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Study Description

The City of Elgin was awarded a Community Planning grant by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to develop a Transit-Oriented Development plan for the National Street Station area. The City and consultant team worked with a steering committee, which included neighborhood residents and business owners, to develop a plan for the area around the National Street Metra Station. Valuable insights about the area were obtained through community meetings and the analysis of existing conditions. Subsequent community meetings were hosted at the library to refine and confirm proposed concept plans.

The plan proposed redevelopment opportunities for properties within a 1/4 of a mile of the National Street Train Station. The plan makes recommendations for redevelopment throughout the area particularly for the Clock Tower Plaza shopping center and intersection of National Street and Route 31. In addition to redevelopment opportunities the plan identified streetscape, pedestrian, and roadway opportunities to improve access and circulation near the station. The final report is comprised of an executive summary, detailed concept plans, design guidelines, implementation strategies and appendix including existing conditions summary and market analysis. The final report identified the importance of market forces and City actions as necessary components to implement plan objectives.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2006
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:City of Elgin
Current Activities:The City Council unanimously approved the plan on September 14th, 2011 as an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Design Guidelines.
Information Updated:June 2017
Study Documents
Elgin National Street Station Plan (September 20, 2011)
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Metra Stations:National Street (Milw-W)
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:8 Raja Krishnamoorthi
Illinois Senate Districts:22 Cristina Castro
Illinois House Districts:43 Anna Moeller
County Board Districts:Kane 17, Kane 20
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Kane/Kendall
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