Earlier this year, LoganSquare.TV let you know that Cook County Board of Commissioners and the City of Chicago co-funded a plan to study redesign options for the plaza at Centennial Monument. The project would provide pedestrian-friendly open space while also improving traffic flow through the square. The hope is for the project to be completed in time to celebrate the state’s bicentennial in 2018.
Some of the original designs presented to city and county officials include plans to close Milwaukee Avenue to motor traffic, as well as re-routing Kedzie Avenue to the west of the CTA station, creating a pedestrian plaza between the blue line station and businesses on the east side of Kedzie.
LoganSquare.TV spoke with several neighbors about their thoughts on the plan, including 35th Ward Alderman, Rey Colon, who reminds viewers that no plans for the BIP have been finalized.