Tensions Rise Over Concord at Sheridan

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By Bernadette Hoffman

 

Some Rogers Park residents are continuing to express opposition to a mixed-use development site, called Concord at Sheridan, at 6418 N. Sheridan Road.

Construction began November 28th and has continued throughout winter.

The project is a partnership between Target Corporation, the Chicago Housing Authority and Three Corners Development. It will include a 23,000-square-foot Target and 111 mixed-income apartment units, according to Ald. Joe Moore’s website.

Ald. Joe Moore approved the project in January of last year. Since then, the Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition and many area residents has actively expressed concerns over the project.

Hanna Przybylski, a deli worker atDeli worker at Morse Fresh Markets, says, “Ald. Moore is on the side of Target. He doesn’t care (about local businesses).”

The Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition also opposes the plan. On their web site, they’ve demanded that:

  • Target guarantees a $15 minimum wage and benefits for full-time employees
  • Target prioritizes locals, seniors and formerly incarcerated people when it comes to filling positions
  • The CHA includes a higher percentage of affordable units, including three and four bedroom apartments
  • Three Corners Development contribute to a fund to support locally-owned businesses.

Maria Hadden, who is running against Joe Moore in the 49th ward elections, has voiced her opposition to the development.

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