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RTA logo La Grange Comprehensive Plan Update and BNSF Corridor Plan

Study Description

As part of the Village of La Grange's effort to revise their Comprehensive Plan, the Village performed a detailed analysis of transit-oriented development opportunities along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) corridor, which includes two Metra stations in the Village. This project was completed in May 2005.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2003
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of LaGrange
Current Activities:The Village has seen major redevelopment and build-up of their downtown over the past 10-12 years with a mix of national chains and local businesses, along with condo and townhome development.

In late 2010, Metra completed a project to upgrade and replace the platforms at the Stone Avenue Metra station and the Village renovated the interior and exterior of the historic Stone Avenue Station in partnership with Metra, BNSF Railway and the West Suburban Mass Transit District. This renovation enhances the station structure, outbound platform shelter and the grounds as an outdoor public gathering space. Additionally, the Village reconstructed the Brainard Avenue commuter parking lot with a permeable green paver integrated drainage system.

In 2012, the RTA provided assistance to the Village through a collaborative effort with CMAP, ICC, BNSF, Metra and ATA to complete a pedestrian access improvement study at the Stone Avenue Station. The full Access Improvements report can be found below in the Study Documents section.

In 2013 the RTA applied for CMAQ funding on behalf of the Village for these access improvements. CMAP approved the RTA's CMAQ submittal and the construction of these improvements will began in 2016.

In August 2017 at 254 unit apartment building opened near the intersection of Ogden Avenue and LaGrange Road, a five minute walk to the LaGrange Road Metra station.
Information Updated:December 2017
SourceInitial PlanPedestrian Access to TransitTotal
Study Documents
Comprehensive Plan and BNSF Railroad Corridor Subarea Plan
Stone Avenue Station Access Improvements Report (May, 2012)
Related Studies
La Grange Stone Avenue Station Access Improvement Plan (2012)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:LaGrange Road (BNSF) accessible
Stone Avenue (LaGrange) (BNSF)
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:La Grange, La Grange Park
US Congressional Districts:3 Dan Lipinski, 4 Chuy Garcia, 5 Mike Quigley
Illinois Senate Districts:12 Steven M. Landek, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford, 41 John F. Curran
Illinois House Districts:23 Michael J. Zalewski, 7 Emanuel Chris Welch, 8 La Shawn K. Ford, 82 Jim Durkin
County Board Districts:Cook 16, Cook 17
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Central
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