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From warehouse to penthouse: Finkl site, industrial corridor ready for makeover

A construction boom of apartment towers, office buildings, retail spaces, roads, bridges, parks and trails is envisioned for a 3.7-mile stretch along the Chicago River that once was dominated by manufacturers.

A recently released proposal, backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, aims to address a long-brewing unease between industrial companies in the area, developers that are drawing up major real estate projects and residents of gentrified North Side neighborhoods that surround warehouses.


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