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Study Description

Blue Island was chosen as part of a Pilot Project in 2011 to update their TOD area zoning regulations in their uptown (Vermont Street station) area. The zoning updates were completed in 2012.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2011
Project Type(s):TOD Zoning Code Update
Grantee:City of Blue Island
Current Activities:A new zoning district called the Uptown Transit-Oriented District was created and formally adopted into the City Zoning Ordinance on June 14, 2012. The new regulations can be found here. Additionally the City participated in a ULI Developer Discussion Panel focused on the 119th Street Station area. A summary of this discussion can be found on the Blue Island Developer Discussion Panel RTAMS page.
Information Updated:June 2016
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Blue Island Developer Panel Summary Report (August, 2013)
Blue Island Transit Oriented Development (April, 1999)
Related Studies
Blue Island Transit-Oriented Development (1999)
Blue Island Developer Discussion Panel (2013)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Blue Island (Elec-BI)
Blue Island (Vermont Street) (RI-Main) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Blue Island
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:14 Emil Jones, III
Illinois House Districts:27 Justin Slaughter, 28 Robert Rita
County Board Districts:Cook 5
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Southwest
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