This project examined potential pedestrian enhancements and transit-supportive land uses within the City's downtown which includes the Pace Chicago Heights bus terminal and a proposed site for a station on the SouthEast Service Line Extension.
|Project Type(s):||Transit-Oriented Development Plan|
|Grantee:||City of Chicago Heights|
|Current Activities:||The plan was adopted by the City Council in November 2009. The plan recommends locating the station near the existing 17th Street Crossing and closing the 17th Street Crossing to provide for safe access to the station. Redevelopment of the area around the station includes mixed-use and condo and townhouse style housing. |
In 2010, Metra completed the Alternatives Analysis for the proposed SouthEast Service Line and on March 7, 2011, then Governor Quinn signed into law House Bill 1644 which established the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District which now has authority to acquire rights to use the freight rail line, buy land to build train stations and purchase rail cars. However, in 2015 Metra put a hold on further development of the line due to limited funding resources.
|Information Updated:||June 2017|
|Chicago Heights - Downtown TOD Study - Adopted Nov 2009 (November 2, 2009)|
|Chicago Heights - Downtown TOD Study Brochure (November 2, 2009)|
|Chicago Heights Pace Route Access Improvements (2018)|
|Related Transit Assets|
|Pace Passenger Facilities:||Chicago Heights Transfer Center|
|US Congressional Districts:||2 Robin Kelly|
|Illinois Senate Districts:||40 Patrick J. Joyce|
|Illinois House Districts:||80 Anthony DeLuca|
|County Board Districts:||Cook 5, Cook 6|
|Councils of Mayors:||South|