1406 & 1420 W. Morse

Submit Feedback on the Proposals at
1406 & 1420 W. Morse

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Last night, our office hosted a community meeting to discuss proposed zoning changes at 1406 and 1420 W. Morse. We are seeking feedback from the community on both proposals to inform Alderwoman Hadden's decision on their zoning change requests.

1420 W. Morse:

The new owner, Gaurav Patel, is seeking a zoning change from B3 to C1 for the existing liquor store located at 1420 W. Morse. The zoning change will allow him to continue to sell packaged good liquor. Mr. Patel also plans on making substantial improvements to the store, which are long overdue.

The current zoning doesn't allow liquor sales. The previous business didn't require special permits or zoning as it opened before current restrictions were put in place. The new owner is now subject to current zoning laws.

View the proposal: here.
Submit feedback: here.

1406 W. Morse:

Owner, Aaron Allen, is seeking a zoning change to establish an arcade bar, Mission Control Arcade, in the space formerly occupied by Pub 626. The zoning will have to be changed from B3 to C1 to allow the space to be used as an amusement arcade. 

Mr. Allen and his business partner previously ran the Uptown Arcade in the Uptown neighborhood. They recently moved to Rogers Park and are looking to invest in the community by opening a neighborhood arcade bar in a prominent location. They have been working closely with the previous tenant, Pub 626, and have already started making improvements to the space. 

Submit feedback: here.

The deadline to submit feedback on both proposals is Thursday, September 9.

Community Meeting on Zoning Change Requests for 1420 & 1406 W. Morse Avenue

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The 49th Ward office will host a community meeting on zoning change proposals for 1406 and 1420 W. Morse Avenue. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 2, at 6 pm. Register in advance for the meetings at bit.ly/MorseZ.

1420 W. Morse:

The new owner, Gaurav Patel, is seeking a zoning change from B3 to C1 for the existing liquor store located at 1420 W. Morse. The zoning change will allow him to continue to sell packaged good liquor. Mr. Patel also plans on making substantial improvements to the store, which are long overdue.

The current zoning doesn't allow liquor sales. The previous business didn't require special permits or zoning as it opened before current restrictions were put in place. The new owner is now subject to current zoning laws.

1406 W. Morse:

Owner, Aaron Allen, is seeking a zoning change to establish an arcade bar, Mission Control Arcade, in the space formerly occupied by Pub 626. The zoning will have to be changed from B3 to C1 to allow the space to be used as an amusement arcade. 

Mr. Allen and his business partner previously ran the Uptown Arcade in the Uptown neighborhood. They recently moved to Rogers Park and is looking to invest in the community by opening a neighborhood arcade bar in a prominent location. They have been working closely with the previous tenant, Pub 626, and have already started making improvements to the space.