community letters

With significant changes facing 53rd Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the entire community of residents, business owners, elected officials, developers, and corporations have a vested interest in the outcomes. Would you like to share your opinion? Here are some of the letters we've received.

Vue53: Whole City Needs to Grow

Saturday, May 04, 2013




Letter To:

Editor, Hyde Park Herald


I very much support the high-rise at the McMobil site because I believe the whole city needs to continue to grow up, not out. The suburban lifestyle exists for those who want it, and the urban lifestyle for those who want it. We will not create a vibrant city by shunning development, towers and retail under the dishonest fears of parking and traffic.


For what it’s worth, I live in HP, do not own a car, formerly commuted to work by bus and now work from home.


Tim Friese


Ref: HP Herald