A proposal to build a five-story story storage facility near the Jefferson Park Transit Station was temporarily held in Zoning Committee Monday after a quorum call made nearly seven hours into the meeting found the committee lacking sufficient numbers for a vote.

Though it is rare for the 18-member Zoning Committee to have nine or more members present at regular meetings, Ald. Ed Burke (14) used the issue to block a development Monday that has been subject to pushback from a vocal segment of the neighborhood. The committee received 120 letters in opposition and several witnesses referred to an online petition that has garnered more than 4,000 signatures.   

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