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Study Description

This project studied the area surrounding the 211th Street Station, focusing on transit oriented development and pedestrian and vehicular access improvements. The Villages of Park Forest, Olympia Fields, and Matteson participated in this study. This study was completed in September 2007.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2004
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Park Forest
Current Activities:Park Forest received a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO) for a Phase II study in summer of 2010 to explore development and financial incentives to realize recommendations in the RTA-funded study. A Steering Committee consisting of representatives from Pace, Metra, RTA and Park Forest, Olympia Fields and Matteson finalized the Phase II study in the Fall of 2012 and all three communities are now focusing on implementing the recommendations.

In June 2013 the RTA coordinated with ULI to convene a developer panel to provide guidance and advice to the Village as they work to attract TOD investment near the 211th Street Metra Station. A summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents. Additionally, the Village was chosen as part of the 2014 Community Planning Program to complete a pedestrian access plan around the 211th Street Metra Station, which was completed in 2015.
Information Updated:June 2017
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelPedestrian Access to TransitTotal
Study Documents
211th Street Metra Station Transit-Oriented Development Study
Park Forest Developer Panel Summary Report (June, 2013)
Related Studies
Park Forest Developer Discussion Panel (2013)
Park Forest TOD Pedestrian Access Plan (2014)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:211th Street (Lincoln Highway) (Elec-ML) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest
US Congressional Districts:2 Robin Kelly
Illinois Senate Districts:19 Michael E. Hastings, 40 Toi W. Hutchinson
Illinois House Districts:38 Debbie Meyers-Martin, 80 Anthony DeLuca
County Board Districts:Cook 5, Cook 6
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South
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