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Study Description

This project assessed the feasibility of transit-oriented development in the vicinity of the Metra Milwaukee West Line station in downtown Franklin Park. The goal of the project was to foster improvements to the area served by the Metra Station in order to attract and retain businesses, increase potential tax revenues to the Village, and increase transit ridership by enhancing pedestrian, bus and auto access to the station. This project was completed in February 2006.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2002
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Franklin Park
Current Activities:RTA worked with the Village to convene a ULI Developer Discussion Panel to solicit guidance and advice on ways to attract TOD investment in the study area. A panel of development experts met with Village staff and elected officials in July 2012 to discuss potential redevelopment opportunities at the vacant LaSalle Bank site located on Minneapolis & 25th Avenues as well as vacant land next to The Crossings condominium development. A summary of this discussion can be found below in the Study Documents. The Village has continued to discuss future opportunities with some of the panelists that attended. Additionally, the RTA worked with the Village to update their zoning regulations in the TOD area. New TOD area zoning regulations were adopted on October 20, 2014.

On October 29, 2014 the Village held a public meeting to discuss the pursuit of a Quiet Zone in the TOD area and is pursuing a Quiet Zone in conjunction with the Village of River Grove. For more information please visit
Information Updated:November 2015
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Franklin Park Developer Panel Summary Report (July, 2012)
Village of Franklin Park: Transit Oriented Development Study
Related Studies
Franklin Park Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
Franklin Park Zoning Code Update (2013)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Franklin Park (Milw-W) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Franklin Park
US Congressional Districts:5 Mike Quigley
Illinois Senate Districts:10 Robert F. Martwick, 39 Don Harmon
Illinois House Districts:20 Bradley Stephens, 77 Kathleen Willis, 78 Camille Y. Lilly
County Board Districts:Cook 16, Cook 17
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Central
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