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RTA logo Evanston Main Street Station Transit-Oriented Development Plan

Study Description

This project created a transit-oriented development plan for the City's Main Street Metra and CTA stations. The plan evaluated ways to introduce high-quality office and technology space into the station area and improve connections between the two stations.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2012
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:City of Evanston
Current Activities:The Main Street TOD Plan was adopted by the Evanston City Council on July 9, 2014. A nine-story mixed-use development at Chicago Avenue and Main Street that includes 112 apartment units above ground floor retail and second floor office and amenity space opened in fall of 2016. In 2017 the RTA assisted the City to create a TOD Parking Policy for areas surrounding this and other rail stations throughout the City. In 2018 the RTA awarded funds to install new bike racks at the Main Street Station via the RTA's Access to Transit Program.
Information Updated:June 2020
SourceInitial PlanInitial PlanInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Evanston Main Street Station TOD Plan (April, 2014)
Related Studies
Evanston Transportation Center Planning Study (1999)
Evanston Multi-Modal Master Transportation Plan (2007)
Evanston TOD Parking Regulations Update (2015)
Evanston Main Street Station Bicycle Parking (2016)
Related Transit Assets
CTA Stations:Main (Purple)
Metra Stations:Main Street (Evanston) (UP-N)
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:18 Robyn Gabel
County Board Districts:Cook 13
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Shore
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