A new architect's rendering of the planned Loyola Red Line entrance plaza was released late last week by 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore. Loyola University is partnering with the CTA to move the entrance from under the "L" viaduct to avoid the danger of a crosswalk across Sheridan Road that's adjacent to the viaduct.
Loyola also plans to build a four-story apartment complex overlooking the plaza at Loyola Avenue.
The new plaza is part of a $10 million project that will include new kiosks, new flooring and viaduct repairs. A previous plaza rendering had included a McDonald's, which has now been eliminated.
Loyola needs some zoning relief for both the CTA plaza and the apartment building. A public meeting is set for 7 pm Monday at Centennial Forum, Bremner Lounge, 1125 W. Loyola (at Sheridan). Zoning details here.