Metra To Break Ground On New Edgewater Station

Metra is set to break ground this week on the new Peterson Ridge station on its Union Pacific North Line in Edgewater. On Monday November 1st at 11am, Metra will hold its ground breaking ceremony for the station with various elected officials including 40th Ward Alderman Andre Vasquez and County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The ceremony represents many years of planning and advocating for the station by locals, as well as the end of various delays including issues with groundwater runoff which began with a 2009 state bond program.

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New Permit Issued for 1344 N Lorel Avenue in Austin

A permit was approved on Friday for a new two-story residential building to be located at 1344 N Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The owner is listed as Kanisha Jones and plans indicate this project will yield two total units, a basement level, a two-car garage, and one paved outdoor parking spot. The plans also indicate the presence of a rear deck with enclosed stair access. The development will replace a vacant lot.

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City Council Approves Rezoning For 160 N Morgan Street In West Loop

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of 160 N Morgan Street in West Loop. The approval clears the way for the bKL-designed structure to rise near the CTA Green Line Morgan stop, adjacent to the popular late-night spot Federales. Developer Sterling Bay continues to leave its mark across the once meat-packing neighborhood with the new mixed-use structure featuring ground-floor retail to complement the surrounding area.

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