Initial Efforts Advance For Peotone Airport In South Suburbs

Initial efforts have been advanced for the exploration of a new Chicagoland airport in Monee within Will County. Commonly referred to as Peotone Airport for the namesake town just to the south of it, the new facility will build upon the current Bult Field at 28261 S Kedzie Avenue. The push to build an airport here has been ongoing for over 50 years and now state legislators have passed a new bill requiring the Illinois Department of Transportation to start working towards a proposal.

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3155 W Fifth Avenue. Rendering by Perkins + Will

Fifth City Commons Breaks Ground at 3155 West 5th Avenue in West Side

A groundbreaking ceremony occurred this past week in East Garfield Park with the commencement of the Fifth City Commons affordable housing project. This redevelopment targets an underutilized plot, nestled in the city’s West Side at 3155 West 5th Avenue. Realized by Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc (POAH), the new construction will consist of a three-story edifice providing 43 for-rent apartments and 4,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

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Contractor Awarded For Austin Green Line Station Reconstruction

In a wave of continuous improvements, the Chicago Transit Board has awarded the construction contract for the Austin Green Line Station. Located at 351 N Austin Boulevard within the Austin neighborhood, the project comes at a time when the Chicago Transit Authority is working on making all of its stations fully accessible by 2038. The project is being led by the CTA itself although an architect is currently unknown.

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