Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

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Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby Bryce FLK » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:23 pm

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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby skysurfr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:43 pm

They should put an airport there! that'd be cool!

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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby skysurfr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:45 pm

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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby adseguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:08 pm

Wow, I'm gonna do some research on this! Thanks for bringing it up. If they are fond of the water sports (which they are) with kayak, SUP, and the occasional kite/wind surfer I think we could see if we can get a spot there. That is, if it looks to be big and safe enough for us. Let's hope for the best here
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby adseguy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:11 pm

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-ro ... 12016.html

Our BMOC (Big Man on Campus) Mike Kelly who was really receptive to us and has a surfboard in his office apprantley was the second guy talking on the podium :) Good stuff.
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby mrgrey » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:10 pm

skysurfr wrote:They should put an airport there! that'd be cool!

:-P


I missed the chance to fly there.. got my private pilot ticket a little too late to fly there. Really pissed off a lot of pilots. Although I thought it would be fun to take out my buddys Beechcraft and fly somewhere fun to kite..
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby FSP » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:00 pm

back in the day, miegs was our sw hot spot. somebody hook this up.
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby gbleck » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:48 am

The budget they are quoting looks low. Realy low.
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby V » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:54 pm

gbleck wrote:The budget they are quoting looks low. Realy low.


Add a zero on that for sure. Gonna cost the county a bunch...i'm all for more parks though! Hard to get to for us burbians! But at least its not an apartment building for the ultra riche...
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby adseguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:47 pm

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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby Bryce FLK » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:06 pm

Wow this is going to be expensive$$$$$!! But it doesn't look like they thought about us :( .... I still cant believe they are promoting "Urban Camping"
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby adseguy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:39 pm

This PDF is super detailed if you didn't notice from the link. http://www.cpdit01.com/resources/planni ... 20Plan.pdf

and apparently the camp ground stuff is really popular with the kids. I mean, it is a nice retreat to have for the south side folks.
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby V » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:59 am

lookie lookie that fresh water flat little nookie!!! Oh man what a nugget but they will likely freak out seeing kites in that fish lagoon...or will they? Kites are non motorized powered by wind so what's the problem? If this flys you city riders will have the Top10 spot for sure...!

I'm all for better lifestyle and green. Glad Chicago is doing this work. Expensive but it is great...man maybe I need to move back in the city?!
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby adseguy » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:06 pm

W00t! I'm excited at the possibilities too! If they are gonna let divers and kayakers in they should easily let the kite boarders in (my thoughts at least). If anything it would open up a SW riding spot on the OUTSIDE of the lagoon. This would be the only SW riding spot on this side of the big lake. CRAZY! 2015 can't get here soon enough haha
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Re: Major Overhaul of Northerly Island

Postby V » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:06 am

Wow, I'm still thinking about this spot! This would be a game changer for those of us in Chicago to ride SW winds or even flat water N winds...I'm wondering if we should be proactive and weasel our way in there or not?
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