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A new Metra station serving Auburn Gresham would be developed at 79th St. and Lowe Ave. through a City-owned land sale introduced today to City Council by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.
A .63-acre City parcel at 651 W. 79th St. would be sold to Metra for $10 and developed as a parking lot. The site would be combined with a .51-acre privately-owned parcel at 615 W. 79th St. to create an entry plaza and station facilities west of the Metra tracks. The City would reimburse Metra $51,700 for the purchase of the private parcel.
The $30 million project along Metra’s Rock Island line would include a station with a center island boarding platform, benches, warming shelter, elevators, and other passenger amenities.
The station is expected to be completed in 2022.
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