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Lake Street Improvements Will Make Way for New CTA Station

A half-mile stretch of Lake Street on the city’s Near West Side will be fully reconstructed as a foundation for adding a new elevated station on the CTA’s Green Line. It will be the fourth station added to the CTA rail system since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011.

The $60-million new station is intended to improve public transit options for businesses and industries along the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, visitors to the United Center and nearby residents, including tenants of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Villages of Westhaven complex.

“As we’ve seen in other communities where new stations have opened, we expect that this will promote private investment in this community,” said CTA president Dorval Carter. The Lake Street project is expected to be completed this December, with the new Green Line station set for a 2020 opening.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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