Here's the new part: once the airport is completed, airline business at Midway is moved gradually up to the new airport, giving airlines such as Southwest, ATA, and National, a new top-notch facility at a discounted price (landing fees, etc., same as at Midway). After this gradual process is completed, Midway would be torn down to make room for a new, huge, housing establishment. The city-designer's dream, this new 650-acre square of land could, if properly developed, generate more than $700,000,000 per year in revenues.

Here's some math:

**Stickney/Midway Housing Development Site:**

Area: 650 Acres

(Midway sits on a 640-acre site with a small "bump" off to the East side adding the extra few.)

Area: 650 Acres

**Area of small apartment building: .06 acres**

(These would be unique "high privacy" buildings, with only one apartment per floor, a lobby making up the first floor with each of the 5 having its own private elevator. OR, given that .06 acres is more than 3000 square feet, two smaller apartments (Still, 1500 ft. for an apartment is big!).

Area of apartment and lawns: .1 acres

Area of apartment and lawns: .1 acres

With room for parks, etc., # of viable buildings: 6000

(Of 650 acres, at .1 acres per building 6500 could fit, but parks, etc. are needed).

**Apartments in high-privacy buildings: 5**

Apartments in two-per-floor buildings: 10

(Floor area of high-privacy apartment: 2750 sq. ft.)

(Floor area of two-per-floor apartment: 1300 sq. ft.)

Price of high-privacy apartments: $2000/month

Price of two-per-floor apartments: $1000/month

Yearly value of high-privacy apartments: $24,000

Yearly value of two-per-floor apartments: $12,000

No. of high-privacy buildings: 3000

Number of high-privacy apartments: 15,000

No. of two-per-floor buildings: 3000

Number of two-per-floor apartments: 30,000

Apartments in two-per-floor buildings: 10

(Floor area of high-privacy apartment: 2750 sq. ft.)

(Floor area of two-per-floor apartment: 1300 sq. ft.)

Price of high-privacy apartments: $2000/month

Price of two-per-floor apartments: $1000/month

Yearly value of high-privacy apartments: $24,000

Yearly value of two-per-floor apartments: $12,000

No. of high-privacy buildings: 3000

Number of high-privacy apartments: 15,000

No. of two-per-floor buildings: 3000

Number of two-per-floor apartments: 30,000

*Annual return from all high-priv. apartments:*

$360,000,000

Annual return from all two-per-floor apartments:

$360,000,000

$360,000,000

Annual return from all two-per-floor apartments:

$360,000,000

__Net annual return: $720,000,000__So... whaddaya' think?