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Logan Square Gets First 'People Spot' Near Intelligentsia

By Mina Bloom | May 23, 2017 6:00am
 Designed by Moss Architecture, the futuristic
Designed by Moss Architecture, the futuristic "people spot" debuted last week.
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LOGAN SQUARE — If you've traveled down Milwaukee Avenue near Intelligentsia recently, you might have noticed there's now a futuristic seating area that juts out into the street.

Local architecture firm Moss Architecture partnered with the coffee shop, 2642 N. Milwaukee Ave., on the neighborhood's first "people spot," which officially debuted last week.

Other neighborhoods, including Andersonville, Lakeview and Portage Park, have seen varying degrees of success with "people spots," which are designed to give pedestrians a place to linger and help neighborhood businesses draw in customers.

The Logan Square "people spot" includes an aluminum and cedar seating area that's surrounded by native, low-maintenance grasses, including Palm Sedge and Switchgrass.

It takes up two parking spaces and doubles as a bike rack.

Visit the "people spot" at Intelligentsia Logan Square.