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House prices and the proposed expansion of Chicago's O'Hare Airport

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  • Dan P. McMillen

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Quieter aircraft are causing the 65-db noise contour band around O'Hare Airport to shrink over time, even in the event that air traffic increases by nearly 60 percent after the proposed expansion of the airport. Forecasts imply that home prices will increase by nearly $280 million (in 1997 dollars) between 1997 and the time after the expansion of the airport as the number of homes subject to severe noise falls.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (2004)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
Pages: 28-39

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2004:i:qiii:p:28-39:n:v.28no.3

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Keywords: Chicago (Ill.) ; Housing - Prices;

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