To the Editor:
This letter is regarding the development of the property at 1338 E. 53rd St., Chicago. As a nearby resident, it is my opinion that a building of this size and at this location will cause a major increase in area congestion and make street parking extremely difficult.
Fifty-third Street is not an easy street to cross at this time and it will be much more difficult to cross with the added traffic congestion. This will be particularly true for the children attending the Murray Elementary School across the street.
The planned 218 on-site parking spaces for 267 dwelling units and 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail space is totally inadequate. The developers should consider reducing the size of the building and increasing the ratio of building parking spaces to dwelling units and retail space.
James Des Jardins