First-Ever $300K Impact Fee For Bell Area Development

CORRECT LINK HERE:

http://www.insideonline.com

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Thanks to a kind reader for sending in this newsclip about parents at Bell who were protesting a development (here) that could exacerbate overcrowding in the area. Apparently a developer hoping to build 31 townhomes in the Bell School district is willing to pay the school a $300K donation similar to "impact fees" out in the suburbs, to quash the protests against the development and how it will exacerbate crowding at the school. According to the story, this would be a first in CPS (true?). The Bell parents put alderman Schulter on the hotseat. No word on how this all turned out. Anyone know how Schulter voted, or whether this went through already?

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