Originally Posted by paytonc
The CTA is apparently unwilling to pursue any changes to the station until they know its ultimate fate vis-a-vis the Circle Line.
Well, wouldn't you know it, the Renew Crew is reworking this station right now.
I doubt it will be substantial enough. I'd like to see a complete stripping, sanding, and repainting, and the rebuilding of all floor surfaces and stairs with fresh concrete and drainage systems. The walls in the mezzanine could be restored to their 1950s appearance far more cheaply than a complete reworking with the ugly new 2x2 mosaic tiles. All told, maybe a $5 million job? Easily funded out of TIF, and it wouldn't involve any of the stupid capacity expansions required for CMAQ funding. The only thorn is ADA, and you could probably finesse the scope of work to avoid the major-renovation status that would necessitate hellishly expensive new elevators.