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Chicago to ask for temporary halt of
single-room occupancy hotel conversions

Chicago Tribune, by Mary Ellen Podmolik

Original Article

Posted By:AltaD, 6/24/2014 12:01:54 PM

Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk. An ordinance that would prohibit for six months the issuance of any city building permits for the demolition or conversion of the buildings is expected to be introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen. The moratorium would prevent almost all conversion projects, whether it was to a residential, non-residential, commercial or industrial use.

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What about the rights of the building owners and neighbors who would benefit from gentrification?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doctor P, 6/24/2014 12:04:08 PM     (No. 9897894)

perhaps we ask for a temporary half of the local government instead

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/24/2014 12:14:04 PM     (No. 9897910)

A few rules to remember:

1) This is Chicago.
2) The "several aldermen" aren´t named, in spite of this being a public meeting. (Caveat: See Rule #1).
3) Might these "several aldermen" have ownership of certain properties in the affected areas? (Again, See Rule #1).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: frede, 6/24/2014 1:17:43 PM     (No. 9898017)

Remember, the occupants of these 1 room rent subsidized apartments vote Democratic, Almost without exception

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hisself, 6/24/2014 1:47:02 PM     (No. 9898068)


Violation of the ´takings´ clause??

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Reply 5 - Posted by: craige, 6/24/2014 3:21:54 PM     (No. 9898165)

Constitutional issues aside, this is about votes. As #3 states, democrat voters will be evicted. New occupants will probably be liberal, but at a much lower density. Better to have lower property tax income and more reliable democrat votes.

Buying votes is why the founders only allowed the populace to elect Congressmen. Senators were chosen by the states, and the President by ´electors´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 6/24/2014 4:24:43 PM     (No. 9898209)

Yo..yo....HEY..The City Fathers need someplace to park all those illegal aliens who are pouring across the border. They are all going to be sent to Chi-Town.

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Chicago is calling for a six-month moratorium on conversions of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels while it tries to figures out how to regulate the gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk. An ordinance that would prohibit for six months the issuance of any city building permits for the demolition or conversion of the buildings is expected to be introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen. The moratorium would prevent almost all conversion projects, whether it was to a residential, non-residential, commercial or industrial use.

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