It has very recently come to our attention that the apartment building at 2003 Aldrich Avenue South has been sold and the new owner is in the process of securing a demolition permit. The board members of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association are keenly aware of the concerns that have circled around this structure since adjacent construction at 2004 Lyndale Avenue South caused significant enough damage to require the evacuation of tenants in October of 2018 (see this article for context).
LHENA submitted a statement yesterday to city officials requesting an immediate halt to the demolition of this structure as we parse out its viability as an ongoing housing resource for our community. The loss of 25 units of naturally occurring affordable housing in a building that is part of our historic fabric stands against Wedge values of inclusivity. We commit to being advocates for the Wedge as this situation develops.
To that end, we welcome your insight and concerns so that we might best represent the neighborhood. Please fill out this short survey to share your thoughts.
We will make sure to keep you informed of any information as it is made available to us.
The LHENA Board of Directors will convene on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm for its monthly board meeting. The public is welcome to attend, and the credentials for this virtual meeting can be found on our public calendar.
To review the draft agenda, see the .pdf below.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 15
At the July 8 LHENA Zoning & Planning meeting, BKV Group presented a preliminary development plan for 1301 W Lake St (currently the vacant parking lot next to [fmr] Calhoun Square, technically in the South Uptown neighborhood). This project plan is in the early stages and they don't yet have site plan renderings, but will be taking feedback from our community into consideration. To submit your feedback and questions to the developers, please review the .pdf below and then proceed to the feedback survey.
Basic preliminary project info:
To review the project:
Take the development survey. Comment period closes on August 7.
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