Posts tagged Uptown Normal
Normal Council Approves Trail East Developer

As Bloomington and Normal residents told Normal Town Council members Tuesday, they’re not against the proposed Trail East project, but their support would come with some specific terms.Council members unanimously authorized the Town to begin negotiations for a development agreement with Iowa-based builder Bush Construction for the proposed building at Uptown Circle.

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Proposed Development May Alter Uptown Identity, Business Owners Concerned

On Tuesday, Council members will consider whether to begin negotiations with Iowa-based Bush Construction for its proposed $29.2M mixed-use building northeast of The Circle. The 1.28-acre development site includes the public Trail East parking lot and the Town-owned building currently housing The Pod, a local art and accessories shop, at 104 E. Beaufort Street. 

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Expect Faster, Quieter Trains in Normal This Year

The $2 billion Illinois High Speed Rail project is nearing the end of its years-long journey. With goals to reduce travel times and increase safety and reliability, the busy Chicago-to-St. Louis will bring railway passengers up to 110 mph speeds.Train speeds should increase to 90 mph this summer, with full 110 mph service along the corridor in 2019, The State Journal-Register reported.

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