Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Councilmember Gwen McKenzie, City and MPC staff will meet to continue a dialogue about preservation and mediation in Parkridge, tomorrow at 6 p.m., Wed., June 27, at John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.


A proposed expansion of the existing H-1 historical overlay in the Parkridge neighborhood created intense community debate and disagreement last year. At Mayor Rogero’s request, City Council delayed action on the proposal in November 2017 to allow time for more discussion.


Since then, Mayor Rogero, Councilwoman McKenzie and City staff members have met with many representatives of the Parkridge community to better understand their priorities and concerns.


This public meeting is an effort to identify common goals and possible next steps in both preservation and possible mediation for neighborhood residents and property owners.


Anyone needing a disability accommodation to attend the public meeting should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at 865-215-2831.