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Old 03-31-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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"A $377 million plan foresees moving part of Lake Shore Drive east from Navy Pier to the Oak Street curve, creating space for bike and pedestrian paths."
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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They have to move L.S.D. farther into the lake to do that.
OK, well the only other time LSD has been moved was to create the museum campus..this is an entirely different area and purpose.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Here are links to the primary documents.
The Central Area Action Plan (DRAFT) Documents:

Central Area Action Plan Executive Summary
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...mm20090313.pdf


Chapter 1: Land Use
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...1_Land_Use.pdf

Chapter 2: Transportation
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor..._Transport.pdf

Chapter 3: Design
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...t_3_Design.pdf

Chapter 4: North Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf

Chapter 4: South Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf

Chapter 4: Central Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf
Good thing work is slow today, because I'm going to be spending a lot of time looking at these pdfs!

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Old 03-31-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Here are links to the primary documents.
The Central Area Action Plan (DRAFT) Documents:

Central Area Action Plan Executive Summary
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...mm20090313.pdf


Chapter 1: Land Use
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...1_Land_Use.pdf

Chapter 2: Transportation
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor..._Transport.pdf

Chapter 3: Design
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...t_3_Design.pdf

Chapter 4: North Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf

Chapter 4: South Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf

Chapter 4: Central Sub Districts
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/webpor...bdistricts.pdf
Good thing work is slow today, because I'm going to be spending a lot of time looking at these pdfs!
Yea, its definitely exciting. Now, the timetables they've laid down are incredibly agressive...I dont see it happening...and the funding for any of this is far from certain. But its good to see some of these initiatives coming forward...even if I probably will be a grey haired old man once its halfway complete.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Notice how so many of these projects are scheduled to be completed by 2016? Hmm, I seem to recall some kind of big event that may occur in Chicago then.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Notice how so many of these projects are scheduled to be completed by 2016? Hmm, I seem to recall some kind of big event that may occur in Chicago then.
I obviously realized that. But assuming we get the Olympics is a big IF. And even if we do, the timetable is still very aggressive for some of these larger projects.

I still also dont quite get where this supposed funding would be coming from, when the city is already close to broke
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I obviously realized that. But assuming we get the Olympics is a big IF. And even if we do, the timetable is still very aggressive for some of these larger projects.

I still also dont quite get where this supposed funding would be coming from, when the city is already close to broke
Part of the 'genuis' of creating unnecessary TIFs in the loop depleting tax revenue into the general fund.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I obviously realized that. But assuming we get the Olympics is a big IF. And even if we do, the timetable is still very aggressive for some of these larger projects.

I still also dont quite get where this supposed funding would be coming from, when the city is already close to broke
I honestly don't believe the timetables for these projects either. I think its a way to try to snooker the Feds into giving money using the Olympics as an excuse.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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Ugh. All I can think of is the traffic nightmare that will be caused by unnecessary construction on LSD.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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only mayor daley would spend nearly $400 million for some bike paths! LOL
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