May 6, 2019
The Chicago Transit Authority has broken ground on a new CTA station to serve the Green Line at Damen Avenue and Lake Street. The $60-million Damen will serve the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, the United Center and surrounding residential area on the Near West Side.
“Residents of the near West Side and the 27th Ward will be very happy to see work getting started on the new Damen and Lake station,” said Ald. Walter Burnett. “By investing in this community’s transportation options, we are creating a brighter future for everyone who lives and does business here.”
The new station has been designed by Perkins + Will and is the locally- based architectural firm’s first transit project in Chicago. Friday’s groundbreaking represented foundation work. Construction on the new Damen station house is expected to begin later this year, and is due for completion in 2021.
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