Friday, June 29, 2007

Think brownfield development is easy?

Lest there be any doubt I am a geek.... what do I spend my money on ebay trying to buy? I recently found someone selling an old blueprint for the entire rail yard that was part of the J&L site on the South Side.

I had the whole thing scanned. I can't get a smaller image to really show the detail, but if you click on the image below you will get the full PDF file (~2.5mb) which you can zoom in on. The lesson of this? If anyone thinks brownfield development is easy, take a look at what was actually underneath what we have now named again the "South Side Works". Part of the site had been industrial for well over a century. Think about that when you are shopping in REI or biking down the trail.




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