PORTAGE PARK — Neighbors can weigh in on the proposed Point At Six Corners development ahead of Thursday’s digital Department of Planning and Development meeting to discuss the project.
The $130 million dollar project will bring a 10-story complex with 258 senior residences, 215 parking spots and 45,000 square-feet of retail space anchored by an Aldi grocery store to the corner of Milwaukee Avenue, Cicero Avenue and Irving Park Road.
Thursday’s city meeting will be live streamed on Vimeo starting at 10 a.m.
Neighbors wanting to submit public comments can do so by one of the following methods:
- Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours before the meeting at CPC@cityofchicago.org. Statements will be posted online for public review before each meeting.
- Those wishing to speak must submit a speaking request form. Forms must be submitted by 10 a.m. Tuesday to CPC@cityofchicago.org.
A maximum of 15 people will be permitted to comment on each proposal due to technical limitations. Selected speakers for each item will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each will be given instructions on how to provide up to three minutes of testimony.
Neighbors have been waiting for something — anything — to fill a vacant hole at the once thriving Six Corners retail district.
The hole has sat empty since 2017, becoming an eye sore and a point of contention in the community. A plan to build a senior living facility at the site was initially stalled by Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) which led to neighborhood protests over his actions.
He later backed the plan after successfully lobbying for an increase of independent living units, a decrease in assisted living units, and an increase of two memory care units. He also pushed developers to establish a one-time $100,000 scholarship for Schurz High School students and to waive the one-time community fee for veterans who sign up to live at the facility in the first year the center is open.
Clark Street Real Estate has owned the lot since 2014, and Ryan Companies will develop the project. Dan Walsh of Ryan said if they receive city approval, construction could begin this fall, the Aldi could open 11 months after that and the senior facility could begin accepting residents 20 to 21 months from time construction begins.
The development needs approval from the city’s Plan Commission as well as a zoning change from the full City Council.
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