The Lakeview Low-Line transforms two CTA train stations and the maintenance path under the elevated tracks between them into a continuous, half-mile long art walk and garden in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.

Location: Chicago, IL
Client: Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
Awards: 2019 AIA Chicago Small Projects Award; 2019 AIA Pennsylvania Merit Award; 2018 ASLA Illinois Design Award

PORT has worked in collaboration with the Lakeview Neighborhood and the Chicago Transit Authority on the Low-Line since 2016. The first phase of the project was completed in the summer of 2018 and renovated the Paulina ‘L’ station auxiliary entrance into a vibrant community hub with cubby furnishings, murals, canopy and enhanced lighting. The second phase of construction is currently underway. It includes a pathway lined with interactive lightboxes and murals and a new passive garden space for the community. Once Phase 2 is complete a continuous pedestrian connection will link the Paulina station to the Ashland Avenue commercial corridor. PORT will soon commence work with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Lakeview on design and community outreach to complete the half mile connection.

Consultant Team: PORT, LandscapeForms


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