Pride Parade Feedback

The ELVN board would like to hear from Lakeview residents regarding your experience with this year’s Pride parade. Please let us know how the parade affected you or impacted your property, both during the running of the parade and afterwards. We also hope you will share your opinion regarding whether the Pride parade should remain in Lakeview.

Please send your comments to by July 8 so that we may share them with the Aldermen’s gay pride Parade Advisory Committee.

Next ELVN meeting

ELVN_community_meetingThere will be no meeting in July 2015.

The next ELVN meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, in the Community Room at 7:00 p.m. at the 19th District police station at 850 W. Addison.

2015 Meeting Schedule

*** No meeting in July, 2015***
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Download the 2015 ELVN Meeting Schedule (.pdf).

Coalition to Stop Belmont Flyover

Statement from the Coalition:  Don’t Let the CTA Destroy Central Lakeview with an Unneeded $320 Million+ “Signature Project” Flyover

Clark Street with Flyover - CTA illustration

Clark Street with Flyover – CTA illustration

The CTA plans to build a “bypass” flyover track for the northbound Brown Line train to end the delay caused when Red or Purple Line trains wait for the Brown Line train to cross over their tracks. Presented to the public and the federal government by the CTA with false statements  and intentionally misleading illustrations, this “signature project” add-on to the RPM will waste millions in taxpayer funding and destroy Central Lakeview.

14th Annual Chicago Sculpture Exhibit Kick-Off Event

Chicago Sculpture ExhibitWhenFriday, June 26th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: 1544 N. Sedgwick (Sedgwick & North Avenue)

Details of the event: Meet this years Artists & Sponsors and Partake in Food, Drinks and Fun!


There are nearly 30 new pieces installed throughout the city, including Greektown for the first time.  The kick-off event is a great chance to mingle with the sculptors, sponsors and art lovers within a functioning sculpture studio.

2015 Low-Line Market at Southport

Low-Line Market at Southport

Thursday Evenings at the auxiliary exit of the Southport Brown Line CTA Station
June 4 – Sept. 3: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Oct. 8: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Now in its third year of operation, the Low-Line Market is a conveniently located prepared food and farmers market operated by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Whole Foods Market and L3 Capital LLC. Featuring locally sourced produce, flowers and artisanal foods, the Low-Line Market has garnered a reputation for unique and quality products. Additional features such as entertainment make this a popular stop for commuters and residents in the area.

2015 Art Institute Tour

Art Institute of ChicagoName: Art Tour
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 5:30pm presocial; 5:30pm bus leaves for Art Institute
Event Description:
Countryside Bank welcomes you to the 2015 Art Institute Tour. Please join us for a pre-social at 3pm for some drinks and small appetizers located at 3323 N Clark. Bus will be promptly leaving at 5:30pm to the Art Institute. To RSVP please call (773) 665-2100 or at

3817-45 N Broadway zoning change approved

The latest rendering shows the top of the development set back from the street and the white "eagles building" in front, however, it does not show what the development will look like along Broadway.

The latest rendering shows the top of the development set back from the street and the white “eagles building” in front, however, it does not show what the development will look like along Broadway. Image courtesy of Ald. Cappleman’s office.

The development at 3817-45 N. Broadway has been granted approval for a zoning change. Developer Dave Gassman can now proceed to build a mixed-use development that will include 93 residential units and retail space.

More information regarding the development can be found at DNAinfo.

News from Lakeview Pantry: New Address and Hunger Walk

Lakeview Pantry will be moving to 3945 N. Sheridan Rd, the two-story building in which The Houndry was located, across from the red line Sheridan stop. Construction starts in September 2015, and the Pantry will move in March 2016.


Also, the 2015 Hunger Walk takes place on June 20.   Registration information can be found on Lakeview Pantry’s site.