After three hours of both pro and con testimony from 104 people Monday afternoon, the City Council Zoning Committee passed by voice vote a zoning change from a B1-1 to a B3-5 and a planned development for a proposed storage facility at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. While the five-story project from LSC Development was nominally about a storage, the testimony, protests and a press conference held earlier that afternoon was much more about neighborhood resistance to increased density, accusations of racism and old battle lines redrawn for the 2019 45th Ward Aldermanic campaign.

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