Lakeview residents debate youth center appeal

Wed. November 13, 2013 10:05 AM by Windy City Media Group

Chicago, IL - Ald. Tom Tunney was among the speakers at a standing room only South East Lake View Neighbors ( SELVN ) meeting at Second Unitarian Church, 726 W. Barry Ave., on the future of Broadway Youth Center's ( BYC ) current location Nov. 11.

BYC is appealing the City's denial of a special-use permit for BYC's space at Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 Wellington Ave.

SELVN will put forth a recommendation to Tunney's office on whether he should support the BYC appeal. A vote on that recommendation is expected in SELVN's December meeting. Tunney said Nov. 11 that he had not yet determined what his recommendation would be, but is trying to get the matter on the zoning board's docket for December.

"I've been steadfast in support, and steadfast in denial, of applications, and sometimes it goes my way, and sometimes it doesn't go my way," said Tunney.

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