I believe they are continuing the environmental remediation. Several weeks ago I talked to Illinois EPA (IEPA) and they told me that in a few weeks the remediation will begin the final phase. This entails removing the urban fill that covers the whole site. They have to strip the whole site of about 7 ft.-10ft of the top layer of soil. Also they will install a barrier/retaining wall around the site's perimeter - I believe so the outer perimeter doesn't cave in. This will take about 2-3 weeks. Then ?????
Friday, June 13, 2008
What's Up At Wilson Yard?
We -- and a lot of readers -- have noticed a lot of equipment and drilling and land moving at the Wilson Yard site. So what's up? Is it a $52 million secret?
This is the response a reader got when she tried to find out from the workers what they're doing. (That's the foreman slamming the gate in our reader's face rather than answer questions.)
The most detailed information we're aware of comes from a commenter, who says
We'd like to find out the "official story" from Alderman Shiller and Peter Holsten, but -- as usual -- "they're unavailable for comment." (You can, however, find out about pedestrian plans, rain barrels, and Cubs game times on her website.)
Pretty sad, to us, when the people running the project refuse to tell the people who are paying for it (that's you and me, pal) what's going on.