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Historic Impact Review Completed for State/Lake Elevated Station Modernization Project This Spring, BOMA/Chicago participated as a consulting party for the Federal Section 106 Review for the State/Lake Elevated Station Modernization Project. The purpose of the 106 review process is to determine the impact of federally funded projects upon historic properties. BOMA/Chicago is proud to represent out members throughout…

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Illinois General Assembly Approves New “Transit TIF” July 18, 2016   Legislation introduced and approved by the Illinois General Assembly on June 30, 2016 would allow for a new type of TIF district (called a “transit TIF”) to provide a new financial tool intended to help the City of Chicago and the CTA with funding…

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The Future of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System: Keeping Chicago on Track Last week, we shared insight on the history of Chicago’s elevated rapid transit system – better known as the “L” – and how it helped shape Chicago’s Central Business District. This week, we’ll consider what’s next for the city’s public transportation system and how its evolution will…

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Chicago’s Elevated Rapid Transit System: Tracking the Expansion of the “L” Chicago has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other great cities.  There’s the 26 miles of lakefront parks and beaches, world-class restaurants, landmark theaters, legendary professional sports, globally-inspired cultural events, and of course world-renowned architecture and commercial buildings. Chicagoans often take these assets for granted.  Yet,…

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