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Ald. Gardiner To Host Public Meeting On Point At Six Corners Project Next Month

The September meeting comes after several invite-only meetings were held in homes to gather feedback.

After months of silence, plans for The Point at Six Corners are once again in the works.
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PORTAGE PARK — Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) will host another meeting on long stalled Point at Six Corners development project next month, his office announced Friday.

The alderman’s office will host the meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.

“Several people requested that I hold off on having this meeting until the middle of September due to vacation schedules and back to school events,” Gardiner said in a Friday newsletter.

After he was sworn in to replace former Ald. John Arena, Gardiner said he wanted to slow down the timeline for The Point project. Whatever happens at the former Bank of America site will be “built on my watch,” he said.

Earlier this month, Gardiner said he wanted to host small meetings to gather feedback on the project. Some neighbors who happened to notice flyers on their blocks in recent weeks met with him about the project at invite-only meetings at their homes.

Gardiner has been working to gather support for a denser version of the senior housing development, according to those who have attended invite-only meetings with the alderman.

Aldi previously confirmed they are still planning to open a store in the Point at Six Corners.

Lynn Ankney, president of the Old Irving Park Association, said her group, which represents more than 500 households in the neighborhood, met with Gardiner and The Point developers on July 18, where they were shown new plans that added market-rate senior housing units alongside on-site affordable housing.

Ankney said the group does not typically approve of “up-zoning,” — a zoning change that allows for a building to be more dense — but in this case, they are on board.

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