Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SSDD : Blocked Driveway @ 7362 N Ashland

Apathy is tough to change. Would this be tolerated in Evanston? Is there something special about Rogers Park where this is okay? Photo taken at 9:15 am this morning. Called police and let the alderman's office know about it. Is someone taking care of this house? Will a for sale sign ever grace this address?

Right now this place can't get no respect. In an area when you have a majority of multifamily buildings and with some single family house things like this can happen.

Bea, a neighbor, previously mentioned that squatters had to be kicked out of this house. The house looks abandoned because cars are allowed to chronically block the driveway. If appearances are kept up the chances of this happening (squatters and vandalism) are much less.

Two days before this post (August 12th)

 Rep. Kelly Cassidy said...
"If at first you don't succeed, flag down the garbage truck and ask nicely. Mission accomplished. Silver car still there. Call placed (again) to law firm appointed trustee in bankruptcy case to get an update on the property status as well as gently remind them they need to take care of the property."

Thanks again Rep. Cassidy! Hopefully we can make some progress into getting a responsible owner or entity to take care of this handsome house on Ashland.


Philip McGregor Rogers said...

People may question why this is so important.

This house has no alley.

This driveway is its only connection to the world for garbage removal or emergency services.

When you block the driveway you are blocking the house off from the outside world.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

This driveway has also been in existence for over a hundred years.