Here in NYC, we have a little bit of a housing shortage - you may have heard. Some of the vacant and underdeveloped land remaining in the city is along elevated train corridors in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, which poses a number of challenges for development, but also offers great access to transit. It's a bit of a double-edged sword.
I know that Chicago has a fair amount of historic and recent development above the el, anyone familiar care to share some insight into making it work? Any other examples of successful residential development in other cities with elevated rail?