Central Lake View Neighbors (CLVN)

Central Lake View Neighbors (CLVN) aims to improve the quality of life for the area bounded by the west side of Halsted to the east side of Racine from the north side of Diversey to the south side of Belmont. CLVN is officially recognized by the City and the 44th Ward Alderman as the representative body for the residents and business owners in the section of Lake View bordered by Halsted, Belmont, Racine and Diversey. 

President: Diann Marsalek
Vice President: Jeanne Saliture
Treasurer: Alan Zenoff
Recording Secretary: Laura Kotelman
Corresponding Secretary: Jason Osborn
Area Directors: Terry Diamond, Mike Canning, Joe Ravelingeen, Doug Koch

In recent years the most important issues that CLVN members have faced concern property over-development. The real estate boom of the 90s has continued into the new millennium, with significant pressure on the community to accommodate residential developments of ever-greater size and density. This has led to increased demands on our public streets and on-street parking. It also reduces the number of small neighborhood businesses, with a consequent shift away from a walk-to-shop environment and towards a more suburban, remote shopping district. Also, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital is working on a development where Inter-American School used to be.

CLVN worked with Central Lake View Merchants (CLMA) to improve the appearance of the Sheffield corridor. Sheffield has planters on the blocks with items that will change seasonally. Also attractive garbage cans were placed along Sheffield. CLVN has worked to raise funds for their continuing efforts for the Beautification project. CLVN will plant flowers and shrubs along the interior streets to add color to the neighborhood. Planters are now also located on Belmont. CLVN worked to address the three parks/playlots in the area to enhance their appearance. CLVN has had speakers come to their meetings and works to educate the members about sanitation issues including rodent control. Many neighbors have worked to improve the appearance of Agassiz School by planting.

CLVN provides residents and businesses with a much-needed forum to voice and address concerns about these and other problems. CLVN works to allow the community to remain a vibrant and inviting venue for residents of every age and stripe, with businesses that cater to and employ members of the surrounding community.  Of note, CLVN is working to improve Weisman Park

Our Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month (except August and December) at 7:30 PM at the Clarke Auditorium, 7th floor, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, 836 W. Wellington.

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Our dues are $10 per person, seniors $5 and businesses $40. More information is found on our website

CLVN Website

Donate to help renovate Weisman Park

CLVN new By-Laws

Mailing Address:
3712 N. Broadway #468
Chicago, IL 60613

LVCC is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed under the law.
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