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Can High-Profile Park Projects, Catalysts for Development, Play Nice With Neighboring Communities?

Can High-Profile Park Projects, Catalysts for Development, Play Nice With Neighboring Communities?
Chicago’s 606, a former industrial rail line turned linear park on the city’s near northwest side, opened in 2015 and has quickly become a part of daily life.


A car-free corridor filled with bike traffic, senior walking clubs, and arts and cultural events, the 2.7-mile trail even hosts the occasional evening stargazing event at a public observatory built into the parkway’s western edge. Miko’s, a neighborhood Italian ice stand visible from the path, has started an annual tradition of making a limited-edition flavor from berries grown on the 606.
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  1. The 2.7-mile trail even hosts the occasional evening stargazing event at a public observatory built into the parkway’s western edge.

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