The Garfield Gateway Project will not only completely rehabilitate CTA’s Garfield station on the Green Line, but will serve as a catalyst for community development while preserving one of the CTA’s most historic rail stations.
This $50 million project will restore the original Garfield station house on the south side of Garfield Boulevard as well as create improvements to the station itself including elevator and escalator enhancements, extensions to the platform canopies and more.
One of the oldest public transit stations in the country, Garfield was first built as part of South Side Rapid Transit’s extension to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1892.
The rehabilitation project, which will include architectural enhancements to the streetscape in coordination with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), is a key component of the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life Initiative’s Arts Block project, led by renowned Chicago artist Theaster Gates.
In July 2016, CTA received $25 million in federal funding for the project through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program.
CTA is currently finalizing designs for the Garfield station rehabilitation. Construction work is expected to begin in 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2019.
For more information, see this press release from Senator Durbin's office.