The Logan Square CTA Blue Line station will be getting a rehab at the corner of N. Kedzie Ave and N. Milwaukee Ave. Planned by the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Department of Transportation, the renovation would be the first major work done to it since it opened in 1970.

CTA Logan Square Blue Line StationCDOT and Jacobs Engineering

With Jacobs Engineering designing the project, the design is not entirely finalized, but the released renderings indicate a new exit canopy structure. Showing a curved roofline, the canopy covers the stairwell and elevators coming up from the station platform underground with skylights and colored glass.

CTA Logan Square Blue Line StationCDOT and Jacobs Engineering

As part of the rehab, CDOT will be reconstructing the area surrounding the station exit. Kedzie Ave will be rerouted and turned to the northwest of the station exit, intersecting N. Milwaukee Ave at what is currently the bus turnaround. This change will allow for the construction of La Placita, a pedestrian plaza and green space that has been planned for a long time. 

Logan Square LayoutCDOT

The city is also reconstructing N. Milwaukee Ave between W. Belmont Avenue and the square. Construction on the N. Kedzie Avenue reroute and N. Milwaukee Avenue upgrades are expected to begin later this year and wrap up in 2025, but a timeline for the station rehab is currently unclear. The project is being supported with an estimated $11.8 million in federal grants and $10-15 million in TIF funding.