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Study Description

The Westmont Transit-Oriented Development Opportunity Study identified mixed-use redevelopment opportunities in the Metra station area. The study recommended the development of mid-rise medium density housing within the station area. In addition, the study addressed improved transit access to the station area and along Cass Avenue in the vicinity of the station.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:1999
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Westmont
Current Activities:The study was completed in September 2000. Over the past 10 years, Westmont has built a new Village Hall & Police and Fire Department facility, a new Library, updated their Metra Station and built a new community park and fountain. Additionally, the Village installed new decorative streetscapes and a community sound system which provides background music and community announcements to enhance the pedestrian friendliness of the area.

Westmont was chosen as part of the 2012 RTA Community Planning Program of Projects to update their zoning regulations their TOD study area to include transit-supportive regulations. New zoning regulations were created and will be used as guidelines as the Village improves their downtown. The regulations have yet to be adopted.
Information Updated:June 2017
SourceInitial PlanInitial PlanTotal
Study Documents
Village of Westmont Transit Oriented Development Study (September 12, 2000)
Related Studies
Westmont TOD Zoning Code Update (2012)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Westmont (BNSF) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Westmont
US Congressional Districts:6 Sean Casten
Illinois Senate Districts:24 Suzy Glowiak Hilton, 41 John F. Curran
Illinois House Districts:47 Deanne M. Mazzochi, 81 Anne Stava-Murray
County Board Districts:DuPage 2, DuPage 3
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:DuPage
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