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Many of you are aware of a development proposal at the site of the Maryville property (corner of Montrose/Clarendon). The proposed developer, Sedgwick Properties, was seeking to use $31 million in tax incremental financing (TIF) dollars to assist with this project. Based on input from the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee (minutes from this meeting can be found here, I made the decision to not endorse Sedgwick's proposal. When weighing the merits, I came to the conclusion that the issues outweighed the benefits for this particular proposal.

Moving forward, we will engage in pro-active planning and evaluation for the Maryville site and this TIF district. This study will consider costs for land acquisition, demolition, and other economic factors that are necessary to build on this land. From this evaluation, I will work with others on the 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee to provide clear parameters needed for a planned development at this site. This would provide a future developer with a clear sense of expectations. With a study and a well conceived plan that involves experts in urban planning, architecture, and community input, I believe we can move forward to a development that will stand the test of time for this site.
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Ald. James Cappleman 


46th Ward News      
HappynewyearHappy Year of The Dragon! 
Photo courtesy of Teresa j. Potasiak
Last week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year. I had a wonderful time celebrating with neighbors, businesses, and other elected officials. Between the parade on Argyle and other events throughout the community, I hope you and your family were able to have as much fun as I did. I look forward to seeing you next year!


CondoNew Condo Ordinance Information    

The Condo Ordinance now includes several strengthened consumer protections. Tenants in buildings being converted into condos now have several new rights under the ordinance. Prospective purchasers of condo units also have the right to a standard, simplified document that discloses key information about the condo for sale. Developers must make this document available when they offer condos for sale, including at open houses and other showings. They must also file a copy with BACP by emailing the completed PDF to Note this email address only accepts completed condo disclosure summaries filed by condo developers. Click here to find the BACP'S Disclosure Summary Form and more information.


TaxesFree Income Tax Preparation by City of Chicago and Partners

Get your income taxes prepared for free by the City of Chicago and its partners and you may be eligible to receive up to $5,700 back from the IRS! Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Cappleman encourage you to get all of the tax relief you deserve. Free income tax preparation assistance for families earning less than $50,000 and individuals earning less than $25,000. For information visit or call 311; (312) 630-0273; (312) 409-1555; (312) 409-4318 (Spanish)


weatherizationWeatherization Vouchers are Available for 46h Ward Residents

Weatherization Vouchers are available for 46th Ward residents to use at Home Depot stores in Chicago.

Receive $40 towards the purchase of Programmable Thermostats, Insulation, Caulk, Furnace Filters, Windows, Doors, etc.  Pick up your vouchers at the 46th Ward office.

- One per household

- No reservations will be taken

- Must be a 46th Ward Resident with a valid ID

- Supplies are limited


threepercentFour Percent to the 46th 

Starting January 1st, all members of City Council were eligible to receive a 4% raise. My wish would have been for this increase to go directly into city services, however this was not an option. I elected to take this raise to reinvest it back into the 46th Ward community. If you have additional questions, please contact me at my office at 773-878-4646 or email at Thanks - James


volunteersneededVolunteers Needed - Shoveling for Senior and Disabled Neighbors

This winter, Alderman Cappleman's office is an instrumental part of Mayor Emanuel's Our office will connect volunteers with senior and disabled neighbors in the 46th Ward that need help removing snow. To volunteer click here or contact Forest Simons at 773-878-4646 or If you are in need of assistance, please call our office at 773-878-4646 or dial 311 and we will receive your information.


sidewalkcafe2012 Sidewalk Cafe Applications Available for Businesses

Upcoming Events
You can also check out our community calendar by clicking here.


Streets for Cycling Public Meeting 
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m., presentation begins @ 6:30
Where: Sulzer Regional Library - Auditorium 4455 N. Lincoln
Streets for Cycling Plan 2020
The City of Chicago is embarking on this plan to identify a network of bicycling facilities that will ensure all Chicagoans, from children riding to school to senior citizens riding to the grocery store, feel safe and comfortable riding their bike on the city's streets. We want your input! Come tell us how to improve your bicycling experience, where improvements are needed, and what would encourage you to bicycle in Chicago!


CTA North Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project Public Meeting 
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Where: Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway 
CTA is hosting a update meeting on Tuesday, February 7th, from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, regarding the North Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) project. Attached is an invitation to forward to your constituents. The Purpose of the meeting is to:
- Present updates to the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process
- Provide additional information to the public about the project
- Solicit feedback from the community about the project 


CAPSCAPS (Community Policing)
The CAPS Beat meetings are the best forum to answer any questions related to public safety. Community members, businesses and organizations are encouraged to attend or have a representative attend this meeting. Ald. Cappleman or a representative from his office will be available to answer further questions. Not sure what police beat you are in? You can find your police beat here.

Beat 2331 & 2324 CAPS meeting

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: 23rd District Police Station, 850 West Addison St. 


Beat 2033 CAPS Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Bezazian Library, 1226 W Ainslie


Beat 2323 & 2322 CAPS Meeting

When: Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Upown Branch Library, 929 W. Buena


Beat 2311 CAPS Meeting  

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Where: Truman College


Beat 2313 CAPS Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where: Clarendon Park Field House, 4501 N Clarendon  


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