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BURR

PART III: VILLAGE GROWTH

RIDGE

Photo courtesy of Burr Ridge Village Center

The Burr Ridge Village Center

OVER THE PAST DECADE, THE VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE HAS UNDERTAKEN TWO MAJOR PROJECTS WITH THE HOPE OF PUTTING THE TOWN “ON THE MAP.” IN THE FINAL PART OF OUR BURR RIDGE SERIES, WE TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT BOTH PROJECTS, THE CHALLENGES THE VILLAGE HAS ENCOUNTERED ALONG THE WAY, AND THE ROLE THEY WILL PLAY IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BURR RIDGE. by Mike Ellis

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he suburbs of Chicago are continuously growing and evolving places. In 1970, Naperville was a community of about 23,000 people—not much larger than Hinsdale is today. It now boasts more than 142,000 residents, having become the size of a small city over the past few decades. Similarly sprawling

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growth statistics may be cited for a number of other west suburban communities, as acre upon acre of farmland has been transformed into subdivisions and strip malls west of the Tri-State Tollway. More locally, while the Village of Burr Ridge may never span the extent of Naperville, it has seen considerable residential growth, and focused more

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