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CTA Wraps Up 1st Phase of Lakeview Low-Line Project

The Chicago Transit Authority has completed Paulina Plaza, located at the west end of the future Lakeview Low-Line pathway. The Low-Line project is intended to connect Southport and Lincoln avenues with a continuous, half-mile long art walk and garden beneath the CTA elevated tracks. The project was first introduced in the 2011 Lakeview Area Master Plan.

“More than just a beautification effort, the Lakeview Low-Line will serve as a pilot for similar projects in the future that propose turning viable, unused CTA properties into shared community spaces,” said CTA president Dorval R. Carter Jr.

Phase 1 of the project was funded by Lakeview Special Service Area 227. The next phase of the Lakeview Low-Line will connect the new plazas at Paulina and Ashland in 2019, with completion expected in that same year. There is not yet a timeline or design for Phase 3 of the Low-Line, which would link Ashland to Southport.

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