Tag: 3rd Ward

GSLA Neighbors’ Night Out – November

The November Neighbor’s Night Out will feature speakers from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), providing the latest updates on McCormick Place and Motor Row. Many thanks to Motor Row Brewing for hosting us this month. *** About the GSLA’s monthly Neighbors’ Night Out series Interested in the future of the South Loop? Want to share your thoughts on… Read more →

GSLA Neighbor’s Night Out – August

The August Neighbor’s Night Out will feature speakers from the Chicago Housing Authority, providing the latest updates on the redevelopment of the former Ickes Homes site (the vacant land along State Street south of Cermak Rd, next to National Teachers Academy). Many thanks to The Velvet Lounge for hosting us this month. *** About the GSLA’s monthly Neighbors’ Night Out… Read more →

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

 About the survey: The objective of the survey was to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy. The survey is similar in structure and scope to a survey used by the Coalition… Read more →

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor’s Night Out.  Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule. The hot topic from attendees was… Read more →

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School’s boundary southward to 22nd Street and close the National Teacher’s Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which… Read more →

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School’s main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of… Read more →

Education Update: Summary of Community Meeting to Discuss a High School for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armour Square, and north Bronzeville

The rumors and speculation that have been swirling around the South Loop for weeks were clarified Tuesday evening (June 6), as CPS unveiled a proposal to repurpose the National Teacher’s Academy PreK-8 school into a high school which would serve the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville neighborhoods. June 6, 2017 CPS Community Meeting at 2nd Presbyterian.… Read more →

CPS happy to take our census data in saving Jones, then shuts door on community input

Contributed by Blagica Bottigliero, GSLA Education Chair and ReUse Jones Committee Member   In an interesting twist in the ‘Reuse Jones’ movement, I recently learned that CPS is planning on keeping the current Jones High School building. The future use/fate of the building is to be determined. To recap, many of us worked with 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti to… Read more →