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Added Jan 26 2018

Niles Issues RFP For Metra Feasibility Study

Niles is the village "Where people count" unless you are from Chicago and then you count for nothing. Niles has flagrantly, blatantly, routinely and habitually ignored all complaints about the traffic impact that Niles' urban sprawl north of Touhy between Caldwell and Lehigh causes to the Chicago neighborhood south of Touhy.


    Niles Issues RFP For Metra Feasibility Study | Journal & Topics Media Group
    A rendering of a planned plaza anchored by the Niles Leaning Tower with shopping restaurants and an outdoor live music space to accommodate 4,000 people. A request for proposals was issued this week for a feasibility study to build a new Metra station along the Milwaukee North line near Touhy and Lehigh avenues in Niles.
  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    If you no likey, then move to Niles! Do you think the City of Chicago gives a rat's backside about Niles when it makes traffic or development decisions?
    I can't believe the censors on here won't allow the word a$$ on this site. What are they, kindergarteners?

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    If I had a residence in this area I'd be concerned. An outdoor live music venue would generate a lot of traffic, crowds and unwanted noise. That area has a lot of traffic already with Target and Costco. The people in Wildwood, bordering this project, pay some heavy property taxes for their quiet suburban like enclave. Leadership in Niles should recognize of course that people like me, who live in Chicago, frequently shop in their suburb because of lighter traffic and the availability of parking. If that area gets too overbuilt, a lot of us may opt to shop at the Target at the Harlem Irving Plaza in Norridge, which is closer.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @ joanie How is the HIP Target closer to Wildwood than the Niles Target? What kind of revisionist map do you have, does it show stagecoach stops, blacksmiths?

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    Area that I live in is about the same distance Central/Lawrence. I never stated that I lived in Wildwood. I thought this was posted to Jefferson Park, forgot that I was tagged for Ward 41 news too.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    I'm sure that if this project comes to fruition and includes transit- based housing your's and others migration to a different Target etc. would be but a blip on the shopping radar, seeing as how many more would be within walking distance to the stores in Niles! Niles is a commercial Mecca fueled by retail sales taxes and has forward- thinking leadership. Don't think for a minute if Norridge had the wherewithal and finances to build a project like this, they would in a heartbeat!

  • joanie 25 year resident of JP

    Forward thinking and walkable to Target? Ha! I can see the millennials now strapping a 24 pack of bottled water, toilet tissue, and paper towels on their backs and hoofing it home. Take a good look at the majority of clientele at Target and Walmart down the street: People arrive in vehicles and purchase numerous household items that are too bulky and heavy to carry. This is what keeps these stores in business, it's not Walgreens or CVS.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @ joanie I see you've got this all figured out, but not really! Up until a few months ago, Walmart.com would charge the same price as their stores for items with free shipping for an order of $35 or more. I stock up on things like paper towels, toilet paper, laundry products etc. that are bulky and let them schlep it via FedEx or UPS. For distilled water, bottled drinking water, beer, booze, and soft drinks I let Peapod do the work and usually order once a month for a $6.95 fee. If you have a Target Red Debit Card you get free shipping over $25 and a 5% discount on everything. So take your business to HIP, Niles won't blink an eye!

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