Cook County & CDOT Fund Plan to Reshape Square

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The Bicentennial Improvements Project

Whether driving, walking, running or biking, chances are that at some point, you’ve been caught in the swirl of traffic on the roundabout at Logan Square. For years, neighbors have talked about making the traffic less confusing as well as expanding green space in the area. In fact, the Logan Square Open Space Plan adopted by Chicago in 2004 calls for such a revamp in order to meet Chicago’s standard for green space within communities.

The Bicentennial Improvements Project will address each of these concerns in a comprehensive revision of the plaza, the streets and the open areas around the Square. Last December, Cook County Board of Commissioners, and the Chicago City Council, approved funds for the planning of the project. 8th District County Commissioner Edwin Reyes, who lives in Logan Square, advocated for $275,000 in funding from Cook County.

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“…People drive through it like it’s the Indy 500”

The plan would create bicycle lanes, reroute car traffic around the square, and connect the CTA station on the west side of Kedzie with businesses on the east side via an open pedestrian plaza.

Share your thoughts about getting across the Square and enjoying the space within. Click here to find out more about the Bicentennial Improvements Project, provide your input and to sign a petition supporting the changes.

 Design Concept for Bicentennial Improvements ProjectLogan Square Bicentennial Improvements Project Design Concept

Logan Square Bicentennial Improvements Project Design Concept