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Study Description

Through this study, the Village developed transit-oriented development plans for two locations along the Metra North Central Line: Deerfield Parkway at Commerce Court and Route 22 at Prairie. This study produced transit-oriented development plans for two Metra stations on the North Central Line in the Village of Buffalo Grove: Buffalo Grove and Prairie View.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2005
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Buffalo Grove
Current Activities:The study was completed in January 2007. The Village surveyed area employers within the station area in summer of 2010 to identify any needed revisions to Pace Bus Route #626, which serves the station. Upgrades were made to the route shortly after.

Buffalo Grove was also chosen as part of the 2011 RTA Community Planning Program of Projects to update their zoning regulations in both station areas to include transit-supportive regulations. This project began in the 4th Quarter of 2011 and updated regulations & design guidelines for both station areas were completed in August 2012. 13 new townhomes were built in the Waterbury Place development within the Prairie View TOD area in 2013, but these units were approved for development prior to the start of the TOD zoning project. In spring of 2016 the Easton Station project broke ground in the Prairie View station area just west of I-94 and just south of Route 22. The development will consist of 15 luxury townhomes.

In 2019 the Village completed an update to the Prairie View plan and is now working to implement the revised vision. The updated plan calls for single-family homes and townhouses clustered around more than 12 acres of park space; a central area with a mix of uses, including single-family homes, multifamily housing and commercial properties, along with a gateway paying tribute to the neighborhood's history; and a south area featuring townhouses and a mixed-use building overlooking a plaza. The RTA continues to track development progress in both station areas and offer implementation assistance when appropriate.
Information Updated:June 2019
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Buffalo Grove Transit-Oriented Development Plan (December 28, 2006)
Related Studies
Buffalo Grove TOD Zoning Code Update (2012)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Buffalo Grove (NCS) accessible
Prairie View (NCS) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills
US Congressional Districts:10 Brad Schneider
Illinois Senate Districts:29 Julie A. Morrison, 30 Terry Link
Illinois House Districts:57 Jonathan Carroll, 59 Daniel Didech
County Board Districts:Lake 18, Lake 20, Lake 21
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Lake
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