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Give Voice to Your Vision for Logan Square! Participate in a Three-Part Workshop

What will be built on the plaza and parking lot at the CTA Logan Square station? Our report contains four community-led proposals. Image Credit: Steven Vance

Final report

Read the final report, which includes four preferred community-led development scenarios for the Logan Square CTA Blue Line plaza and adjacent parking lot. The appendix contains all the workshop scenarios and polling data.

The Initiative
The renovation of the CTA Blue Line Station at Logan Square offers the opportunity to reenvision the plaza, bus turnaround and nearby parking lot above. Flickr user cta web (cc)

The Metropolitan Planning Council is partnering with the office of Ald. Rey Colon (35th Ward) to host a series of public workshops about the future of an important site just above the Logan Square CTA station. Community members will work hands-on with a team of development professionals to craft specific, realistic, community-based proposals. One of the workshops will include a block exercise where community members build their vision on top of a map, and then receive feedback from developers on the feasibility of their ideas.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a renovation of the O’Hare Branch of the Blue Line, a $492 million project that will speed commutes and improve reliability. At Logan Square, CTA is planning to upgrade the entrances to the stations. In association with the Chicago Department of Planning and Development as well as the Chicago Department of Transportation, CTA is considering allowing transit-oriented development on the current site of the plaza at the intersection of Milwaukee and Kedzie Avenues, as well as the adjacent parking lot at Emmett Street and Kedzie Avenue. A request for proposals (RFP) or request for qualifications (RFQ) for these sites will be released in the coming years.

What would you like to see these sites become? Attend these workshops to add your voice to the vision and influence the scope and results of future development.

For more information about the process and what will occur at each meeting, read about MPC’s Corridor Development Initiative and learn about the CDI process MPC undertook in Uptown this spring.