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Dowell and Landmark Development Talk One Central on WTTW

Alderman Dowell and Bob Dunn of Landmark Development sat down with WTTW to discuss the latest on the proposed One Central project. To watch the interview please click here.

3rd Ward Crime Study

Alderman Dowell has asked the Chicago Police Department for a statistical analysis of crime incidents in the 3rd Ward since 2001 in order to give residents a better understanding of what is happening in our neighborhood. The CPD has completed this study and has released a table breaking down crime in the 3rd Ward by type from years 2001 to 2019.

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One Central Statement from Alderman Pat Dowell

After taking the sufficient time to review the comments submitted by residents both to my office and at the recent Town Hall meeting, I wanted to share my thoughts on the proposal.

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Disruptive Design Affordable Housing Town Hall Recap

Thank you to NHS, CIC, the Mayor’s Office, and D.O.M. Development for presenting at Alderman Dowell’s Town Hall meeting on March 27, 2019. It was an interesting and informative conversation. Thank you also to everyone who attended the meeting and contributed their ideas and thoughts, especially as it relates to the affordable housing competition. Your input was very helpful! For a recap of the presentation from the Town Hall meeting, please click the link below.

March 2019 Disruptive Design Town Hall Meeting

One Central Town Hall Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to the March 13th Town Hall meeting on the proposed One Central development. Below you will find a copy of Alderman Dowell’s remarks from the meeting, the slides presented by Landmark Development and a link to the video of the meeting. 

Alderman Pat Dowell – “Thank you everyone for coming tonight. I know you are all very interested in seeing Landmark Development’s proposal, so I won’t take up too much of your time.

But I have to take this opportunity to frame what you are about to see.

This is a proposal, nothing more than that. It’s in its infancy and any development over the tracks must go through many approval stages before it goes to City Council for a vote.

This is not the last time the One Central Station development will be reviewed by the public or the City.

Another important thing to remember is that Landmark already owns the air rights over the Metra tracks.

Bob Dunn and Landmark come to me with an idea for their property. I have asked them, as I do with all my developers, to come to the community and get feedback before submitting any official documents to the City for consideration.

That is what we are doing here today. Reviewing a development proposal for a project on private property.

There are of course limitations on what can be built on this property, and legal restrictions and covenants the developers must adhere to. Specifics on those regulations will be addressed by Landmark Development.

Also, please know that I have not signed off on any aspect of this proposal. Development over the tracks must receive my support before moving forward.

No back room deals have been struck. There are no handshake agreements on this project. Bob knows that I will hold him and his development accountable to the needs of my constituents first and foremost.

The size, shape, scope, and design of this project are all open for discussion. I encourage your constructive and open-minded suggestions for this currently underutilized property.

And that is what this property is. Underutilized. There is so much potential for this space. This is an initial discussion on what can be done to make this area better for both residents and the entire City of Chicago.

Remember, this is just the initial step in what will be a long, long process before anything is done over the Metra tracks.

So without further ado, I would like to turn it over to Bob Dunn of Landmark Development to begin the presentation.”

ONE Central Town Hall Meeting Presentation