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Study Description

This project created a transit-oriented development plan for an approximate 1/2 mile radius of the existing Metra station within the Village. The plan focused on expanding new development and redevelopment opportunities and providing a balanced mix of housing and jobs in the Metra station area. The TOD plan was adopted as part of the Village's Comprehensive Plan in September 2013.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2012
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Lake Villa
Current Activities:The RTA worked with the Village to prepare a marketing brochure that highlights the opportunity sites and concept plans illustrated in the TOD plan. The brochure was completed in August 2014 and the Village will use it to court prospective developers. The brochure can be found below in the Study Documents.

In early 2015 the RTA applied for CMAQ funding on behalf of the Village, as a selected project in the Access to Transit Improvement Program, for sidewalk & access improvements in the Metra station area and was awarded funding (including Lake Villa). Projects should begin construction in 2017 or 2018.

In September 2017, the Village Board voted to designate the Metra station area a Business District in order to spur redevelopment. The additional taxes generated from the business district will be used for area improvements such as enhancements to private buildings, public infrastructure upgrades and beautification efforts.
Information Updated:October 2017
Study Documents
Lake Villa TOD Plan (September 11, 2013)
Lake Village TOD Marketing Brochure (August, 2014)
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Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Lake Villa (NCS) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Lake Villa
US Congressional Districts:10 Brad Schneider, 14 Lauren Underwood
Illinois Senate Districts:32 Craig Wilcox
Illinois House Districts:64 Tom Weber
County Board Districts:Lake 1, Lake 3
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Lake
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