October 7, 2020

Land Sale Will Support New Auburn Park Metra Station

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Parking and grand entry facilities for the planned Auburn Gresham Metra station will move forward through real estate transactions approved by City Council today

Planned for land adjacent to the station on the 600 block of West 79th Street, the facilities will be constructed through the assembly of three separate properties: .51 acres of private land for which the City will reimburse Metra $51,700 for acquisition costs; .61 acres of City-owned land that will be sold to Metra for $10; and a portion of South Lowe Street that will be vacated and combined with the other parcels.

The $30 million station along Metra’s Rock Island line will also include a boarding platform, benches, warming shelter, elevators, and other passenger amenities.

The station is expected to be completed in 2022.

 

 

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