Last week we wrote about the future of North Avenue. The two-mile stretch will never again be all retail and offices, we said. Mixing in new residential is essential and we cited a proposal for an upscale 80-unit apartment complex on an expansive site in Galewood.
This week, caving to citizen pressure, Ald. Chris Taliaferro said he would turn down the project. This is a mistake, based on unfounded fears from residents. And it sends a bad signal to prospective investors about this sad sack of a street.
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