Some 40 Jefferson Park residents outraged by a proposed 5-story self-storage facility that’ll eventually be paired with a 100-unit mixed affordable and public housing building packed the City Council Chambers for Thursday’s Plan Commission meeting to blast the project and scorn the local alderman.

It was the first marathon-long showing of public resentment for a zoning project before the mayor-appointed zoning board in months–the last being the JDL’s Cuneo Hospital luxury high-rise development in Uptown and the city’s massive revamp of the historic Lathrop Homes public housing complex.

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