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By: Elliott Ramos

Google confirmed on Thursday that it’s moving into the West Loop.

Some have noted that it’ll be one block from the new Morgan St. Green Line “L” station.

Google may have an eye for Chicago real estate.

The area could be pegged for a round of development as the city is planning to also renovate their street, according to city data obtained by WBEZ.

A Freedom of Information Act request into the city’s streetscapes projects revealed where the city has done street and sidewalk renovations since the ’90s.  The data also revealed several projects in the planning stages, which include a proposed streetscape for Fulton Market between Morgan and Ogden.

Previous city streetscapes features have included enhanced or new street lighting, sidewalk expansions, bike lanes, flower beds and pedestrian benches to name a few.

—Elliott Ramos is a data reporter and Web producer for WBEZ. Email him at or follow at @ChicagoEl.

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