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Study Description

This study recommends the redevelopment of the Village's business district using the Metra station as the anchor, while placing emphasis on the proximity of the harbor to downtown.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2003
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Winthrop Harbor
Current Activities:This project was completed in January 2005. Per a recommendation in the plan, the Village enhanced the streetscape along 7th Street in the TOD area in 2010 with funding assistance from ITEP. Currently, the Village is exploring ways to market their harbor and adjacent proximity to Lake Michigan as a destination and development opportunity for condos, hotel and retail. The Village was chosen as part of the 2012 RTA Community Planning Program for assistance revising their zoning code in the TOD area. This project began in April 2013 and new TOD area zoning regulations were adopted in May 2014. The adopted regulations can be found here.
Information Updated:June 2014
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Village of Winthrop Harbor Station Area and Streetscape Plan (January, 2005)
Related Studies
Winthrop Harbor TOD Zoning Code Update (2013)
Winthrop Harbor Developer Discussion Panel (2018)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Winthrop Harbor (UP-N) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Winthrop Harbor
US Congressional Districts:10 Brad Schneider
Illinois Senate Districts:31 Melinda Bush
Illinois House Districts:61 Joyce Mason
County Board Districts:Lake 4
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Lake
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