Please join in to discuss important issues at Efebinas Café 1640 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL @7pm such as: the metal shredder across from Juarez h.s. and the two heliports planned for Pilsen. (We meet in the back room where couches are located.)
Chicago Helicopter Express: Sonic Assault on Chicago’s Near South Side
February 17, 2014
Noise Free America
For immediate release
Jerry Mead Lucero
Chapel Hill: Chicago Helicopter Express has won this month’s Noisy Dozen award from Noise Free America for proposing a $12.5 million helipad, to be located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s Near South Side. The facility would include “helicopter landing and departure pads, a water taxi dock, and observation deck. The company’s helicopters would fly at 1,300 feet and mostly follow flight paths toward Lake Michigan along the nearby expressways.” The facility would serve as a launching pad for chartered flights and aerial tours.
In reality, the proposed heliport would be a sonic assault on the Pilsen neighborhood–which already experiences excessive noise. The Chicago city council recently approved a “vertiport” helicopter facility on a vacant 10-acre lot near Wood Street and 15th Street, close to Stroger Hospital. If the new heliport is approved, the Pilsen neighborhood would be surrounded by helicopter noise. Continue reading PERRO News Release on Chicago Helicopter Express: Sonic Assault