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RTA logo Bensenville Transit Improvement Plan and Station Area Study

Study Description

In the spring of 2010 the Village of Bensenville engaged a planning process to assess the potential for improving the community's overall transportation system and revitalizing its main road corridors and Downtown train station area. Increasing transit ridership and facilitating new development along the roadways as well as in downtown was key goals of the Study.

The study consisted of two primary areas; land use development in downtown and along major transit corridors and a transit improvement plan for existing and potential transit. The downtown plan assessed the short and long-term potential of redeveloping key parcels in downtown. The process evaluated land use redevelopment project potentials along key transit corridors including York Road, Green Street, and County that would enhance the transit system over time. The planning process also included a comprehensive analysis of the Villages existing and potential transit services. Recommendations took into consideration the potential expansion of the western terminal at O'Hare airport and the proposed roadway changes due to the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway Corridor. Please visit the project's website for updated reports and information http://www.thelakotagroup.com/bensenville.

 
Status
Status:Completed
Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2009
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Bensenville
Current Activities:Bensenville continues to make progress in implementing their Transit Improvement Plan & Station Area/Corridor Study. Currently under construction are the YorkWood Townhomes, a two story five unit townhome development located at 201 South York Road, approximately 1/3 of a mile from the Bensenville Metra Station. This townhome development is estimated to be completed by the end of June of 2018. The A & E Luxury Apartments, a three-story 29 unit rental apartment building located at 213 North Walnut Street was constructed in 2017 located 1/2 mile from the Metra station and a few blocks from Pace route 332 service at Irving and Addison Streets. The Green Street Grill at 120 West Green Street is also notable for being conveniently located to Metra and Pace services in downtown Bensenville.
Information Updated:June 2018
 
Funding
SourceInitial PlanInitial PlanTotal
RTA$98,504.00$3,500.00$0.00$102,004
Local$24,626.00$0.00$100,000.00$124,626
Federal$0.00$0.00$400,000.00$400,000
Total$123,130.00$3,500.00$500,000.00$626,630
 
Study Documents
Bensenville Developer Panel Summary Report (September, 2012)
Bensenville Transit Improvement and Downtown/Transit Corridor Plan
 
Related Studies
Bensenville Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
Bensenville Metra Station Access Improvements (2018)
 
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Bensenville (Milw-W) accessible
Pace Bus Routes:319 Grand Avenue accessible
332 River Road - York Road accessible
 
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook, DuPage
Municipalities:Bensenville, Chicago, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Wood Dale
US Congressional Districts:5 Mike Quigley, 8 Raja Krishnamoorthi
Illinois Senate Districts:23 Thomas Cullerton, 24 Suzy Glowiak, 39 Don Harmon
Illinois House Districts:45 Diane Pappas, 47 Deanne M. Mazzochi, 77 Kathleen Willis
County Board Districts:Cook 17, DuPage 1
Chicago Wards:41 Anthony V. Napolitano
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, DuPage, North Central, Northwest
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