The Webster Square development, on the site of the former Lincoln Park hospital had, after a lengthy tussle with neighboring residents, received the zoning changes and permits required to move forward without further impediment. Game over? In Chicago an alderman can toss rocks at anything with impunity, and it ain’t over until it’s over. If then.
That, in brief, was the history and status of the development until today when Mayor Emanuel, in an account confirmed by 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, stated that a deal had been brokered to significantly change the office and residential composition of the development and delivery access to the new grocery store to be developed on the site.