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
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
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.
Email CLVN to join
our mailing list.
Our dues are $10 per person, seniors $5 and businesses $40. More information is found on our website
Donate to help
renovate Weisman Park
3712 N. Broadway #468
Chicago, IL 60613