Members of the Multi-Site Study Committee:
Thank you for holding this additional public comment meeting. It has provided the Arlington Heights neighborhood with an opportunity to schedule a special meeting that was held February 22, 2007, and present a unified voice regarding future plans for the Career Center.
Unfortunately, due to the compressed schedule of this process, there were items that were not voted upon for lack of meeting time. Many leaders in Arlington Heights believe that two of these items are crucial information for the Committee.
Therefore, in addition to the public comments submitted by President Jim Gill relating votes by AHCA at its February 22 meeting, we, the undersigned, wish to supplement the public record with the following critical items that we believe have the general support of the neighborhood.
- Any new construction at the Career Center site should design parking to minimize parking on neighborhood streets. Parking is already an issue of concern to neighbors living near the Career Center.
- The kitchen and loading dock facing Second St. South at the Thomas Jefferson complex should be relocated off the Thomas Jefferson site. This would permit a design of the Thomas Jefferson site that would improve entry to the building.
We ask that due consideration be given to these points in any recommendations made by the Multi-Site Study Committee, and that this letter be included as part of the public record.
Jim Gill, President, AHCA /s/
Juliet Hiznay, Neighborhood Conservation Delegate and 1st Vice President, AHCA /s/
Jay Wind, past President and Civic Federation Delegate, AHCA /s/
Richard Bullington-McGuire, AHCA Neighborhood Conservation Committee /s/
Catherine Camp, past Civic Federation Delegate, AHCA /s/
Jason Torchinksy, Treasurer, AHCA /s/
Adam Croswell, past President and Civic Federation Delegate, AHCA /s/
Kimberly Sumner, 2nd Vice-President, AHCA /s/