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Bryn Mawr Station Gets $10M in TIF Money for Renovations

By Benjamin Woodard | March 14, 2013 7:12pm
 Commuters wait for a train at the Red Line's Bryn Mawr stop in Edgewater.
Commuters wait for a train at the Red Line's Bryn Mawr stop in Edgewater.
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EDGEWATER — The Bryn Mawr L station is edging closer to a complete overhaul after the City Council voted Wednesday to approve $10 million in tax increment financing for its renovation.

The city had $15 million set aside from a $1 billion commitment to overhaul much of Chicago's busiest train line, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

She said a construction timeline for the Bryn Mawr station has not been set.

The facelift would be similar to what many of the Red Line stations have undergone since work began at the Jarvis, Morse, Granville, Thorndale, Argyle, Berwyn and Lawrence stations, which were all part of the CTA's $86 million Red Line renovation of North Side stations.

Other stations, such as Loyola and Wilson, are getting more extensive renovations.

The Loyola station renovations are part of a project partially financed by Loyola University. Construction is on schedule to complete a plaza adjacent to the station and a mixed-use, four-story apartment building that will include about 15,000 square feet of retail space to be completed later this year.

The Wilson stop will be completely reconstructed over the next few years. Designs for the nearly three-year renovation of the station were announced in October, and the project is set to begin in the middle of next year. The reconstructed station will be bigger and allow transfers between Red Line and Purple Line Express trains.