'Lincoln Hub': A Polka Dot Makeover for Chicago Intersection

The intersection of Lincoln Ave, Southport Avenue, and Wellington Avenue in the South Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago is in the process of a major upgrade in pedestrian-friendly placemaking.

April 16, 2015, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


"Construction starts Monday to create the Lincoln Hub, which will include wooden planters and benches, along with a sidewalk polka-dot art installation inspired by Oriental rug designs," reports Ariel Cheung. " It will take about a month to extend street curbs and install the other elements of the project, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for May."

Lee Crandell, director of the West Lakeview Special Service Area program, is quoted in the article describing the desire of neighborhood residents for a sense of a town square and central hub.

Over at the rejuvenated Streetsblog Chicago, John Greenfield provides more details about the surrounding neighborhood and the design and engineering components of the project.

Marielle Mondon also picked up on the news of the Lincoln Hub, noting its relevance to tactical urbanists and placemakers.

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