Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Last week, the Chicago Transit Board approved a design and build contract with Walsh Construction Company II, LLC., for the $25 million rehabilitation and upgrade to the Jefferson Park CTA station.

Final designs are not complete, but construction will include newly redesigned canopies for the bus terminal and rail station entryway, and an improved reconfiguration of the bus bays to accommodate those with disabilities and improve pedestrian flow through and around the transit center. Other work includes the installation of public art, rehabbing the train platform …

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Central Avenue Transformation

Central Avenue Transformation

Work began last week to transform Central Avenue to improve safety for all users.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

While Central and Giddings was initially selected to receive bump-outs during the 2015 Participatory Budgeting cycle, my office took the break from participatory budgeting in 2017 …

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Community Meeting for Independence Tap October 3

Community Meeting for Independence Tap October 3

I am hosting a community meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 pm, to discuss a proposal for an outdoor patio license and a public place of amusement license for Independence
Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

The owner of Independence Tap would like to allow outdoor seating in the rear patio, add a kitchen to the bar, and have the ability to charge admission for live music during a limited number of nights per week. …

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