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[Chicago] Elevated linear park in Bucktown


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It looks like Chicago may get its very own version of New York's High Line linear park. Along West Bloomingdale Avenue in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, there is an unused elevated rail line that a group wants to remake into an elevated linear park. It would be called the Bloomington Trail and would run for a little over two miles, but I'm not sure if they would utilize the entire length of the line and it looks like part of the tracks are being used on the western most end. The project's site says three miles, but I could really only see 2.1 miles of available track to use for this. Perhaps they're going to go more west than I mapped out:


Photos of the current condition:




The organization heading up the project has some renderings on their site, but they're not a very good representation. Looks like a five year old was handed a water color set so I won't bother posting them here. It is an interesting project and would be fairly unique (other than New York's version obviously).

You can get more information on the project here: http://bloomingdaletrail.org/

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