|It was standing room only at last night's meeting.|
It got off to a late start with Alderman, Robert Fioretti opening the meeting at approximately 6:45 p.m.
There were three main items on the agenda: Traffic Control at 18th and Calumet; Park Plaza proposal at 16th and Indiana; and the naming of the South Loop Field House. The order of the agenda was changed at the time of the meeting. Below was the order for last night's community meeting.
- Traffic control at 18th and Calumet
- Naming of the South Loop field house (Park 550) at 18th St. and Indiana Ave.
- Park Plaza proposal at 16th and Indiana Ave.
In regard to the traffic control at 18th and Calumet, the most likely solution, for the moment, may be the installation of speed humps. Some people offered other solutions, including the addition of stop signs.
It appeared that the majority of those in attendance did not like the names proposed for the Park 550 Field House by the Park 550 Board. Some people didn't think the name choices represented the entire South Loop community. The Park 550 Board will reevaluate the name choices and get further community input.
The last item on the agenda was for the Park Plaza proposal at 16th and Indiana. The Park Plaza proposal as presented by Jeff Key, president of Prairie Pointe condominium association, was met with some resistance by Tina Feldstein and Jeffrey Ayersman president and treasurer, respectively of the PDNA board of directors. However, the plan as presented did have support from many in attendance. The Alderman seemed to favor the plan in his closing remarks.
If you attended last night's community meeting, what were your impressions? The South Loop Connection (SLC) would like to hear your reaction to the items discussed and your feelings, thoughts, and ideas.