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Chicago Austin News Newspaper Archive: November 23, 1967 - Page 1

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   Austin News, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1967, Chicago, Illinois                                Funds Listed for Area in 5-Year Plan Improvements with an ap- proximate estimated value of are specifically list- ed for the West-Northwest Side in the joint capital improve- ments program for 1967-1971 re- leased last week by Mayor Richard Daley. In addition 10 uiese listings are larger projects such as the Crosstown expressway, city- wide street improvements, new branch libraries on undesignat- ed sites and so on, that will or can be expected to have an ef- fect on the area. A number of the projects- alley lighting, spray pools in some parks, and street traffic channelizing are already have been completed or are now being constructed. The five-year Capital Im- provements program is de- scribed in a 95-page booklet pre- pared by the Chicago Plan commission. It includes "pro- gram financing" by agencies other than the city government, from federal to local level. The Crosstown expressway leads the list of city programs affecting the West-Northwest Side, scheduled for completion in 1972. Estimated total cost of the expressway is million, comprised of federal, state and local funds. Seventeen projects are listed under street improvements. Channelizing of traffic in Aus- tin from North to Addison is scheduled for 1968-69 at an esti- mated cost of includ- ing widening and resurfacing. Channelizing of Madison be- tween Austin and Pulaski is set for 1969-71 at a cost of Central Park between 26th and Madison and from Frank- lin to North, and Jackson from Austin to are to be widened for an expendi- ture estimated at The work is to be done from 1969 to 1971. Included in a list of intersec- tions to be improved throughout the city during the period end- ing in 1971, for an estimated to- tal of are 11 West- Northwest Side crossings. They are: Central at Augusta, Cen- tral at Chicago, Cicero from Lexington to Harrison, Fuller- ton at Central, Fullerton at Narragansett, Grand at Leclair and Armitage, Jackson at Aus- tin, Jackson at Laramie, Wash- ington at Laramie and Wash- ington at Central. Engineering studies are to be Cuiiicu Owl at, cili mated cost of by the Bu- reau of engineering at Lake and Pulaski. Purpose of t h e study is prepare plans for the moving and realignment of the CTA elevated columns by the Cook County highway depart- ment at an estimated cost of Completed so far as the West- Northwest Side is concerned is the alley and security lighting i program carried out last year and the early months of this year, at a total estimated cost of million. Also recently completed is the water distribution depart- ment's Wabansia Feeder main to the Springfield plant. Installation of this S.OW feet of 48-inch water main from the station to Wabansia, thence to Springfield to Lo- well to Wabansia to North to Lowell to Grand to North to Kilpatrick to Grand to Wa- bansia to Kilpatrick to Cicero began last year. Estimated cost is listed at i Scheduled for completion next year is the mile-long Black-' hawk sewer through Humboldt I 1 Park from California to Kedzie.! Construction began this year on the project. X Two fire stations and a police department area headquarters for this area are included in the program. Construction has started on a fire station due to Grand at a cost of The second firehouse, also to be built in 1968, at an estimated cost of will be at 1713 N. Springfield. A new mil- lion police area 5 headquarters, now housed in the Shakespeare district station, is scheduled for 1969-70. Although final architect's plans are still in preparation, a building permit has been issued for a new ward yard office to I serve the 26th and 28th wards at 440 N. Campbell. Construc- tion of another joint ward yard office, for the 24th and 29th wards, is to begin next year. Estimated cost of each of the yard offices is Twenty branch library buildings ai to be deier- mined are mentioned in the report for construction be- tween 1968 and 1971 at a total expenditure of million. De- tails in the 5-year plan show no geographical locations for the libraries, some of which certainly should be located in the West-Northwest Side. Under miscellaneous munici- pal buildings is listed a West Side Community Health center to be built during the next two years at a site yet to be select- ed. Estimated cost ol the center is million. A million expenditure b listed under community im- provements for the 10 neighbor- hoed service centers in the city. including Austin, East Garfield Park and West Garfield Park, that now is in operation. An ad- ditional million is slated to establish additional service cen- ters at locations to be deter- mined, to be put into operation between 1969 and 1971. Designated for tree planting on the city parkways through- out the city, a regular annual program, is million, with (Continued on Page 2) A Time For Giving Thanks -See Editorial THF 
                            

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