To the Editor:
I fully support the efforts of Mesa Development LLC to revitalize 53rd Street with its high-rise and leased commercial space. As a long-time resident, I welcome the opportunity to secure more stores and restaurants with quality options for Hyde Park residents.
Our family has decided to live in Hyde Park all of these years because of its cultural diversity, its proximity to the Loop, our business and because we have made many friends in the neighborhood. After many years, we’re beginning to see commercial changes. The steady stream of new options in Hyde Park is welcoming to say the least.
The Mesa development will clearly help define that goal and will surely bring more vibrant and exciting pedestrian retail to 53rd Street. While creating jobs and tax revenue, it will also give additional retail options for national and local merchants.