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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2014 Geneva TOD Zoning Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Geneva $20,000
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project was a implementation activity to the Station Area Plan for the downtown area that the City adopted in 2012. This project developed revised zoning to support the recommendations in the Station Area Plan.

Current Activities

In 2020 the City adopted the code revisions that are now integrate the recommended transit-oriented development zoning revisions into their municipal zoning code.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$4,000
Federal
$16,000
Last Updated 06.03.2020
+ 2014 Kane County Ride-in-Kane Assessment Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan Kane County DOT $75,000
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project assessed the existing Ride in Kane program and recommended areas of improvement. Program performance and financial conditions were examined. Solution strategies of the report focus on elements such as trip scheduling, reporting procedures, and trip pooling. An implementation plan and sponsor toolkit resource guide were prepared to assist program participants in enacting recommendations.

Current Activities

The final report was completed in October, 2015.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$15,000
Federal
$60,000
Last Updated 10.05.2016
+ 2014 Lemont Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Lemont $3,000
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

The Village was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Community Planning Program of Projects for a ULI Developer Discussion Panel. The Discussion was used by the Village to solicit guidance on ways to proactively attract infill development near the Metra Station as well as along the Downtown Main Street corridor

Current Activities

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,000
Last Updated 11.17.2016
+ 2014 Melrose Park Broadway Avenue Corridor Plan Community Planning Corridor Planning Melrose Park $99,998
  • Local
  • Federal
Completed

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Description

This project was a corridor study that led to guidelines and recommendations to be incorporated into the Village's Comprehensive Plan update. Obstacles to the Broadway corridor becoming a vibrant transit corridor were addressed in order to create a transit friendly environment that includes improved transit infrastructure, safety and beautification elements.

Current Activities

The study was completed and adopted by the Village Board in October 2015. In 2016 the Village was awarded Federal and RTA funding to contruct pedestrian access improvements along the corridor as recommended in the plan. In 2021 the Village began implementing new wayfinding and parking signage with a new rose motif, also recommended in the plan.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$20,000
Federal
$79,998
Last Updated 07.23.2021
+ 2014 Park Forest TOD Pedestrian Access Plan Community Planning Pedestrian Access to Transit Park Forest $0
  • RTA
Completed

PROJECT DETAILS

Description

The RTA worked with Village staff and appropriate agencies to develop a pedestrian access plan for the Park Forest section of the 211th Street Metra Station.

Current Activities

The final plan was completed in June 2015.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$0
Last Updated 09.04.2018
+ 2014 Tinley Park Developer / Financial Advisory Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Tinley Park $3,000
  • RTA
Completed

PROJECT DETAILS

Description

The RTA coordinated with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to bring in a panel of development expertst to the Village for a half-day discussion to provide guidance and advice on ways the community can attract TOD investment in their Metra station area.

Current Activities

The Panel convened on October 14th, 2014 and a summary report of the discussion is posted below in the Study Documents.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,000
Last Updated 12.23.2014
+ 2013 Blue Island Developer Discussion Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Blue Island $3,750
  • RTA
Completed

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Description

The RTA chose Blue Island as part of the 2013 Community Planning Program to work with ULI to assemble a developer discussion panel to provide input, guidance and advice to the City as they work to attract TOD investment on a City-owned parcel adjacent to the 119th Street Metra station.

Current Activities

This panel convened in August 2013 and a summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents. In March 2015 the City issued a RFQ seeking a redevelopment partner for approximately 7.5 acres at the southeast corner of 119th Street and Vincennes Road. The site will serve as a gateway to Blue Island and create a commercial or mixed-use node, as identified in the Comprehensive Plan and the City is still working with potential developers to explore public and private funding sources to help finance a development.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,750
Last Updated 11.17.2016
+ 2013 City of Chicago Ashland-Western Bus Rapid Transit Land Use Development Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Chicago $200,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

This project developed land use recommendations to support the CTA's planned bus rapid transit (BRT) service along the Western / Ashland corridors. The work led to the identification of land use policy changes that support transit-oriented development as well as design standards to improve the experience around potential station sites, with a focus on providing pedestrian access and increasing ridership.

Current Activities

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$160,000
Local
$40,000
Last Updated 07.28.2021
+ 2013 City of Chicago Metra Station Area Typology Study Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Chicago $125,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Completed

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Description

The project assigned development typologies to all 77 Metra stations within the City of Chicago. These typologies provide a guide for elected officials and developers to identify opportunities for appropriate TOD development in the station areas, maximize access to transit, build ridership and support the surrounding community. This plan complements the Transit Friendly Development Guide completed by the City and the CTA in 2009, which created typologies for all CTA rail stations.

Current Activities

The final report was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in October 2014. The final report and other project documents can be found at: www.chicagometratypologies.com.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$100,000
Local
$25,000
Last Updated 07.31.2017
+ 2013 Franklin Park Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Franklin Park $21,666
  • RTA
  • Federal
Completed

PROJECT DETAILS

Description

The RTA worked with the Village to update their zoning regulations in the TOD area.

Current Activities

New TOD area zoning regulations were unanimously adopted by the Village Board on October 20, 2014 and the new regulations will be posted as soon as minor revisions are made.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$4,334
Federal
$17,332
Last Updated 12.23.2014