North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction Information

The CTA will begin reconstruction of the Red and Purple Line track structures between W Cornelia and W Belmont soon. Click to register for the virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8. bit.ly/3cDKSUY #CTARPM

The CTA will soon begin completely rebuilding the track structures between W Cornelia and W Belmont, replacing them with brand new structures as part of the RPM project. Residents can expect lighted underpasses, attractive designs, and reduced train noise when the project is completed in 2024. And CTA customers can expect more reliable and comfortable rides!

Join the virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 8 to learn more. Register here: bit.ly/3cDKSUY

Watch: CTA Moves 1,000-Ton Historic Building 30 Feet

If you thought your last move was a hassle, CTA has got you beat: The agency just relocated an entire building.

For 127 years, the Vautravers Building stood at 947 W. Newport Ave. in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. It now sits roughly 30 feet to the west and 10 feet to the south after a two-day herculean effort this week to slide the 1,000-ton structure out of the way of the CTA Red and Purple Line tracks. 

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The Bankes Coffee Building in Lakeview discovered

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when we destroy to build anew, we uncover things the past has forgotten. bankes coffee advertisement uncovered as part of the LP demolition for the new CTA flyover. (at Wrigleyville)

Here are the buildings the CTA will buy out for the Red-Purple Belmont Bypass

Announced today by the CTA, the Red-Purple Bypass properties the CTA would need are the following:

Buildings potentially impacted:
  • 3240 N Wilton Ave.
  • 3242 N Wilton Ave.
  • 3244 N Wilton Ave.
  • 3246 N Wilton Ave.
  • 3252 N Wilton Ave.
  • 3328 N Clark St. (rear building only)
  • 3334-3344 N Clark St.
  • 3346-3348 N Clark St. 3366 N Clark St.
  • 947 W Roscoe St.
  • 3406 N Sheffield Ave.
  • 3401-3407 N Clark St.
  • 3413 N Clark St.
  • 3415-3419 N Clark St.
  • 3421 N Clark St.
  • 947-949 W Newport
Properties potentially impacted (vacant lots, etc.):
  • 3324 N Clark St. Air Rights – approximately 1% of land on rear of property
  • 3326 N Clark St. – Air Rights – approximately 6% of land on rear of property, over parking lot
  • 3330 N Clark St. Vacant lot
  • 3368 N Clark St. Parking lot
  • 3427 N Clark St. Parking lot
Here is a visual of the land/properties that are impacted:

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