Monday it was beer! Tuesday it was real estate. Today, December 31st, were focusing on the amazing amount of civic projects that happened or were announced this year.
|CTA Green Line (via yochicago)|
The biggest thing that happened was the construction of the Green Line CTA station at Cermak. While it was supposed to open in 2014, it's been slightly delayed and is now looking like 2015. However, it's nearly complete.
The other big news is that McPier, DePaul and the city of Chicago are moving forward with their grand development plans to build a new arena (and also hotels and shops).
And while construction hasn't officially begun on the arena, many of the necessary pieces that need to happen have. One Lakeside bank closed at the corner of Cermak and Indiana to make way for this development. The historic Harriet Rees house was also dramatically moved north to make way for the arena: