Bloomingdale Trail

The Bloomingdale Trail

Proposed Development Moratorium Near Chicago's 606 Linear Park Causes Political Spat

Two aldermen want to halt all development activity The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, in Chicago to slow gentrification near the popular linear park.

January 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Bike Trail

Chicago's 606 Bike Path Made Gentrification Inevitable, Expert Claims

Because the rails to trails project left housing up to the market, rising rents were inevitable, claims a new report.

December 22, 2018 - Crain's

Bloomingdale Trail Gets New Name and Final Plan

Final plans for what will become the longest elevated park in the world where unveiled this week in Chicago. The 2.7-mile rail-to-trail conversion has been branded as The 606, a nod to the zip code digits shared by the neighborhoods along its route.

June 19, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

QueensWay: NYC’s Next High Line?

After 5 decades of abandonment, and recent inspiration from the much-lauded High Line, a rusty railway stretching three-and-a-half miles through central Queens may become NYC’s next elevated greenway.

January 10, 2013 - New York Times

Process, Rather Than Product, Distinguishes Chicago's 'High Line'

According to Kate Dries, it's not the design that sets apart the plans for Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago's elevated railway to park conversion. The way the project has evolved sets it apart from its east coast cousin and prior efforts.

October 1, 2012 - WBEZ

Design for Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail Takes Shape

As it wraps up the first stage of a community planning progress, Alan G. Brake checks in on the latest designs for Chicago's answer to the High Line.

May 14, 2012 - The Architect's Newspaper

All Aboard for Chicago's Massive Rail to Trail Conversion

Lisa Donovan reports that the city of Chicago has plugged a $9 million shortfall in funding required to begin construction on the long-anticipated Bloomingdale Trail project.

March 13, 2012 - Chicago Sun-Times

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