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Sterling Bay Finalizes Remediation at Lincoln Yards

Sterling Bay said Thursday it had remediated more than 54 million pounds of polluted soil at Lincoln Yards, the 53-acre mixed-use development along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Making the announcement on Earth Day, the company also said it would pursue LEED-ND certification for the entire development.

“For the past four years, we’ve been working with expert geologists and environmental engineers to reverse over a century’s worth of industrial damage in the North Branch Corridor,” said Sterling Bay CEO Andy Gloor. “The land we started with at Lincoln Yards was heavily polluted and unsuitable for community use, but today, Chicago residents are one major step closer to enjoying what will soon become a thriving new neighborhood that prioritizes the health and well-being of residents and visitors.”

During a virtual forum of the Executives’ Club of Chicago, Gloor said Wednesday that the project’s first groundbreaking would occur in July.


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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 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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