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Breaking Down Barriers: Goose Island Proposal Is In The Zone

A city of Chicago redevelopment is bent on removing manufacturing zoning to open the doors to mixed-use living within a first-time emphasis on residential housing in an area that's been monolithically industrial for decades. Can it be done? In a city that has its share of similar success stories, you could say that what's past is prologue. Since 2001 to 2016, the percentage of commercial-oriented businesses in the Goose Island quadrant of the city has been greatly increased while any whiff of residential game-planning has been significantly restrained due to local ordinances. Now, that historical has a chance to change given a dose of public-driven support and the easing of fees to incentivize developers. Photos courtesy of Flickr This is a 760-acre corridor that north to Wrightwood Avenue and south to Kinzie St., roughly bounded by the river on the east and the Kennedy Expressway to the west. The proposed…Log In to Read Full Article

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