High Speed Rail Through Skokie
Ever give much thought to what happens when they eventually connect Chicago to Milwaukee with a high speed rail.
There are two issues:
1. Where does the route go? It has to go through either Skokie or Evanston. Where would you like to see it?
2. Wherever it goes it will almost certainly develop population growth. In Skokie and Evanston that growth can take only one form, multi-unit housing. This is great for real estate developers, not so great for homeowners who want to keep things as they are.
A. For Insight on what Illinois High Speed Rail means for real estate development and more multi-unit housing, see:
Census Shows The ‘Train To Nowhere’ May Actually Be The Train To The Boom Towns This article is about a California project, but it is applicable to any form of highway or transportation development.
B. For Insight on what this could mean to your neighborhood… just close your eyes and imagine a high speed track down the street from your home…. even a mile from your home. Then think about all the multi-unit housing that will spring up, the increased traffic congestion and the increased noise. And all your new neighbors.