South Side Neighbors for Hope (SSN4H)

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Key Meetings:

March 28, 2017

Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation on architect's vision

 

May 3, 2017

Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation with former President Barack Obama presenting conceptual plans

 

May 10, 2017

Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation on landscape design

 

June 21 and 24, 2017

Public meetings hosted by Chicago Park District (CPD) to initiate the South Lakefront Framework Plan update

June 27 and July 13, 2017

Public meetings hosted by Alderman Hairston and CPD to initiate the South Lakefront Framework Plan update

 

August 15, 2017

Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation on landscape design

 

August 23 and 24, 2017

Public meetings hosted by CPD and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on the South Lakefront Framework Plan and proposed transportation changes.  View presentation

 

September 14, 2017

Public meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation on OPC site design and amenities

 

September 25, 2017

Public meetings by CPD on the South Lakefront Framework Plan and proposed recreation, ecology & programming changes 

 

December 1, 2017

Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting #1 [Presentation of Section 106 process, draft Area of Potential Effect (APE) maps, and draft list of historic resources]

 

December 7 and 11, 2017

Public meetings hosted by CPD on the South Lakefront Framework Plan draft scenarios

 

December 20, 2017

Stakeholder meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation on parking garage location and design

 

January 10, 2018

Public filing with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) of OPC Planned Development application and the associated OPC, CDOT and CPD Lakefront Protection Ordinance applications

 

January 17, 2018

City Council Introduction of OPC Planned Development application

 

January 31, 2018

Public meeting hosted by CPD to share preliminary golf plans as part of the South Lakefront Framework Plan update  South Shore Cultural Center

 

February 27, 2018

Public meeting hosted by the Obama Foundation, with CDOT and CPD participation, in preparation for Plan Commission hearing Materials:  CDOT PresentationJackson Park Track & Field Presentation

 

March 13 and 14, 2018

Public meeting(s) hosted by CPD in preparation for final steps of the South Lakefront Framework Plan update

 

March 19, 2018

Section 106 Historic Properties Inventory Report issued for review by consulting parties and the general public [Includes any changes to the Area of Potential Effect (APE) for architecture or the list of historic resources within the APE boundary]

 

March 29, 2018

Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting #2 (Presentation of Historic Properties Inventory Report and process for evaluation of potential effects) 

 

April 11, 2018

Final South Lakefront Framework Plan update presented to CPD Board

 

May 17, 2018

Plan Commission Hearing on OPC Planned Development application and the associated OPC, CDOT and CPD Lakefront Protection Ordinance applications View presentation as PDF (4.8 MB) or PowerPoint (110 MB)

 

May 22, 2018

City Council Committee Hearing on OPC Planned Development application

 

July 27, 2018

Final Historic Properties Inventory (HPI) issued

 

Sept. 17, 2018

Initial NEPA Public Information Meeting (includes FHWA’s initial evaluation of roadway improvement alternatives, which have already been released and are linked below)

October 11, 2018

City Council Housing & Real Estate Committee meeting on OPC's proposed Use Agreement.

Fall 2018

Public Process Regarding Recreation Use for Midway Plaisance UPARR Designation Begins

Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting #3 (presentation of assessment of effects and initial discussion of mitigation measures)

Section 106 Consulting Parties Meeting #4 (presentation of draft mitigation measures and draft Memorandum of Agreement, if necessary)

Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement Finalized

Future Meetings:

Winter/Spring 2019

NEPA Public Meeting to Review Draft Environmental Assessment 

Federal Decision on NEPA Environmental Assessment