The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce broke ground on a streetscape project for a new town square at West Belle Plaine Avenue, between North Lincoln and North Damen avenues.
The $2.05-million Northcenter Town Square Streetscape Project will allow for a larger pedestrian plaza with pavers, lighting upgrades, street furniture, landscaping, a play mound and a turf area. The focal point of the plaza will be a raised performance space with an overhead canopy. The Northcenter Special Service Area will be responsible for maintaining the upgrades.
“The new Town Square Streetscape Project will build on earlier work in the community, enhancing the quality of life for North Center neighbors and businesses and encourage additional economic development in this neighborhood,” said Kevin O’Malley, CDOT Managing Deputy Commissioner.
A fall 2019 completion is expected for the project, which is being handled by locally-based Sumit Construction.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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