Schakowsky celebrates "The Glen" receiving EPA Award
Today, the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Glenview, now known as “The Glen”, was named by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of four winners of the first annual “Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse” awards.
After the Naval Air Station Glenview closed in 1995, the area was redeveloped with major support from the Village of Glenview and the Illinois EPA. The 1,121-acre site now contains homes, offices, shopping centers, a museum, a commuter train station and significant outdoor space, including a lake, soccer fields, walking and biking trails, and golf courses. The Glen is also home to a Post Office, Police Station, Fire Station, public safety training academy and middle school.
In February, Rep. Jan Schakowsky formally supported The Glen’s nomination for the EPA’s Excellence in Site Reuse award in a letter to the EPA. In her letter, Rep. Schakowsky applauded the Glen contributions to the Glenview community, saying:
“With its open space, residential, and commercial areas, The Glen has enhanced the quality of life for people living and working in the area (…) I believe that NAS Glenview’s transformation to The Glen deserves recognition for its successful integration into Glenview’s municipal space. Thousands of my constituents enjoy this wonderful space year-round.”
Today, Rep. Schakowsky made the following statement after the awards were announced:
“Congratulations to the Village of Glenview, Illinois EPA, and the entire Glenview community on a well-deserved award! As all residents of Glenview have known for years, The Glen is a prime example of the great things that can be accomplished when local governments and federal agencies team up and get to work. I’m always proud of my district, and I’m happy to have just one more thing to brag about today.”