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Study Description

The Maywood station area planning project developed a plan for revitalizing the downtown core and improving pedestrian and vehicular access in the station area. The station area plan was developed in concert with a new Village comprehensive plan.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2001
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Maywood
Current Activities:The study was completed in January 2004. The Village was chosen as part of the 2012 RTA Community Planning Program of Projects for assistance with developer recruitment and soliciation of opportunities in the TOD study area. A panel of development experts met in December 2012 to discuss redevelopment opportunities in the TOD area. A Summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents section.

In late November 2011, it was announced that the West Cook County Housing Collaborative received a nearly $3 million grant for its transit-oriented development strategy to update comprehensive plans and to create a sustainable transit-oriented development fund for the communities of Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park. In 2019 the Housing Authority of Cook County is nearing completion on nine rental units in three multi-family apartment buildings reserved for disabled low-income renters, located on 5th Avenue south of the Study Area.

In July 2019 the Village Board approved the development of a mixed-use residential building with Interfaith Housing to be constructed at 820 S. 5th Ave. The development includes 72 units of affordable housing over 4,500 square feet of ground floor retail space.

In 2016 the Maywood Fine Arts Association completed the Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio in downtown Maywood on 5th Avenue just north of Lake Street. The studio is used for dance classes, fitness activities and special events.

The Village also received a $1.2 million CMAQ grant to construct a new station facility at the Maywood Metra station, which opened in 2017. Matching funds came from the Village's Fifth Avenue TIF District.

The Village was chosen again to complete an update of the TOD plan in 2019.
Information Updated:June 2019
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelInitial PlanTotal
Study Documents
Maywood Developer Panel Summary Report (December, 2012)
Maywood Station Area Plan (January 20, 2004)
Related Studies
Maywood Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
Maywood TOD Plan Update (2018)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Maywood (UP-W)
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Maywood, Melrose Park, River Forest
US Congressional Districts:4 Chuy Garcia, 7 Danny Davis
Illinois Senate Districts:39 Don Harmon, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford
Illinois House Districts:7 Emanuel Chris Welch, 77 Kathleen Willis
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 16, Cook 9
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Central
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