urban development

West Ridge’s Bright And Bold New Library Now Open, With Attached Affordable Housing For Seniors Coming Soon

West Ridge’s highly-anticipated new public library is now open to the public.

The Northtown Branch Library, 6800 N. Western Ave., replaces the former neighborhood library on California Avenue. The library will soon be coupled with an affordable housing complex for seniors, dubbed the Northtown Apartments. The apartments are still under construction, but 44 one-bedroom senior housing units are expected to be ready later this spring.

Edgewater Metra Station in 2015 Excites Neighbors Despite Parking Concerns

Mock-up of new Metra Edgewater station at Peterson and Ravenswood in Chicago

Residents living near the Metra tracks at Ridge and Peterson avenues are bracing for big change to their neighborhood life.

With construction to begin in 2015, the new $10 million station planned for the area would offer a convenience nowhere to be seen in the western reaches of Edgewater: Quick public transportation downtown.

Read full article available at DNAinfo.com.

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