It’s taken on an almost-mythical nature. For so many years, residents of Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Humboldt Park have told their friends “They’re gonna build a trail up on those old tracks.” Real estate deals on nearby homes have been sealed based on the hope that this trail could become a reality. It’s taken some time for significant changes to be seen, and many people started believing they might NEVER see the trail.
But under Mayor Emmanuel, this open space project has been fast-tracked. Earlier this year, the project was awarded to Walsh Construction and ground was broken this week where the trail crosses Milwaukee Avenue.
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