New Section of the Chicago Riverwalk Open to the Public
John Greenfield reports on the latest of a spree of public space projects in Chicago, a new two-block stretch of the Chicago Riverwalk, between State and Clark, which opened last weekend. According to Greenfield, "[t]he riverwalk extension is slated to reach Lake Street and Wacker Driver next year, creating a car-free pedestrian and bike route all the way to Lake Michigan."
Greenfield's post introduces the new features of the park as well as details about funding (a $100 million federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act loan) and concessions (which will help pay back the loan over 35 years). Greenfield also details the design themes of the Riverwalk and a boots-on-the-ground review of the newest section.