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Loyola University Begins Construction of Kenmore Avenue Bike, Walking Path

By Benjamin Woodard | April 30, 2014 1:39pm
 Loyola University bought the 6300 block of North Kenmore from the city last year to expand its campus.
Loyola University's Kenmore Walkway
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EDGEWATER — Loyola University has started work on its bike-and-pedestrian path in the 6300 block of North Kenmore Avenue.

The university bought the street on the block last year from the city for $330,000.

The new pathway, essentially an expansion of Loyola's lakeshore campus, will include a permeable brick surface, green space, planters and a marked bike path, according to plans.

The project should be completed by the end of August, while some landscaping will have to wait for next spring, said Maeve Kiley, a university spokeswoman.

Loyola plans to spend $3.5 million to build the pathway, which will be open to the public.

The project won the support of 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman and neighborhood groups last summer.

The university said it also plans to buy the 6300 block of North Winthrop Avenue, one block to the west.