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The Riverwalk is closed for cleaning west of Wabash Avenue following record rainfall this weekend. View Full CaptionDNAinfo/David MatthewsDOWNTOWN — Restaurants along the Chicago Riverwalk expect to start reopening Tuesday after record rainfall this weekend put the Downtown attraction under water, city officials say. The Riverwalk remains closed west of Wabash Avenue as crews work to clean up debris and mud brought by the weekend flooding. Affected restaurants include O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe, Tiny Tapp and City Winery. The cleanup comes after 4.19 inches of rain fell Saturday, making it the wettest October day in Chicago history, according to the National Weather Service, which recorded the rainfall at O'Hare Airport. "While these events are rare, the Riverwalk was designed to withstand flood conditions during significant rain events," Tori Joseph, a spokeswoman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said in an email. "It is expected that the Riverwalk will flood as a result of significant rain...
Sherman Associates’ West Side Flats apartment complex in St. Paul.West Side Flats sits on the south bank of the Mississippi River, just off the Wabasha Street bridge. Sherman opened the first phase of the $31 million, 178-unit complex in 2014.Now Sherman is ready to begin two companion buildings, said company spokesperson Valerie Doleman, though plans are still in the conceptual phase.The Metropolitan Council grant will go toward sampling and disposing of contaminated soil at the 5.3-acre site, which sits at the intersection of East Fillmore Avenue and South Livingston Avenue, said Kyle Brasser, a developer with the company. Current plans call for a restaurant and 264 apartments, 24 percent of which will be classified as affordable units. The remainder will be luxury units.Brasser said Tuesday that construction will begin before 2017 is out, with completion in spring 2019.The Sherman project was one of 13 that received money from the Metropolitan Council in this round of grants, according to a news release. The council approved the $4 million package of grants at its July 26 meeting. Most of the money will go to cleaning up polluted sites to prepare them for development. Two small grants for transit-oriented development were included as well.The grants ranged from $43,900, which went to a project on Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun, to $750,000, which went to an effort to turn the former St. Paul Pioneer Press building into workforce housing.In all, the $4 million wil... (Finance and Commerce)
Vigo Flood Warning issued May 29 at 9:46PM EDT expiring May 31 at 5:36AM EDT in effect for: Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash, Whitley ... (WRTV Indianapolis)