Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Dorval Carter, Jr. announced on Monday that the Belmont Blue Line stop is getting a $15 million upgrade.
As a part of the city’s Your New Blue program, the station will be transformed into a new Belmont Gateway, seeking to “create an efficient, attractive environment for…customers while also incorporating modern, innovative designs.”
The station was designed by award-winning local architect Carol Ross Barney, famed for her work on the 606, the Chicago Riverwalk and the new Oklahoma City Federal Building.
While the station’s soaring white canopy is sure to put Avondale on the map architecturally, the redesign isn’t limited to aesthetic enhancements. When complete, the new Belmont Gateway will introduce several significant transit...