News from St. Anthony Park District 12

The St. Anthony Park Community Council hosted two meetings with Aeon, a nonprofit development group that is collecting community input on the group’s development site at University and Vandalia avenues. Aeon representatives gathered input at meetings held at Jennings Community Learning Center, 2455 University Ave., and at the Dubliner, 2162 University Ave., in July.

Aeon is proposing to construct between 100 and 140 new apartment homes with first-floor commercial and retail at the 1.79- acre site. The goals of the project are to provide families with quality apartment homes; support the transit-rich location by redeveloping an underutilized site; increase density and mixed-income housing opportunities; and provide a highly efficient and sustainable living community. The project will offer a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

Strategic planning continues for the Community Council, which is close to creating a vision statement that will guide the council’s work over the next three to five years. The board hopes to unveil that statement after the Thursday, Aug. 13, board meeting.

The District 12 Land Use Committee continues to work on development guidelines for the district to help guide developers in their work in the area. The committee plans to focus on sustainability among other values to encourage community-oriented development in the neighborhood.

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