LAKEVIEW — A new development for a site where a Dominick's burned down nearly a decade ago will finally be ready for presentation in the next month, the alderman's office said.
A city pension fund, which owns the land, is now working with a developer in crafting a proposal for 3030 N. Broadway, Ald. Tom Tunney's (44th) director of community outreach Erin Duffy said. Tunney's office declined to name the developer, saying they were not ready to go public.
"They will likely be at [South East Lake View Neighbors] April meeting," Duffy told the neighborhood group.
Tunney is still asking for a full-service grocery on the site. Previously, Mariano's has been interested, but recently the alderman has been careful about mentioning the popular grocery store's name until a more definitive plan debuts.
A representative for Mariano's parent company Roundy's declined to comment.
The property has been on the brink of development several times since the 2005 fire, but foreclosures, lost financing and lawsuits among previous owners have halted further action.
Developers have even presented a plan for the property to neighbors before, but it fizzled. Currently, a parking lot covers the otherwise busy block.
The latest iteration is a commercial-only building with four or five stories, Tunney has said. Green space may be involved, he said.
It also has "plenty of parking," Tunney has said.
"I've seen the plan," the alderman said at a neighborhood meeting last month, "but I don't want to jinx it."
South East Lake View Neighbor's April meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 14 in the Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry Ave.