Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) and Ald. Michelle Smith (43rd) are holding a community meeting to discuss a proposed zoning amendment for the property located at 1119 W. Webster. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N Sheffield, Room 325. Smith has filed for an amendment to the planned development agreement (PD 491) that includes the property located at 1119 W. Webster. This lot was part of the 32nd Ward, but is in the 43rd Ward under the new Ward map.
The building on this lot formerly housed a restaurant. The language in the agreement allowed for the existing restaurant on this lot at the time the agreement was approved, but prohibited new restaurants. The property owner now desires to establish a new restaurant on the site. Because the former restaurant has been closed for more than 18 months either an amendment to the existing agreement or the removal of the old agreement is now necessary to allow a proposed new restaurant.