David Hoffman

  • 920 W Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 44
    Constant flooding in this low spot in the alley between 920 W Sheridan and 917 W Dakin results in water entering both buildings. A keyway was recently cut down the alley which had no effect as this is a low point in the alley. It needs another layer of pavement to eliminate the depressed area where surface water collects during each rain. There are no downspouts contributing to the problem-it is all from surface water.
  • 917 W Dakin St Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46

    Here is the recent correspondence with the Ward 46 Alderman's office on this issueMaggie,
    If you are referring to the downspout on the left it is connected to the sewer and does not spill out onto the alley surface so your rain barrel suggestion would not be feasible
    Please expedite CDOT review and action.

    As the picture reveals, occupants of 917 W Dakin are depositing their garbage in the alley rather than wade through the water to get to the dumpsters. This creates an invitation to rat problems.

    Thanks for your continued attention to a quick solution to this problem.

    Dave Hoffman
    Skybox Lofts Condominium Association

    On Oct 8, 2021, at 10:54 AM, Ward46 wrote:

    
    Hi David,

    William Patterson is one of the interns at our office who responded to an email thread per our instructions. The only people who you need on this email thread are myself--I've CC'd myself into the chain--as I am the Director of Infrastructure, and my colleague Kylie who handles the Menu funding for our office.

    The 311 request is a 'Water on Street Complaint' which prompts a response from a crew from Water Management.

    The Department of Streets and Sanitation does not handle the repavement of alleyways or streets, that is the Department of Transportation. We can investigate alternative solutions in the interim before the assessment for the green alley takes place; however, please keep in mind that while those adjustments sound like solutions, without a proper assessment by a CDOT engineer, it can do more damage than good to add pavement.

    In the picture I see that there is a downspout that lets out right where water seems to be congregating the most. I would suggest in times when rainfall is near, to put a rain barrel in that alcove so it can alleviate some of the water flow from pooling into the center and causing flooding. Even with the barrel there, it should allow for egress/ingress for vehicular traffic in the alley if that is still a concern that you have.

    Best,
    Maggie

    Maggie Gaecke (she/her/hers)
    46th ​ Ward Alderman James Cappleman
    4544 N. Broadway
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773-878-4646
    www.james46.org

    From: David Hoffman
    Sent: Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:06 PM
    To: Ward46
    Cc: James Cappleman ; Kylie Ruscheinski ; richardwaynestraub@gmail.com ; David Hoffman ; Sky Box Lofts Board
    Subject: Re: Alley Flooding behind 920 West Sheridan


    [Warning: External email]

    Hello Maggie,

    As promised we are reporting back on alley key cut. As is evident in the attached picture following the last 24 hours of rain, the key cut has not resolved the flooding problem in the alley between our building at 920 W Sheridan and 917 W Dakin.. As we expected, since the flooding is in the low point of the alley, the water still collects in spite of the key way.

    What are the next steps since the CDOT key cut does not make any difference?

    Another Owner in our building has also been corresponding with William Patterson in your Office. Please bring him into the loop on this so we are all communicating. He indicates a 311 request has been sent from your office to help address the issue. The Service Request number is SR21-01783038.


    Would it be possible for the Streets and San Department to add a layer of pavement on the low area so water would not collect as an interim solution until the Green Alley can be installed?

    Thanks for your continued attention to resolution of this flooding problem, we look forward to your response.

    David Hoffman
    Skybox Lofts Condominium Association
    920 W Sheridan Rd
    Chicago, IL 60613

  • W Irving Park Rd & N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    There is a pothole that appears to be from a sink hole centered in the intersection of north Sheridan Rd and Irving Park Rd.
  • N Sheridan Rd & W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    Someone utility dug a hole in the center of this intersection and then apparently did not compact the backfill so the asphalt patch applied has settled creating a pothole
  • S Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL, 60616, USA - Near South Side
    The repairs to the pavement buckles done in past years on northbound Lake Shore Drive approaching Soldier Field have turned into bone jarring “speed bumps”and need to be repaired to smooth them out . There are several in the northbound lanes that I’m sure do not meet roadway standards.
  • N Lake Shore Lower Dr Chicago, IL, 60611, USA - Chicago Ward 42
  • W Dakin St & N Fremont St Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    Both the north east and south east corner crosswalks flood whenever we have extended periods of precipitation
  • N Fremont St & W Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    The storm drain is plugged on the north east corner of W Sheridan Rd and Freemont
  • 4350 N Broadway St Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 46
    Numerous potholes in southbound traffic lanes
  • 930 W Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL, 60613, USA - Chicago Ward 44
    Street light out-see photo
    Could not find a category for damaged street light
  • Bad pothole Acknowledged
    Northbound Lake Shore Dr Between Wilson And Lawrence Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    Right hand lane northbound
  • 3833 North Wilton Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 44
    There are several bad potholes in the alley between 3833 and 3837 N Wilton
  • 3837 North Wilton Avenue Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 44
    There are major potholes in the alley between 3833 and 3837 N Wilton Ave
  • 930 W Sheridan Rd Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 44
    There is an active rats nest at the edge of the sidewalk in front of this building. The Management Company MO2 Properties 773-661-2772 has been notified in the past but the problem is not being resolved.
  • 734 West Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    The construction barricade for the new building at the nottheast corner of W Sheridan and N Broadway blocked the west bound Sheridan thru traffic lane along the curb. Now the barricade is removed and the sidewalk is restored the no parking signs have not been replaced so parking is occurring in the curb thru traffic lane causing unnecessary congestion.
  • 917-925 W Dakin Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 44
    There is a large rat infestation in the narrow slot between the 917 and 925 W Dakin Buildings. There are a large number of rats observed in the alley around the garbage dumpsters servicing the two buildings and when you enter the alley the rats retreat into the slot between the two buildings (see picture)
  • 917-925 W Dakin Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 44
    There is a large rat infestation in the narrow slot between the 917 and 925 W Dakin Buildings. There are a large number of rats observed in the alley around the garbage dumpsters servicing the two buildings and when you enter the alley the rats retreat into the slot between the two buildings (see picture)
  • Lawrence & Rockwell Chicago, Illinois - Lincoln Square
    There are numerous potholes in both the east and west bound traffic lanes of Lawrence Ave. from Western to California. These blocks of Lawrence seem especially bad for some reason.
  • 373 North Lake Shore Drive@Foster Overpass Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 48
    in Southbound 2nd lane from west shoulder on the Foster overpass bridge
  • 852 West Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Ward 46
    There is standing water in the crosswalk at the northeast corner of W Sheridan Rd and Freemont Street