Alderman puts hold on Rogers Park development

7525 N Wolcott Ave

Don’t worry: This garish rendering (inspired by MS Paint, maybe?) isn’t going anywhere soon. After a community meeting Monday night, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) placed an indefinite hold on the 23-unit condo development planned for 7525 N Wolcott Ave.

In an email to constituents (forwarded to us by a tipster – thanks Brian!), Moore described his decision. “I decided to put the project on hold when the developer, Dan Schwegel, refused to guarantee he would develop the project as proposed if he received the requested zoning change. Without that assurance, I will not support a zoning change for the property.”

According to the 49th Ward Web site, the parcel is currently zoned to allow a maximum of 16 residential units; the developer is requesting a zoning change to allow for 23 homes.

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