The Damen Blue Line station will receive major developments starting this October under the CTA’s $492 million “Your New Blue” project to upgrade the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line. For the station artwork, the CTA will host a community meeting in order get public input.
The project focuses interior and exterior development on ensuring that the station’s historic features are preserved and restored. Improvement includes structural repairs, new platforms, improved lighting, widening of entrances, upgrading staircases, ceiling and floor, improved signage, replacement of platform furniture, guardrails and other historic features, and upgrading of water and sewer utilities. New bike racks are also going to be installed.
Once completed, the station will get a new, original work of art created by Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio.
The CTA has organized a public meeting on Oct. 1 in the Silver Room at 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave., where public opinions on the new artwork will be collected and forwarded to the artist’s team. The team will then develop a concept based on that input.
The station will close on Oct. 20 for renovations and will reopen on Dec. 22.