In Jefferson Park the opposition isn’t about density. Here is a test about the issue of density: What ward do the richest people in Chicago live in and how does it compare in density to the ward where the poorest people in Chicago live?

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45th Ward Alderman John Arena.

Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers will include Alderman John Arena from Chicago’s 45th ward.

John has been fighting a battle for affordable housing which includes a building that would guarantee units at below market rates for CHA residents, veterans and those with disabilities.

A reader writes:

Fred

Have you seen the lot this development is going to be built on? It’s tiny. This level of density is ridiculous.

Vicki

Yes, Vicki. I’ve seen the plan.

This level of density is what cities are about.  If you want a big lawn and a long drive to get a quart of milk, that is what they invented McHenry County for.

At least the readers of the Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown are honest about their opposition to this project.

It isn’t about the density of the project. It’s about the color. And  if you have doubts about that, read his column today.

Here is a test about the issue of density:

What ward do the richest people in Chicago live in and how does it compare in density with the ward where the poorest people in Chicago live?

Trust me. If the city’s millionaires like density, density isn’t a problem.

Listen to Alderman John Arena and long-time activist Prexy Nesbitt on Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. 11AM. Friday. 105.5FM. Live streaming on http://www.lumpenradio.com and podcast on every platform that links to podcasts and Hittingleft.libsyn.com

 

One thought on “In Jefferson Park the opposition isn’t about density. Here is a test about the issue of density: What ward do the richest people in Chicago live in and how does it compare in density to the ward where the poorest people in Chicago live?

  1. You can tell by zip code by income. I will try to find a link but its irs data. Thw poorer areas are getting less dense than the suburbs. Most of Chicago arterial roads have had dramatic drops in volume and congestion. The case for the crosstown would not be based on teaffic.The city wants to slow traffic to cut pedestrian deaths.

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