• Neighbors applaud plans for bike-ped upgrades at open house for plaza and streetscape upgrades near Western Brown Line stop

    by Cameron Bolton / Streetsblog Chicago / January 25, 2024

    Last week the Chicago Department of Transportation and the 47th Ward held a community open house for the Lincoln Square Brown Line Area Streetscape and Plaza Improvements project. Held at Szold Hall at the Old Town School of Folk Music, the event provided a rundown of what's happened with the project so far and allowed attendees to leave suggestions on improvements for the Western Brown Line station area. Construction is slated to begin this spring and last for the rest of the year.

    Participant Hannah Mira Friedland said the comments she left were "mostly about activation of the space and ways to prepare it for possible food trucks, performers, pop-up installations, or markets of some sort. That's a big thing that I focused on."

    The plaza that’s going to be improved is located at the southeast corner of Leland (4700 N.) and Western (2400 W.) avenues, north of the station. The streetscape element includes Leland between Western and Lincoln (2300 W.) avenues, and Western between Leland and Montrose (4400 N.) avenues. Other Another area that is included in project is the parking lot on the southwest corner of Leland/Lincoln, which is used for the local farmers market. Read More HERE



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