UPDATED JUNE 26th – Alderman Osterman met with residents of the 48th Ward on the evening of June 23rd. He discussed the new park behind the Greek Church, plans for possible community garden plots in the park, roughly behind 5445 and adjacent to Lake Shore Drive, and he spent a lot of time discussing safety and security in Edgewater, Uptown and Rogers Park.
He mentioned the possibility of a playground being built between Lake Shore Drive and the Saddle and Cycle Club, and shared his vision to keep the park area known as “The Meadows” a natural area with limited further development.
Regarding safety and security, he discussed recent shootings including the stand off in Rogers Park where a rapper was having a house party, and the shooting on Lake Shore Drive that led to an SUV driving through the park and killing a dog on the bike path. He said his office and the authorities are constantly working on ways to improve safety and protect the public, and pointed to improvements on Bryn Mawr and Broadway Avenues as success in that regard. He said plans such as building more garden plots will encourage a greater sense of community and the more regular presence of residents in the park participating in positive activities will act to discourage negative behavior.
He also encouraged residents to get out to the various events including area Farmer’s Markets, movies in the park and other neighborhood events and activities. He said greater traffic and positive loitering help as well.
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PREVIOUS – Alderman Osterman will be hosting a community meeting in “The Meadows” just behind and North of Park Tower, in the park behind 5455 North Sheridan. Tuesday June 23rd at 6:30PM. All owners and residents are invited to bring out a blanket or lawn chair, and join the discussion.
They will be discussing public and park safety issues, utilization of the park space known as “The Meadows” and maintaining the growing plots utilized by residents of the high rises.
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