The Union Row development in the 600 block west of 16th. street may signal a new trend in the gentrification of underpasses and railroad tracks. Check out these photos of the spectacular view of The Dan Ryan and the railroad tracks from these townhomes:
As you can see, the railroad tracks will provide hours of entertainment for the myriads of children who will play on them, while the Union Row homeowners will literally be a short walk from all major forms of transportation.
The underpass will also provide great shade during the afternoon sun, saving lots of cooling dollars during the hot summers.
This view from the underpass should remain unobstructed until a developer decides to actually build a house under the underpass.
Even with the back fence folks will be able to see the train tracks and the Dan Ryan. No need for these folks to get a traffic report in the morning. All they have to do is look out their window.