Let there be light under the ‘L’


Groups push to improve area by Green Line stop

By Mary Wisniewski, Getting Around, Chicago Tribune

Novelist Nelson Algren wrote that “Every day is D-Day under the ‘L.’ ” The space under the “L” station at 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue has that battlefield vibe—noisy, dark, gritty and claustrophobic.

But community planners, developers, the city and the CTA are working on changing the feel of the Woodlawn intersection through new construction that will open it up to more sunlight, and make street and “L” station design changes to add light and improve safety. The idea is to make the Green Line terminal more of a neighborhood bright spot…

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