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A Metra train arrives at the LaSalle Street Metra Station in the Loop, Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021.

A Metra train arrives at the LaSalle Street Metra Station in the Loop, Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021. To reach 35 million rides this year, Metra executives discussed how to appeal to nontraditional commuters in the coming year.

Ashlee Rezin

A Metra train arrives at the LaSalle Street Metra Station in the Loop, Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021.

A Metra train arrives at the LaSalle Street Metra Station in the Loop, Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021. To reach 35 million rides this year, Metra executives discussed how to appeal to nontraditional commuters in the coming year.

Ashlee Rezin

Chicago considers six proposals to revitalize LaSalle Street

These proposals are a part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s initiative to add over 1,000 residential units to the area.

A Metra train arrives at the LaSalle Street Metra Station in the Loop, Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2021. To reach 35 million rides this year, Metra executives discussed how to appeal to nontraditional commuters in the coming year.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Major cities across the country are seeing fewer people frequenting their downtown destinations. Chicago developers have six proposals to bring the area back to life.

Reset gets the latest on the city’s LaSalle Street Reimagined initiative, and talks to experts about other efforts to revitalize downtown areas in the U.S.

GUESTS: Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago reporter covering the Loop, West Loop, River North and Gold Coast

Emily Talen, professor of urbanism at the University of Chicago

Norm Van Eeden Petersman, member advocate at Strong Towns

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