The South Loop Concerned Coalition (SLCC) is a non-profit and volunteer organization in the Chicago South Loop formed by HOA Presidents in response to a Wisconsin developer’s public renderings and plan for One Central, a mega-development he proposes to build on top of the Metra Railroad tracks. The SLCC currently represents nearly 6,000 taxpayers and approximately 18 condo associations. The SLCC ‘s mission is to monitor the project and advocate for the South Loop neighborhood at every phase
The South Loop will suffer dramatically during the 20 years of construction of One Central, which includes a highly criticized,taxpayer subsidized, “transportation hub,” and a proposed row of 10 high-rise towers that top out at least 80 stories. One Central, as currently envisioned, has the potential to forever put at risk the unique characteristics of livability, walkability and accessibility to the surrounding natural environment that our community currently enjoys
To create value by Investigating, Disseminating, Educating, and Advocating on matters of importance to SLOOP Residents and Stakeholders impacted by One Central. If you are a resident of the Chicago South Loop join our volunteer organization
Increase community awareness, confront the lack of transparency, and take action to shape, influence, and improve outcomes for SLOOP Residents and Stakeholders impacted by One Central. Join the South Loop Concerned Coalition
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Landmark development circumvented standard protocols and proposed and received initial Illinois State approval for a funding mechanism for the equivalent of $6 Billion to pay for the deck
The South Loop's elected legislative representatives Senators Mattie Hunter and Robert Peters, and Representatives Kam Buckner and Lamont Roberts, protested in a signed letter to the Governor that, "As representatives of this district we should have been notified about a project that will affect thousands of our residents." They went on to emphasize, "There are genuine concerns about noise, density, traffic, views and safety"
SLCC knows that air quality, sunlight, and bird migration will also be adversely impacted. If One Central moves forward, another casualty will be Soldier Field and the Museum Campus. A shadow study commissioned by the SLCC shows that there will never be sunshine on a Bears game - a terrible prospect for anyone who has enjoyed a sparkling day supporting the home team
The Wisconsin Developer wants Illinois taxpayers to foot the bill for the “deck” on which he will build a transportation center and commercial enterprises
The reality is that we cannot afford to subsidize developers when our city is in crisis. The full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is yet unknown and our country faces a growing demand for social change. These forces will necessarily add to Chicago’s already dire financial straits and impact the Mayor’s efforts to rebuild and reinvigorate Chicago's marginalized communities
The Wisconsin developer has convinced the State legislature to authorize use of tax dollars for his project but has failed to justify why another transit hub is necessary at this location, whether the project can be commercially successful and environmentally safe, and how much it will ultimately cost taxpayers