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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 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
+ 2020 Calumet Park TOD Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Calumet Park $3,500
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The RTA will convene a Developer Discussion Panel to assist the Village's efforts to attract transit- oriented development (TOD) at a vacant ~6-acre site located directly adjacent to the Metra Electric Ashland Avenue station. The Village would like to benefit from developer expertise on how to attract and consider development proposals that optimize the neighboring transit asset and align with local and regional goals.

Current Activities

The panel of development experts met in June for the 1/2 day workshop with the Village. The report of recommendations will be available at the end of summer.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 07.21.2021
+ 2020 Chicago Auburn Gresham 79th Street Corridor Plan Community Planning Corridor Planning Chicago $120,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City with a city-led initiative to provide transformative changes along neglected commercial corridors within the Auburn Gresham community areas. A plan will be developed to serve as a guide for future housing, retail and transportation investments in the commnity.

Current Activities

Project scope development is complete and the RTA anticipates the process to select a consulting team will begin in the summer of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$114,000
Local
$6,000
Last Updated 05.18.2021
+ 2020 CTA Bus Priority Zones Plan - Halsted Street Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $300,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the CTA with developing a strategy for bus route enhancements that will address slow zones along CTA Bus Route #8 - Halsted Street. The strategies will be developed in coordination with other transportation analyses along the corridors. The improvements will work to speed bus operations in persistent congested areas and accommodate expected growth in the North Branch area with improved transit service.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$150,000
Local
$150,000
Last Updated 07.21.2021
+ 2020 DuPage County Mobility Plan Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan DuPage County $94,876
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

The RTA will assist the DuPage County Department of Transportation to develop its first county-wide mobility plan. The plan will be multi-modal in nature, analyze current gaps in the transportation network, respond to the changing transportation market and address the needs of employers in the County to attract quality labor at all employment levels.

Current Activities

Initial work on the project began in July of 2021, with data collection and analysis as well as the creation of a project website and project brand. A committee of stakeholders will be formed to guide the work and is anticipated to first meet in September.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$75,901
Local
$18,975
Last Updated 07.21.2021