Moving Forward with the Clybourn Corridor

Finkl Steel

This morning, Crain’s released an op-ed rallying to pull the plug on the Clybourn Planned Manufacturing District (PMD). In case you weren’t aware, Chicago officials passed legislation in the 1980’s that prohibited residential development in this district as a way to secure area manufacturing jobs. But this area just lost its major manufacturer, A. Finkl & Sons, as it leveled its factories and moved production to the South Side.

With Cortland now a barren stretch from Clybourn to Elston, the PMD is aversely affecting the landscape and economy. The op-ed author, Scott Nations, argues that this legislation should be reversed and the corridor should include a mix of uses, including residential and high-tech manufacturing offices; we’re apt to agree.

To read the entire article from Crain’s, please click here.


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