Losing Lakeview’s Charm, Gaining a Cement Skyway


Here we are on Belmont Ave. standing at the Red Line El station in the heart of Central Lakeview – one of Chicago’s top theater, restaurant, entertainment districts. Right around the corner is Clark St., famous for its charming old buildings, clever little shops and restaurants.

But this neighborhood will be changed forever by the CTA’s proposed Belmont Flyover.


Here’s how Clark St. will look after the CTA gets done with it.
Think anyone will want to live here, visit here, after they destroy Clark Street?

Here’s a letter from Adam Rosa, urban planner & president of Hawthorne Neighbors, detailing how the proposed Flyover will affect Central Lakeview: HNCTALetter