The Park That Could Swallow Manhattan

What would be the Millennium Reserve is currently "underused and post-industrial land" and is expected to cost about $17 million to construct. At about 140,000 acres, it's approximately ten times larger than Manhattan.

"Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has stated that this urban reserve will boost the economy and create hundreds of jobs. She is also hoping for some amount of private funding for the project. The Sierra club of Illinois released a statement saying that:

'The Millennium Reserve Plan represents the first viable, large-scale attempt to protect and enhance the Lake Calumet area through an integrated, cooperative approach to land and resource management.'"

Full Story: Chicago Plans Park 10 Times Bigger than Manhattan

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Poor Journalism

If you would actually read what the Millennium Reserve Plan is, you would know the poster & article writer don't know what they're talking about.

With that said, it's good to see Chicago develop a comprehensive plan to connect existing parks & marginally increase parkland.

Irvin Dawid's picture
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That's 'Mr.' Pat Quinn...

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