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Ravenswood Metra Station Construction Update – February 2022

As spring approaches, we’ve received even more requests that usual for an update on construction of the new Ravenswood Metra Station. We reached out to 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin’s office for the latest and are excited to shed some light on next steps and a projected timeline for the end of work. Read more “Ravenswood Metra Station Construction Update – February 2022”

Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster

The City of Chicago has started work on a new study of the commercial district on Clark Street between Montrose and Foster Avenues. Dubbed “Clark Street Crossroads,” the study will seek to enhance the vitality and walkability of the corridor. Read more “Clark Street Crossroads: City Announces Study of Clark St Commercial District Between Montrose Foster”

Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) is one of the city’s longest-running and most successful programs, helping to retain and expand small businesses in nearly every neighborhood. SBIF grants use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue to reimburse businesses for permanent building repairs and upgrades. These grants can cover up to 90% percent of the cost […] … Read more “Small Business Improvement Funds: Clark/Montrose SBIF Applications Open in February”

Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants

As a part of the Chicago Recovery Plan, the City is offering community development grants to Chicago entrepreneurs, small businesses and developers. The Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is accepting grant applications for funding to support commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. The City will consider a diverse array of improvement projects, including storefront […] … Read more “Chicago Recovery Community Development Grants”

Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021

As of August 23rd, Leland Ave will be closed to traffic under the Metra tracks so that crews can install the new station’s platform. This closure is expected to last two weeks. Workers will maintain pedestrian access under the bridge and reopen one lane to traffic during the weekends. Read more “Ravenswood Metra Construction Update August 2021”

Ravenswood Metra Construction Update – Oct. 2020

The Beginning of the End Metra construction in Ravenswood feels like it’s been going on forever but the end is finally in sight! The final phase of Metra’s bridge renovation project is starting with the demolition of the old bridges from Grace to Balmoral. Crews will tear down two bridges per week, with a full […] … Read more “Ravenswood Metra Construction Update – Oct. 2020”

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