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The CTA Wants Transit Oriented Developments Near Belmont Station

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[Belmont and Wilton avenues before and after proposed TOD]

The CTA has been a roll lately with major station repair and improvement projects, but nothing had people scratching their heads more than last week's announcement of its Red & Purple Modernization Program which includes a floating open-air bypass route near the Belmont station. However, in order to complete the Red-Purple Bypass, the CTA would need to purchase and raze upwards of 16 buildings along the path of the proposed transit line bypass. However, now the CTA wants to get into mixed-use TOD projects on the land that will be acquired by the city to build the Red-Purple Bypass, according to DNAinfo. The idea is still in preliminary stages, and even if the plan moves forward, it would be years before these buildings are constructed.