Jeramey Jannene

Nik Kovac Getting First Test From Riverwest Resident Group

By - May 30th, 2008 09:29 pm
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The Riverwest Neighborhood Association is going to test Alderman Nik Kovac early in his term. Dan Knauss reports on the Riverwest Neighborhood Network website that Kovac may be getting asked to help advocate for the Anaba Tea Room being opened at Garden Park as a done deal before the RFP process to select the “highest and best use” begins.

Kovac was opposed to this kind of deal making by former Alderman Mike D’Amato and made mention of this during his successful campaign for alderman.

What has Kovac done so far? To his credit he’s already pushing the Riverwest Neighborhood Association to participate in a more open process than they may be looking for. Should be interesting to see what happens going forward, and how true Kovac will stick to his campaign promises.

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  1. Erv says:

    Well tonight Kovac floated some ideas at a Riverwest town hall meeting on crime that turned to garden park, more new dorms, and much else. A lot of residents supported a regular open RFP and others supported the plan Kovac seems to be leaning toward: issuing an open RFP with a lot of string attached, basically requiring all proposals to match the major design features of the Anaba plan.

    Stuff like a large public greenspace area and public restrooms.

    Another way to do a done deal?

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