SOAR Position Statement
This section contains the SOAR position statements as well as Alderman response letters about issues within Streeterville.
SOAR’s position on the cannabis dispensary at 212 E Ontario.
SOAR’s position statement on the Bally’s Casino Project.
Real Estate Development
SOAR’s position statement on the proposal for the proposed development of 150 E Ontario.
SOAR’s position statement on the proposal for redevelopment of 900 Dewitt.
SOAR’s position statement of the initial review of the proposed development of 400 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Alderman Reilly’s invitation to community members about an upcoming Community Meeting on the topic of the 400 N. Lake Shore Drive Development.
SOAR’S letter to Alderman Reilly about the Tribune Tower redevelopment.
Renaming Lake Shore Drive
SOAR’s position statement on the proposal for renaming Lake Shore Drive.
Alderman Reilly’s Response to Renaming Lake Shore Drive.
SOAR is requesting a meeting with the CTA transit police team, 18th District Chicago Police Commander Daniel O’Shea and representatives of Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) and Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) to discuss increased monitoring of social media and police coverage at the Red Line’s Chicago/State and Grand/State stops.
SOAR’s position on Ohio Street beach access in response to the shooting along Lake Shore Drive
SOAR’s Position Statement in Opposition to Clark Street Permanent Closure
SOAR’s response to the application for SSA designation.
SOAR’s position statement on the Mies Van de Rohe Street Widening.
SOAR’s position statement on E-scooters
The Streeterville Organization of Active Residents is aware of the City’s interest to pursue the addition of E-scooters availability for the residents. The Board of Directors of SOAR have reviewed available information regarding E-scooters and the city’s proposed ordinance, and we are opposed to the use of scooters due to safety concerns for the residents of Streeterville
SOAR’s letter to Alderman Reilly pertaining to the proposed Aerial Cable Cars on Riverwalk.
This is a letter SOAR received from Alderman Reilly’s office about the condition of the Grand Street underpass.
Restaurant/Bar/Retail Position Statements
SOAR’s position statement on Dave & Busters Water Tower proposal.
SOAR’s letter to Alderman Hopkins pertaining to Wildberry’s proposed Sidewalk Cafe.
SOAR’s position statement on Firewater Tavern Liquor License
SOAR’s letter to Alderman Reilly and Alderman Hopkins pertaining to new developments along the Chicago Riverwalk.
This is a letter SOAR received from Alderman Reilly about the Tavern License Moratorium which will be instituted within Streeterville.
SOAR’s response to the Sidewalk Cafe application for SPACE 519
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