CTA officials will soon host community meetings to determine how the 10-block area under the new Red Line tracks will be used.
The meetings will include an overview of the project and what uses can and can’t be implemented in the community areas. Residents will be asked to provide ideas for each block of the project.
Examples of possible uses include additional neighborhood parking and open-air gathering areas, according to the CTA. The Uptown and Edgewater chambers of commerce will also help with planning.
Preliminary concepts will be unveiled at community meetings scheduled for the spring followed by the presentation of final schematics in the summer, according to the transit agency.
The rebuild of the Red and Purple line tracks between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr is slated to be completed in 2025, and the new community areas will come online after construction is finished.
There will be two meetings detailing the southern and northern portions. The meetings:
For blocks between Foster and Ardmore avenues: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at St. Ita Catholic Church, 5500 N. Broadway.
For blocks between Foster and Lawrence avenues: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.