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Harry Osterman
Harry Osterman

After Neighbors Reject Effort To Turn Edgewater Auto Lot Into Apartments, Another Developer Steps Forward

An Edgewater developer is trying to turn a closed auto lot on Broadway into 12 apartments after a previous 20-unit proposal was opposed by neighbors and the alderman.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Bryn Mawrket’ Will See Young Artists, Fashion Designers And Entrepreneurs Take Over Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Avenue Friday

More than 40 young artists and business owners will pop up on the street and in vacant stores for a festival to revitalize the Bryn Mawr business corridor.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Broadway Through Edgewater Could Get Fewer Lanes, Lower Speed Limits And Bike Lanes

Ald. Harry Osterman is also proposing to add pedestrian islands to Broadway, boost density through new residential development and add a pool to the Broadway Armory.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Owner Of Edgewater’s Epworth Church Withdraws Demolition Permit As Landmark Process Moves Forward

The buyer of the 130-year-old church sought a demolition permit for a condo development. Those plans have changed after Ald. Harry Osterman endorsed landmark status for the church.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Osterman Wants To Landmark Epworth Church After Developer Moves To Demo 130-Year-Old Building

A developer is seeking to demolish the Epworth Church that dates back to the early days of Edgewater, but preservationists hope to save it.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Osterman Wants Police Foot Patrols, More Building Security On Bryn Mawr After Murder In Belle Shore Building

"COVID, crime and construction have been really hard on Bryn Mawr," Ald. Harry Osterman said. He laid out plans to help the area by addressing public safety and economic development.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Would You Improve Broadway In Edgewater, Uptown? Alderman Wants Neighbors To Share Their Ideas

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) is holding community meetings to improve Broadway's pedestrian safety, transit mobility, development and business activity.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown Resident Nick Ward Announces Run For 48th Ward Seat, Setting Up Likely Showdown With Ald. Osterman

Nick Ward, a member of the progressive group 48th Ward Neighbors For Justice, is running for the seat held by Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Steep Theatre Plans To Buy Edgewater Building After Losing Previous Home To Development

Steep Theatre Company is planning to open a venue two block from its old Edgewater storefront, which is being replaced with an apartment building.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater’s Mama K’s Cafe Closes, Leaving Another Vacancy On A Struggling Bryn Mawr Avenue

Mama K's Cafe opened in 2019, taking over the Zanzibar spot that had been on Bryn Mawr Avenue for more than a decade. It's the third popular business in the historic district to shutter in less than a year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shootings Drop, But Carjackings, Robberies Jump On Far North Side

The local statistics mirror citywide trends in escalating crime during the pandemic. In an effort to halt the trend, local alderpeople are opening new offices, partnering with anti-violence groups and asking the city for more police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

12-Story Affordable Apartment Building In Edgewater Would Bring Family-Sized Units To North Side, Developer Says

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation wants to turn a city-owned part of Edgewater into an all-affordable apartment complex.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater 100% Affordable Development Could Replace Streets & San Depot On Broadway, Alderman Says

A prominent nonprofit developer wants to buy the Street and Sanitation yard on Broadway and replace it with more than 80 affordable units.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Car Lot Won’t Become A 5-Story Apartment Building After Neighbors Tell Alderman To Block It And He Agrees

Five neighborhood groups told Ald. Harry Osterman the apartment building goes against precedent for that portion of Broadway, which was earmarked for smaller buildings 15 years ago.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Howard Brown Health Demolishes 100-Year-Old Building On Edgewater’s Motor Row, Angering Preservationists

Howard Brown Health bought the former garage at 5650-56 N. Broadway in April and received a demolition permit last week. It has not publicly announced plans for the site.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater Vacant Car Lot Would Be Turned Into Apartments With Art Gallery Under Developer’s Plan

A North Side developer wants to turn a vacant car lot into 20 apartments, but not all neighbors are on board with the plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Alfresco Program Debuts In Uptown Just As Outdoor Dining Season Comes To A Close

Some business groups have been frustrated with the pace of the program's rollout, but each space can remain for up to three years, a city spokesman said. Several are still on track to make their debut this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Administration To Act Fast On Homelessness: ‘We’re In The Middle Of A Crisis’

More than $200 million in federal aid is earmarked for the city’s homeless shelters, direct financial assistance to struggling Chicagoans and programs that aid victims of gender-based and domestic violence.

Citywide

Massive Overhead Crane, Nearly The Length Of Football Field, Will Help Rebuild Red Line In Edgewater

The gantry crane is longer than a Boeing 747 and has been custom designed to work in dense areas to install prefabricated parts of the new Red Line tracks.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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