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Study Description

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.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2007
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
SourceInitial PlanTotal
Study Documents
Chicago Heights - Downtown TOD Study - Adopted Nov 2009 (November 2, 2009)
Chicago Heights - Downtown TOD Study Brochure (November 2, 2009)
Related Studies
Chicago Heights Pace Route Access Improvements (2018)
Related Transit Assets
Pace Passenger Facilities:Chicago Heights Transfer Center
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Chicago Heights
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
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South
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