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Regardless it's a benefit for the city and the drab towers that were there are being demolished for this project
QuoteRegardless it's a benefit for the city and the drab towers that were there are being demolished for this projectAgreed. The only issue I see is maybe providing easier direct connection to the Blue line like the offices on the other side.
I know it's terrible. Technically Clark and Division is my most convenient stop, but I get off at Chicago for the past two years. Once I got off at Clark and Division and I swear they were spraying everything down with some caustic acid. The vapors burned my throat and eyes. I was like, damn this is what it takes?
QuoteI know it's terrible. Technically Clark and Division is my most convenient stop, but I get off at Chicago for the past two years. Once I got off at Clark and Division and I swear they were spraying everything down with some caustic acid. The vapors burned my throat and eyes. I was like, damn this is what it takes? Its crazy but the Chicago stop has a lot of the same issues, the McDonalds right next to it is a hotbed for crazy stuff - I see an army of police there all the time and have heard many a story of flashmobs and fights. At least on that Stop I've pinpointed the source, there is a particularly rough YMCA in the same building as the Foot and Ankle clinic. Its crazy because again its the gold coast, and not only that but also a huge touristy/suburbanite nightlife district.I'm glad they are cleaning up the Clark/Division stop, I think its the last really decayed red line stop - I still remember Grand looking like something out of the third world and now its quite a showpiece for the rest of the system. I think Rahm's administration has done positive for the design of new stations - the ones put in under Daley have a lot of issues esp the brown line stations without proper shelter and already rotting wood.
I actually wish the target was built at Halsted and Division, not Division and Larrabee. I also don't understand why CDOT had not begun improvements on Division in late summer early fall. They are supposed to replace the bridge and widen the street but that could take over a year. Things just seem badly coordinated.
^ Yeah that Uptown target took long. But maybe because it included apartments? I kind of wish this one did too. I wish Division became a bit more midrise. It's safe to be said nothing really gets above 4 stories except around Polish Triangle and a block from the lake. Last time something was proposed at 5 stories in WP, residents balked at how tall it was and the shadows cast would ruin the neighborhood. FIVE stories!!!
It's practical if you are a developer in that area and building a park over the freeway will increase the value of your future developed property. Especially since they are suggesting additional towers.