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July Calendar

6 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
7 Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., GRO monthly meeting, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell.
16 Community Meeting for Re-Zoning for the Property at 4618-20 N Western, Dank Haus, 4740 N Western, 7:00 p.m.
21 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
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President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


Community Meeting Regarding Re-Zoning for the Property at 4618-20 N Western Ave

There will be a public meeting, regarding a rezoning request (from C2-1 to B2-3/TOD) for the property at 4618-20 N Western Ave, to be held on July 16, 2015 Thursday 7PM at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center 4740 N Western Avenue (Brandenburg Room)

Ald. Pawar invites you to hear about and comment on this rezoning request. JAB Real Estate is proposing to build a new 5-story/59’ high mixed use building with 40 rental apartments (studio & 1 bedroom), 2,730 sf ground floor retail and 10 parking spaces/40 bike spaces on this 8,100 sf property (currently used for Car Gallery business).

For drawings, see The Greater Rockwell Organization strongly urges out membership, and all concerned citizens of the 40 th and 47 th wards to attend this very important meeting.

Please refer to the Summary Table for 4618-20 N Western Ave for detailed information on the project.


Annual GRO Yard & Garage Sale

We 'd like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Annual GRO Yard & Garage Sales, particularly Shonagh Merits, Bea Tersch, Patti Huettemann, Alley Botkin, Maria Bappert, Cathy Osika, Jaclie Beatka, Sara Spitz, and all the officers and committee chairs at GRO.

I'd also like to thank our friends at the 40th & 47th ward offices for publicizing our sale. We had over 50 participating addresses, which, I believe, is a record for this important annual event.

Additionally, I'd like to thank Susan Barton & Joe Heinen and the staff at the Red Lion for making our after sale social on Saturday so very enjoyable.

Elevate Energy & Smart Meters

Elizabeth Corrado, representative from Elevate Energy, will be addressing GRO, at our next meeting, Tuesday, July 7. She will be explaining the concept of smart meters and how to save money on energy bills by monitoring your power use and making energy efficient choices for your home. Please join us at Luther Memorial Church, 7:30 p.m. for our monthly meeting. Elizabeth will be presenting at 8:00.







Welcome to the neighborhood!

Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is committed to engage in activities that will promote civic pride and community welfare. The low-cost Membership is an excellent way to engage in your community.

From Wilson to Lawrence and Western to Virginia (at the river), you will see the elegance of Greater Rockwell Organization’s award-winning corner gardens.

The monthly GRO newsletter with a circulation of 1,500 reaches our community, as well as commuters at the Rockwell Brown Line station.

You have a more beautiful neighborhood due to the ongoing efforts of our graffiti removal program – and neighbors who join in the clean and green weekends.

Annual events such as the summer block party and the winter potluck dinner are a great way to share in our community spirit.

By signing up for GROnews (at the left, under Rockwell Station), you can join hundreds of neighbors who receive emails about local events, meeting reminders and important community alerts.

Whether you’re concerned about property taxes; public transportation; safer streets; a cleaner, greener neighborhood; a vital business district; or simply a place to say hi to your neighbors – GRO has something for you.

When we meet

Greater Rockwell Organization meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at the corner of Campbell and Wilson. Enter through the red doors (to the left of the main doors) on Wilson. You will find the buzzer up and to the right.


The goals of GRO are met through our community volunteers. Follow the links to web pages describing each committee's doings and how to contact the members if you're interested in getting involved. Please give the idea some serious thought – we welcome your participation at any level, and any amount of time you care to give.

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Fundraising & Special Events  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak