Kudos to plaintiffs in Vue53 lawsuit

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Herald as a public acknowledgement of the lawsuit filed by Michael Scott and three other Hyde Park residents in response to the Vue53 development, as reported in the Oct. 2 issue of the newspaper.

Dear Michael:

As president of the Winston Court Condominium Association (WCCA), I would like to thank you for an excellent presentation on these issues: McMobil-Vue53 zoning violations and the ownership of the land property by the University of Chicago at our last meeting. Our members expressed concerns at that meeting about parking, traffic, air pollution the fact that the design of the building is ugly.

I will present a resolution at the November meeting of the WCCA board to support your efforts to halt the construction of this building until there is a return to original zoning laws. I personally call upon our alderman and the University of Chicago to halt the construction of this controversial building until all zoning issues are resolved.

Thank you also for your work as our community representative and as the secretary of the Murray School local school council. We consider the Murray School community to be our neighbor and will continue to maintain communication with the LSC.

Ed Sehr