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Deny Rosecrance's Request for a Special Use Permit in Lakeview

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Rosecrance, a Rockford-based provider of substance abuse treatment services, plans to open a drug-counseling center and recovery facility at 3701 N. Ashland Avenue.

While we believe everyone who suffers from addiction needs support, Rosecrance is not the answer for Lakeview:

  • Adverse impact: The proposed facility is not compatible with the character of the surrounding area. The frequent turnover of program participants, 24-hour operation and increased noise and traffic will disrupt our residential, family-oriented neighborhood.
  • No community benefit: Rosecrance requires a “special use” permit to move forward, something that typically allows deviation from existing standards for the betterment of the community. No one can legitimately argue this facility is needed to enhance community safety, serve the needs of residents, increase property values or provide any other benefit to the community.
  • An unproven provider: Rosecrance has never operated a residential facility in Chicago, or any densely urban environment.

For these reasons, we strongly oppose the permit request Rosecrance has filed with the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). If you agree, please sign our petition and plan to attend the ZBA meeting on Friday, October 16th to make your voice heard.

Rosecrance = Adverse impact. No community benefits. An unproven provider.



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