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CANCELLED & TO BE RESCHEDULED: Agenda for ELVN Board Meeting Nov.1

PLEASE NOTE: *** This meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

If the Cubs play Game 6 and/or 7 of the World Series, we won’t be able to use the 19th  District Community Room. The meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled.

ELVN_community_meetingEAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS BOARD MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W. Addison Street

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update
  3. 46th ward Update
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Joe Lomanto presentation of proposed redevelopment of his property which includes the Lakeview Ace Hardware store in the 3900 block of north Sheridan Road
  6. Oktoberfest 2016 recap
  7. New Business/Old Business
  8. Adjournment
  9. Board Member only session

Tonight’s World Series Home Game

winVia Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs host the Cleveland Indians for game three of the World Series at 7:08 p.m. This will be the first World Series game played at Wrigley Field in over 70 years. This historic event brings a level of excitement and anxiety Lakeview has not seen in decades.

As such, residents, businesses and visitors should anticipate heightened security around the ballpark. Arterial streets between Belmont and Irving Park, and between Halsted and Southport will likely be closed to vehicular traffic at the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC during these home games and clinch games. Residents close to Wrigley Field should keep photo IDs and proof of residence if not on ID available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel. I know the complications and stress these restrictions have, and I thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

The World Series

Games at Wrigley Field:
  • Friday,  October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • Sunday, October 30th
All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.

Away Games:

  • Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*
Beginning at noon on Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Fremont to Halsted (South Side ONLY Friday, October 28th)
Clifton, Seminary and Kenmore-Waveland to Grace (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Grace  – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Waveland  – Clark to Wilton (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Seminary– Newport to Eddy (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to Racine and Sheffield to Wilton (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Inner Lake Shore – Belmont to Addison (East Side)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and  crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the World Series.  Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.

***Please note that truck traffic will be prohibited within one block of Wrigley Field on game days. 
Home Game Street Closures – Approximately four hours prior to game time
Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full street closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.
Clark (Irving Park to Belmont) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.
Addison (Halsted to Racine) Full street closure expected to be in effect on game days as deemed necessary.

Home Game Day Highlights:
Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – 7:15 p.m. (if necessary)

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5 p.m. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • The area between Racine and Halsted, and Irving Park and Belmont is expected to have large crowds. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will likely be restricted. Residents are encouraged to carry current identification and/or a current lease or utility bill for access.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

For additional information, click here, or view the update Office of Emergency Management and Communication release here.

The World Series Traffic & Parking Info

winAway Games:

  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)

Games at Wrigley Field:

  • Friday, October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • Sunday, October 30th (if necessary)

All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.

Home and Away Parking Restrictions*

Beginning at Noon on Tuesday, October 25th through Thursday, October 27th at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine – Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS Series. Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route.

Home Game Street Closures – Approximately three hours prior to game time

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.

Home Game Day Highlights:

Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th – 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – if necessary – 7:08 p.m.

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

For additional information, click here.

NLCS Parking and Game Day Information

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday 10/15, Sunday 10/16, Saturday 10/22, Sunday 10/23 (Games 6 & 7 if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*

cubslogoBeginning at Noon on 10/15 through 4am on 10/17
Beginning at Noon on 10/18 through 4am on 10/21
Beginning at Noon on 10/22 through 4am on 10/24

Clark – School/Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison– Southport to Ashland (North Side Only)
Racine-Belmont to Grace/Clark (Both Sides) *Racine may be used as the Clark Street Alternative CTA Bus Route
Eddy, Cornelia & Newport– Clark to the 1st Alley West

Seminary at Newport – Com-Ed Substation
Saturday October 15th 8am through Monday, October 17th at 8am
Seminary (both sides) from Newport to the alley

*Parking Restrictions have been established by the Police Department to ensure emergency
access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian & vehicular safety and crowd control.

  • Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS
    Series including out-of-town games in anticipation of a series “Clinch”. Games
    scheduled out of town are October 18th, 19th and 20th at 7pm. Please look for
    posted paper signs prior to parking.

Street Closures Approximately 3 hours prior to Game

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian
access will remain open on Sheffield

Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian
access will remain open on Waveland

Limo and Taxi Information

In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the
44th Ward, the Chicago Police Department, and OEMC have established the following
staging and pickup procedure for Taxis, Limousines and Ride Share Services for all
post season games.

  • Limousines and Ride Share Services must drop-off, pickup and stage on Irving
    Park Road between Clark and Seminary
  • Taxi Loading and Staging will be southbound on the 3300 block of Clark.

Remote Parking Lot

Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to
Wrigley Field. The Lot opens approximately three hours prior to each game. Remote
Shuttle Buses will be staged on Addison west of Racine. Remote Shuttle service will run
three hours before the game until two hours after the game.

What to Expect throughout the NLCS Play-Off

  • Expect arterial street closures between Belmont and Irving Park / Halsted and
    Southport. At the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC arterial streets
    MAY be closed to ALL vehicular traffic beginning in the 7th Inning.
  • Please have Photo ID and Proof of Residence ready for presentation to any
    public safety officer. This may be necessary to access your home. While it may
    be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • CTA Bus Staging: CTA Westbound Addison buses may stage between Clark and
    Racine on the North side of the street. This is a decision that will be made by
    CPD should crowd control necessitate a change in CTA passenger loading.
  • PACE Bus: Clark between Waveland & Grace.
  • Disabled passengers should be dropped off only on Addison (north side) near
    Draft Kings. Vehicular traffic will not be allowed on either Sheffield or Waveland
    approximately three hours prior to the game.
  •  Media Staging: Addison south side Clark to Racine-west of Taco Bell and Clifton
    from Waveland to the alley north (both sides)
  • Streets & Sanitation support vehicles: Addison both sides from Racine to
    Lakewood & Clark at Grace.
  • Wire Baskets & Newspaper Boxes throughout the security perimeter have been
    removed for the duration of the post season. Bolted Wire Baskets will have
    secured covers placed over the tops.
  • Fox TV will be broadcasting pre and post-game shows in the parking lot at the
    corner of Sheffield and Waveland.

Game Day Highlights

Games 10/15 & 10/16 Times: 7:00 PM
Games 10/22 & 10/23 Times: TBD
Gates Open at 5pm for games on 10/15 and 10/16

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced;
    beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations
    are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone 5pm-10pm.
  • ALL Night Game Parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. North side of Addison
    from Clark to Ashland, North side of Eddy from Racine to the Alley, etc.). This is
    in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • PLEASE carefully check for either permanent or paper posted signs, prior to
    parking your vehicle. Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations, public
    hazards, such as bus stops no parking/tow zones, crosswalks, driveways,
    alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open One Hour before until Two Hours after all games.
    Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to
    report problems and issues. (1-866-427-3869)
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to
    sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day
    permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators
    are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs will be
    throughout the neighborhood. The team aims to provide a visible presence in
    the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident
    response.
  • TAILGATING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE
    PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING
    WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON,
    WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD.

Emergency response exercise to be held at Wrigley Field

cubslogoVia the Chicago Cubs

Dear Wrigley Field Neighbor,

In support of our commitment to fan safety and emergency preparedness, the Chicago Cubs, in partnership with the Chicago Police Department (CPD), will hold an emergency response exercise at Wrigley Field from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 14.

The exercise will involve CPD, Wrigley Field personnel, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

Please note simulated ammunition and flashbangs will be used during the mock incident. To accommodate the exercise, Waveland Avenue from Clifton to Kenmore avenues will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work to keep the confines friendly. If you have any questions, please contact us at neighbors@cubs.com.

Sincerely,
The Chicago Cubs

Cubs Patio Liquor Application

East Lake View Neighbors will be holding a general/Community meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Lakeview Presbyterian Church. The Auditorium is located on Addison Street, adjacent to the Sanctuary.

Among the topics to be discussed, we will consider the Cubs patio Liquor Application for their planned Plaza and Alderman Tunney’s pending Plaza Ordinance. The Alderman and the Cubs will be present to discuss their proposals. This topic has gotten a lot of press coverage and has proven to be quite controversial. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to decide, for yourselves, what you want in our neighborhood.

Regardless of your feelings on the matter, the Alderman, the Cubs, and the community will appreciate your input. The deadline to express your support or opposition to either proposal is Thursday, June 9, 2016. Please send an email to the Chicago liquor Commission at BACPLiquorCommission@cityofchicago.org and copy Alderman Tunney at Ward44@cityofchicago.org.

This is a rare chance for the residents of East Lakeview to be heard and fully considered regarding what happens in our neighborhood.

ELVN June 7th Community Meeting Agenda

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors Association Community/General Quarterly Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 7:00 P.M
WHERE: Lakeview Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 716 W. Addison St.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. 46th Ward Update
  3. Lakeview Presbyterian Church – Pastor Joy Douglas Stone
  4. 44th Ward Update
  5. Cubs presentation of their pending Patio License Application
  6. Old Business/New Business
  7. Adjournment

Community Meeting to consider the Chicago Cubs application for a Patio Liquor License

East Lake View Neighbors Association (ELVN) will be hosting representatives from The Chicago Cubs and Alderman Tunney and his staff to discuss the Cubs’ pending application for Patio Liquor License as well as Alderman Tom Tunney’s proposed Plaza Ordinance. All members of the community surrounding Wrigley Field are welcome to attend and consider the various proposals. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the facts directly from the people involved in the issue.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in the Auditorium at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison Street.

Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

Via Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward

cubslogoOpening Day for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field is just around the corner on Monday, April 11 at 7:05 pm where the Cubbies play the Cincinnati Reds. Click here to see the 2016 Cubs schedule.

Please remember that on Cubs Night Games, zone 383 Residential Permit Parking on streets north of Belmont begins at 5:00 pm. Vehicles that are not displaying the proper permits may be ticketed and towed. Please call (866) 427-3869 to report any parking violations. All night games are scheduled to begin at 7:05 pm, unless otherwise noted. Below is more information and tips on Opening Day.

2016 Cubs Opening Day Information

As Wrigley Field is preparing for the upcoming baseball season, expect increased traffic and delivery trucks in the area surrounding the ballpark as well as to local businesses along Clark, Sheffield and Addison.

  • Opening Day is Monday April 11th – Game is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Gates will open 2 ½ hours prior to the game.
  • Testing for the Video Board may occur on April 9th and 10th from 8am to dusk.
  • The Wrigley Field Marquee was reinstalled this week beginning Wednesday, April 6th.
    Waveland between Clark and Sheffield will be open to two-way traffic beginning Monday, April 11th with a modified traffic pattern. Please note, Waveland may be temporarily closed to accommodate additional utility work on Non-Game Days.
  • Temporary No Parking Signs will be posted on Addison (North Side) from Fremont to Sheffield and Halsted (West Side) from Addison to the alley (between 3600 Halsted building and Whole Foods) on Monday, April 11th from 4pm to Midnight. Vehicles parked in violation of the posted signs will be ticketed and towed.
  • Residential Permit Parking (Zone 383) will be strictly enforced. As an added neighborhood protection, Permit Parking Zone 383 from Belmont to Irving and Broadway to Ashland within the 44th Ward is a Tow Zone from 5pm to 10pm. Vehicles parked in violation of Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket and/or tow beginning at 5pm for all night games
  • Residential Parking Guest Passes are valid on night games. They must be properly completed and displayed on the passenger side windshield no later than 5pm.
  • It is illegal for any person or organization, to offer for sale, expose for sale or acquire for the purpose of sale, any residential parking permit or daily parking permit. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1,500 and banned from further purchasing of residential daily parking permits.
  • Reminder: There is No Parking on Addison (North Side) from Clark to Ashland from 4pm until 11:30pm during all night games and on Eddy (North Side) from Racine East to the first alley two hours before until one hour after all baseball games.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking (Clark, Addison, Eddy, etc.).
  • Vehicles in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public safety hazard, such as Bus Stops, No Parking/Tow Zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc., are subject to immediate ticket and tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is operated one hour before until two hours after all baseball games. To report night game parking violations and other quality of life issues, please call 1-866-427-3869.
  • During Pre & Post Game, at the discretion of the Police and/or OEMC, Addison between Racine and Halsted may be closed to vehicular traffic as a public safety measure. Traffic will be rerouted North/South on Racine and Halsted. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • To view the Cubs Opening Day Preparations, please view their newsletter here.