Monday, January 13, 2014

CORRECTION: Youth Center Good Neighbor Agreement Falls Through

Earlier this morning, CWB posted an opinion piece in which we stated that we were impressed with the progress that had been made by the Broadway Youth Center in its efforts to seek neighbors' support for its operations to be located on a residential street.

Key to our support was our belief that BYC had agreed to a Good Neighbor Agreement that had been distributed by Southeast Lake View Neighbors.

According to SELVN, no Good Neighbor Agreement has been reached:
The draft we submitted to BYC, which you linked on your blog, was not accepted by BYC and the SELVN Board decided against submitting another round of comments at that point. 
There will be a vote tonight on whether the SELVN Membership approves or rejects the BYC application to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a Special Use Permit.
CWB is deeply disappointed in this development and we apologize for the error.

SELVN votes on its recommendation to the alderman at tonight's 7 p.m. meeting, inside Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry.

UPDATE 2:40PM: From the comments below...
This is the response from Erin Duffy of Tunney's office just received via email:
Thanks for your comments. The Broadway Youth Center has not rejected the Good Neighbor Agreement. They have made revisions to the agreement, which has been submitted to the SELVN board, and BYC will be distributing copies of this agreement tonight for the community to review and vote on. Alderman Tunney is waiting for SELVN’s advisory vote tonight before he takes a position. It is important for him to hear from the community and what their recommendation will be before arriving at a decision.