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

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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

Project development activities continue into the fall of 2020 and the half-day workshop anticipated to take place during the winter of 2021. 

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 11.13.2020
+ 2020 Chicago High Priority Commercial Corridors 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 select south and west community areas. Work along the high-priority corridors would include identifying ways for focusing resources and priorities to the benefit of the communities.

Current Activities

Project development activities continue into the fall of 2020 with a focus on the 79th Street corridor in Auburn Gresham.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$114,000
Local
$6,000
Last Updated 11.13.2020
+ 2020 DuPage County Mobility Plan Community Planning Transit Improvement Plan DuPage County $100,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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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

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$80,000
Local
$20,000
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Elburn TOD Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Elburn $125,000
  • RTA
  • Local
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with developing a TOD plan for the areas near the Elburn Metra station and downtown Elburn. Plan objectives include identifying ways to unify the downtown business district with TOD development south of the station into a connected and vibrant area that serves the entire town, is an area shopping and dining destination, and incorporates the Metra station as a focal point.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$106,250
Local
$18,750
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Hanover Park TOD Zoning Code Update Community Planning TOD Zoning Hanover Park $35,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village with updating the zoning code for its Village Center TOD area in an effort to enable the type of development envisioned in its TOD Plan. Zoning revisions will address parking requirements, number of dwelling units per acre, allowable land uses and the development review process.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the summer of 2020. Planning process should begin in September of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$35,000
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2020 Harvey TOD Plan Update Community Planning TOD Plan Update Harvey $145,447
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the City to update its TOD Plan that was completed in 2005 for areas surrounding the Pace Harvey Transportation Center, including the Metra station, the adjacent civic campus and points west to connect to residential areas and the University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital. The plan will address population loss, leverage improvements underway at the Transportation Center and provide new insights to high-density, transit-supportive, quality infill development.

Current Activities

The RTA contines working to identify consultant assistance for this project and anticipates kicking the project off in the winter of 2021.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$26,589
Local
$2,500
Federal
$116,358
Last Updated 11.12.2020
+ 2020 Milwaukee Ave. Developer Panel Community Planning Developer Panel Chicago 45th Ward $3,500
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will convene a Developer Discussion Panel in Chicago's 45th Ward to gather guidance and advice from development experts. The objective is to attract development to vacant sites and encourage infill development. The Developer Discussion Panel will help the Ward Alderman and the City determine goals and needs in order to best utilize vacant land along North Milwaukee Avenue near the Jefferson Park Transportation Center.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$3,500
Last Updated 08.18.2020
+ 2020 North Branch Area Bus Network Enhancements Plan 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 routes that travel through the North Branch area of Chicago. The strategies will be developed in coordination with other transportation analyses along the corridors. The improvements will work to accommodate transit service in an area of expected growth in the city.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the fall 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$150,000
Local
$150,000
Last Updated 08.18.2020
+ 2020 University Park TOD Plan Update Community Planning TOD Plan Update University Park $145,448
  • RTA
  • Local
  • Federal
Programmed

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Description

The RTA will assist the Village to update its TOD plan that was completed in 2002 for the University Park Metra station. The study will include an analysis of surrounding land uses and zoning codes, local road safety improvements and a last mile mobility strategy.

Current Activities

Project development activities will continue through the fall of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$26,590
Local
$2,500
Federal
$116,358
Last Updated 08.14.2020
+ 2019 Cary TOD Plan Community Planning Transit-Oriented Development Plan Cary $107,246
  • Local
  • Federal
In Progress

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Description

This project will include the creation of a transit-oriented development plan for the area generally located within a half mile of the Cary Metra station with particular attention given to properties located within the first quarter mile. The project will focus on future land use and infrastructure improvements that will help to strengthen the inner core of the community and encourage private reinvestment near the station.

Current Activities

Work on the project commenced in May 2019 with a Steering Committee kickoff meeting and initial data collection. Work will continue through the summer to understand existing conditions in the study area and begin interviewing community stakeholders. Community engagement opportunities will be promoted in September of 2020.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
Local
$21,449
Federal
$85,797
Last Updated 08.14.2020