit off of and make into office space. That's why we have a downtown that already has tall buildings. The LAST thing Lincoln Park needs is tall buildings. The character of one of Chicago's great neighborhoods is at stake, and by profiting off of it in this way is despicable.

That skyscraper needs to be brought down to a reasonable height and I’m all for music and entertainment as long as it can be done without undercutting existing venues. 

The "vision" is lacking in providing an urban space that incorporates an environment that promotes "community."

The 606 extension, however, the Bloomingdale Advisory Council must be part of the decision making process.

The 70-80 story towers should be reduced right away.  They do not fit in the landscape of this project.

The allowance for green space is far too small. The sports venues are perhaps too aggressive. Some traffic problems can be averted by building light rail transportation facilities, elevated trains or river taxis.

The amount of new roads they are proposing be built into the development (there is already a ton of traffic on Clybourn on any given day--weekends included), the amount of actual public space  

The car/congestion/transportation piece must be addressed. I am for the development and the work going on there but the traffic matter must be looked at and it is broader than just Lincoln Yards. And the school issue must be looked at as well. 

The city needs to purchase the land on either side of the river and keep it as public space. The Chicago downtown area had become a playground for tourists, city residents and suburban residents alike. The people on the north side need recreational space too. 

The density!

The east/west streets leading to and from LY is a HUGE concern to me. Traffic is already terrible in our neighborhoods (my children got hit by a car!) and nothing is being done to prepare these streets for more people. 

 

Our schools are already at capacity. Where are the new people going to go to school?

The exclusive deal with Live Nation.  I support a sports/concert venue, but not an exclusive contract with one vendor (unless they essentially pay for the venue and supporting infrastructure).

The extension of the 606 trail & METRA station should be done first. A bigger concentrated public park needs to be built.

The green space should be connected in some way.  That isn't to say it should be continuous, but it should be connected via trails, bike ways, etc... AND there MUST be mass transit options added, including an El stop and major bus interchange.  This presents a new opportunity to have the circle line train reintegrated into the west side of Lincoln Park.

The height of the buildings proposed should be dramatically increased in order to take advantage of the precious landscape and consolidate buildings so that more park space can be made available. Additionally, I think there needs to be more eye-catching public art implemented into the plan moving forward to inspire the community and draw them into a space where they can feel the presence of the City of Chicago as it moves in a beautiful direction. 

The high rise developments are not appropriate for the neighborhood. Better transportation options must be considered, it is simply unrealistic to build this level of density around cars. Downtown (or even Lincoln Park / Lakeview) levels of density can only be acheived with effective public transit within walking distance. Regular bus service is slow, inefficient, and insufficient for the proposal.

The overall site should include a major public park

The plan needs more open space in order to encourage the natural gathering of people. We have this huge swath of land and it would be a shame to cover it with huge buildings. 

The plan needs to address the traffic congestion issues. People will still use cars and the flow of traffic needs to be considered. The neighborhood is already congested with much car traffic. 

The plan should include at least as many blue collar jobs as were displaced with the closing of the businesses to clear the site, including the steel jobs.

The plans need to be focused around walking/biking/public transit. Plans should not be focused on, or encourage more personal vehicle use. The soccer stadium could be great, but if it comes with a 10,000 space parking facility it would be awful.

The property, show be low or no density.

The proposal is grandiose and its only (unwritten) guarantees are huge profits for private developers.  It should be rejected in toto, and new RFPs should be designed to eliminate the obvious flaws of this proposal.

The proposal must include much greater open and park space relative to the high density development

The proposal needs to provide concrete plans for dealing with traffic, schools and public access to green space and the river.  The plan should include greater contiguous green space and/or funding for a park in the immediate vicinity.  Ensuring that riverfront access is open to the public is critical.  Connecting the development to year round public transportation and the extension of the 606 must be immediate components of the plan and not part of the 5-10 year or longer phases of the plan.  The impact of 5,000 residential units on neighborhood schools must be analyzed and solutions provided to avoid potential overcrowding.

The proposed density must be decreased.  There isn't space for that much activity.  The public transportation options in that area are already inadequate - before adding any incremental housing/working/retail/entertainment.  I am all for development - but this is just too much.  Fewer residences, and more park space could be a great addition to the city.  

The question of what costs will be borne by the taxpayers (e.g., infrastructure) must be addressed in detail.   I, for one, am tired of having the taxpayers subsidize the projects of b/millionaire developers who move on and do not have to live with the consequences of their completed projects.

The seating of the venues must be down-sized and the Amazon project MUST PAY FOR ITSELF.  

The size of the residential buildings should be reconsidered. The aesthetic should blend into the area. The green spaces are a great start which I would like to see increased. 

The soccer stadium is too big and is likely to end up as a white elephant.  The Fire rarely draw more than 15000, the scale is beyond ambitious for a second-tier club. I could support a smaller stadium.

The soccer stadium needs to go.  All the music venues need to have guarantees that they will be available both for large national acts as well as local shows and for other local uses for that space. (Beer festivals, art shows, theater, etc)

The stadium should not be built, and there should be a large park accessible to all Chicagoans. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create open space, and that space will be even more needed once this project is built out. It's inconceivable that this area would be handed to developers to do as they please without carving out a meaningful public amenity that will improve the physical and mental health of the community. 

The stadium, the high rises and the need for way more park space in this community. 

The transit connections need work. The Metra station does not help much, particularly with moving large numbers of people to and from the site during concerts or events at the proposed stadium. The distance to the El at Armitage is not conducive to moving large number of people, even with shuttles. The steps to mitigate traffic congestion are underwhelming. The vehicular event traffic will mostly be coming from/to the Kennedy so access there will be critical. One idea may be to eliminate the Armitage exit and re-route traffic (with higher capacity ramps) to the Fullerton and North Avenue access points. This would have the added benefit of reducing congestion at the Armitage/Ashland/Elston intersection. Another idea may be to force remote event parking on Goose Island or next to it along Elston and use the Water Taxis as shuttles to the site.

The transparency about how this impacts existing infrastructure, including traffic studies.

The two primary problems with the current plan are 1) the timing, funding and near term practicality of the transportation improvements are highly speculative and 2) the site planning and placement of the buildings relative to each other and to the streets could use more work.  IF all of the transportation improvements proposed were executed I think they would be adequate, however the developer doesn't control virtually any of the options they are proposing.  They have suggested a bunch of improvements that OTHERS can do without providing any evidence that OTHERS are willing to take them on or provide the land/right of way to accomplish them.  Further the one bridge they have proposed doesn't actually help as much as it could.  Dominick Street as show dead ends in a T-intersection with Webster at a difficult spot right next to the bridge.  That will be a major bottle neck.  Instead the road over the new bridge should lead directly to Southport.   Also they need to complete the grid further expending Dickens/Lakewood accross Clybourn to intersect at Kingsbury should also be done.  That will help relieve the Clybourn intersections with Cortland, Webster and Southport.  The developer's right to complete various phases of the project should be tied to various transportation improvements.  If they aren't done they shouldn't build to the density they are asking.   On the site planning I believe there are to few buildings spaced too far apart.  It is unlike anything else in Chicago.  The closest example is River East which is a sterile place.  It doesn't have to look like Bucktown or Lincoln Park in its building form, but it should look a little more like Chicago.  It seems more like one of Skidmore's new developments in the Middle East.   The urban design as planned will not yield the level of retail and pedestrian density they are suggesting.

The whole thing should be scrapped.

Their plan should include their having to pay for the infrastructure  changes that will be need- roads, public utilities, schools, etc., not burden the tax payers of the city. 

THERE NEEDS TO BE A NEW BRIDGE FOR USE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC OVER THE RIVER AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT. 

There needs to be considerable traffic congestion concerns.  And the amount of green space should be increased to 50-75% of the current vacant land.

There needs to be more green space for all Chicagoans. Ample public transit.

There needs to be real park space where kids can play both organized and non organized sports.   There needs to be approved new roads with payment for them in place before approval for building anything in Lincoln Yards.   

There should be a park at least the size of Welles Park that allows people to sit and play along the river. I am imagining this park could be like the North Pond or South Pond area by the Lincoln Park Zoo. There needs to be increased transit options, busses and the metra are not enough. Our amazing view of the city from the Cortland Street bridge must not go away. 

There should be more public spaces that encourage all in the surrounding neighborhoods to use them.  Recreational space should not be for just the residents and workers in the development.  I would like to see some better access to the L, perhaps even a spur line.  Maybe the Red Line could have a spur leading from North/Clybourn, or the Brown from Armitage.

There's lots of blanks in the proposal. I can't disagree or ask for change until more is known, particularly the traffic study.

There’s a lot, but the most pressing is the programming and use case.  The proposal is a mini river north heavily weighted on office space.  I chose not to live in or nearby river north because I wanted a neighborhood look and feel.  The programming and use case should be heavily weighted on the residential side as all the surrounding neighborhoods are primarily residential, only this way can you truly connect Bucktown and Lincoln Park.  Additionally, the entire number of persons in this space needs to drop significantly in efforts to help with conjestion, open space and integration to surrounding neighborhoods.  Plus light rail needs to be a part of this proposal.  The current proposed traffic/congestion changes appear to fix the only current issues of congestion - I don’t believe at all they will help with an additional 30k persons.  Then of course open space needs to be more.

They need to consider building another school for that area if they truly are building that many new residence. 

They should add more public parks and make the bridges two Lanes

 

They should have more open park space and fewer units for housing and office space. 

This project needs to acknowledge the potential impacts on existing retail

Too early to say

Too early to tell.

Too much density

Traffic conditions/ considerations 

Traffic flows, bridges and other infrastructure needed.  There is no real access to the El arteries from this location to lean on a mass transit solution.  Metra station there is sub-standard for the potential increased use. 

Traffic must be addressed and exits, lights patterns - that effects everyone’s quality of urban life. 

The public space - definitions of what it is must match between developer and public. Park space is not sidewalk space!

Traffic needs to be well thought out and a huge part of the overall plan

Transit plans. Building height. Lack of school plans. 

TRANSIT!!!! Addressing making public transit connections with L lines and Metra. Adding bus service on clybourn. Introducing Light rail to the corridor.

Transportation infrastructure must be paramount in plans.  This is a massive long-term project and if congestion is not addressed at the beginning it will be nearly impossible to remedy in the future.  Transportation infrastructure is closely tied to population density, both residential and transient.

Underground tunnel for traffic that leads to Lincoln Park. Express lanes underground that don’t stop at this development. Like Boston

Unless the entertainment and stadium venues are strictly limited as to times of operation so that transportation infrastructure is not overwhelmed then they should be scaled back or eliminated. The stadium's field should be made available, through deed restrictions, to the public for league and high school games.

 

Unlikely to convince me that a 70 story building would work. And we need to keep it from becoming another New City with chain restaurants and a suburban feel. Lincoln Park is a city community, we can't lose that feel.

Unsure

We absolutely need more open space!

We are 100% against the development.

We can't do this development without sufficient public park space. I like the North Branch Park Preserve proposal and that should be given serious consideration. Make the buildings shorter, will be less density. Don't give exclusivity to Live Nation, let other local promoters use the stadium as well. Live Nation will not have Chicago's best interests in mind, they only care about making money. 

we don't need high rises, but lovely housing in the form of townhomes on the river would be great.  we don't need a stadium.  We do need more parkland for the children and the school teams in this area.  We do need to expand the Cortland Bridge to 2 lanes like North Avenue.  Even without this development, we need this traffic improvement.

We need a lot of clarification on infrastructure and logistics. We need an “oz park” and to make sure the land is environmentally safe. The toxins from past factories are terrifying. We need soccer field open to kids and baseball diamonds. And open space for Dogs (not a concrete slab). The riverfront walking path is great but should not count towards park acres. Make it a place locals want to walk to, not a place drunk out of towners come to party and disrespect our neighbors. 

We need a more robust public transit proposal.  Between Halsted and Ashland, there is effectively no north / south bus service.   That will need to change, or be supplemented by rail, if we're going to add this development.   

We need more green spaces much more than we need more housing for rich folks.

We need more roads! Cortland will be a nightmare. North Ave already is a nightmare. This will add to the traffic congestion. Terrible!

We should welcome progress and vibrant communities and don't let parking or rapid car driving dictate keeping land empty or underutilized. 

We want a MUCH bigger park and separation between pedestrian and bike lanes. 

We would deserve to see the entire plan including building heights and project schedule.

Wells High School is significantly underenrolled, LY should look to improving Wells as an alternative to Lincoln Park High School. It would have a hugely significant impact on the Bucktown/West Town area to have a well-funded and improved high school. 

Would like to see  more public green space added.