Friday, April 24, 2009

Central Area Action Plan: Update from the Trib

On the front page of today the main story was about Chicago's Central Area Action Plan. It sounds like the plan is set to be approved by city council next month, which might be alarming to some. However, they still haven't said how it's going to be funded and our guess is that many of the projects have a loooooong way to go.

The Olympic bid (which is set to be decided upon in October) proves to be the wild card again. If Chicago is awarded the games, we expect a lot of these projects to get fast tracked and hopefully receive a larger share of federal funds.

The Tribune has some "interactive" maps here. However, these are only a couple of the major parts of the overall Central Area Action Plan. Like we said earlier, we're going to focus on some of the projects that specifically touch the South Loop. Stay tuned, we hope to post something later today.

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