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Extension Planned for The 606 Takes Crucial Step Forward

Plans to extend The 606 bike and pedestrian path north to the planned Lincoln Yards mega-development project recently took a crucial step forward.
January 28, 2020, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Efforts to extend The 606 trail over the Chicago River just took a big step forward, now that developer Sterling Bay has wrapped up an obscure but important deal for control of a little-used rail line on the city’s North Side," reports Ryan Ori.

"Sterling Bay’s $1.23 million purchase Wednesday of an easement for the Chicago Terminal Railroad line ends a lengthy and complicated legal battle, and moves its idea of extending the elevated recreational trail to its $6 billion Lincoln Yards megadevelopment much closer to reality."

The existing length of The 606 has been making news in Chicago recently for gentrification controversies—a local alderman proposed a development moratorium and inspired a showdown with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  

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Published on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Chicago Tribune
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