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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2022 Berkeley Access to Bus Route Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Berkeley $50,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project funds Phase I engineering necessary for future sidewalk network improvements that will provide access from residential neighborhoods south of St. Charles Road to Pace Bus Route 313. Engineering will be completed for sidewalk gaps along Lee Boulevard, Morris Avenue, Rohde Avenue, Spencer Avenue, and Jerele Boulevard.

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Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$50,000
Last Updated 03.17.2021
+ 2022 Harvard Bus Stop Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Harvard $47,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will complete Phase I engineering necessary for future pedestrian access improvements along US Rte. 14, IL Route. 173, Marengo Road, and Ayer Street. Engineering will be completed for new sidewalks, ADA improvements, crosswalks, and a Pace Bus shelter. These improvements will also better connect residents to the Harvard Metra Station and the Pace Bus Route 808.

Current Activities

Phase I engineering for this project is underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$47,000
Last Updated 03.17.2021
+ 2022 Sauk Village Pace Bus Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Sauk Village $50,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will fund Phase I engineering necessary for sidewalk, crosswalk, and other intersection improvements along Sauk Trail and Torrence Avenue. Future improvements will fill sidewalk gaps and make ADA and safety related improvements at key intersections along Pace Bus Route 358.

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Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$50,000
Last Updated 03.17.2021
+ 2022 University Park Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit University Park $50,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project will fund Phase I engineering needed for a side path that will connect the University Park Metra Station to the I-57 Industrial Corridor. This project will complete a multimodal connection between transit and a growing employment center, making it easier and more safe for workers to access jobs via transit.

Current Activities

University Park is currently working with a contracted engineer to complete Phase I engineering. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$50,000
Last Updated 03.17.2021
+ 2021 Berwyn TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Berwyn $25,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City of Berwyn with updating the City Zoning Code along the Harlem Avenue corridor from Roosevelt Road to Pershing Road. The result will include code revisions that support a more pedestrian-friendly development style along the corridor, preparing it for future rapid Pace Pulse service. Revising the code along Harlem Avenue is a recommendation for the City in the Central Harlem Avenue Corridor Study.

Current Activities

Work to create a project scope and to secure consultant assistance will begin in the summer of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$25,000
Last Updated 05.19.2021
+ 2021 Brookfield Developer Discussion Panel - Congress Park Station Community Planning Developer Panel Brookfield $3,500
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

RTA assistance will be provided to the Village that will solicit guidance and advice from development experts through a half-day discussion panel. This panel discusses the development climate and potential strategies to prepare for and attract development to Village-owned parcels near the Congress Park Metra station.

Current Activities

Work will to develop this project will commence in the summer of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 05.19.2021
+ 2021 Chicago Albany Park Mobility and Curb Management Plan Community Planning Pedestrian Access to Transit Chicago $100,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will provide technical assistance to Chicago's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Albany Park community to pinpoint new and expanded pedestrian and shared space amenities along Kimball and Lawrence Avenues as well as introduce new micro-mobility infrastructure and device parking to advance first and last mile connectivity near the Kimball Brown Line station. New public amenities recommended in the plan could include specific locations for sheltered seating for transit passengers and customers of street merchants, e-scooter and e-bike designated parking areas, wall murals along the exterior of the Kimball CTA station, a plaza area near the Kimball station, and dedicated bus priority zones for transfer stops of CTA bus routes 81 and 82. The RTA and DPD will work alongside the North River Commission, the CTA and others in Albany Park to finalize short-term, tactical recommendations

Current Activities

Work will begin in the summer to develop a project scope and obtain consultant assistance.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$90,000
Local
$10,000
Last Updated 05.19.2021
+ 2021 Maywood TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Maywood $30,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village of Maywood to revise Village Zoning Code in the downtown area as recommended in the Maywood TOD Plan Update, completed through the RTA in 2020. Code updates will allow the type of new development envisioned in the plan to take place, will address current parking in downtown Maywood and respond to the historic nature of the area. Focus areas include Lake Street and South 5th Avenue.

Current Activities

Work to develop a scope for the project and procure consultant assistance will continue into the summer.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$30,000
Last Updated 05.19.2021
+ 2021 Robbins TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Robbins $40,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with updating the zoning code in the southeast portions of the Village, from South Claire Boulevard to the Robbins Metra station. Code updates will allow the Village to realize the type of development envisioned in the Robbins TOD Plan Update, being completed by the RTA and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

Current Activities

Work to develop a scope for the project and procure consultant assistance will continue into the summer.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$40,000
Last Updated 05.19.2021
+ 2021 West Chicago Special Funding District Community Planning TOD Funding District West Chicago $40,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City to study the development of a special funding district in downtown West Chicago, the funding from which would support the redevelopment strategy outlined in the 2019 Downtown West Chicago Subarea Plan. In addition to detailing what a new Tax Increment Finance district would look like, the project will also explore how a Business Improvement District could be established and what role it would play in implementing improvements. 

Current Activities

Work to develop a scope for the project and procure consultant assistance will continue into the summer.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$40,000
Last Updated 07.21.2021