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Study Description

This project developed a concept plan for a new town center on a 54 acre green-field site adjacent to the Metra Electric station in Olympia Fields. The proposed town center includes a mix of civic, commercial, retail, and residential land uses adjacent to an expanded commuter rail facility.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:1999
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Olympia Fields
Current Activities:The study was completed in October 2000 and in 2014 CMAP funded an update to this study with support from the RTA.

Additionally, the RTA coordinated with ULI to assemble a panel of developers on June 12, 2013 to solicit guidance, advice and input from the development community on TOD opportunities near the 211th Street Metra Station. This discussion focused on property adjacent to the Metra station in both Park Forest and Olympia Fields. A summary of this discussion can be found here: 211th Street Station.

The Village has been selected by the RTA to complete a TOD zoning code update as part of the 2016 Community Planning program. Work is now underway to create a more transit-supportive zoning code in the station area.
Information Updated:September 2017
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Olympia Fields Town Center Concept and Design Guidelines (October 4, 2000)
Related Studies
Olympia Fields TOD Zoning Update (2016)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Olympia Fields (Metra Elec-ML)
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Flossmoor, Olympia Fields
US Congressional Districts:2 Robin Kelly
Illinois Senate Districts:19 Michael E. Hastings, 40 Patrick J. Joyce
Illinois House Districts:38 Debbie Meyers-Martin, 80 Anthony DeLuca
County Board Districts:Cook 5
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South
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