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Study Description

This project produced a redevelopment plan that integrates transit-supportive land uses with Metra commuter rail service and Pace bus service along the St. Charles Road corridor.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2005
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Bellwood
Current Activities:The Plan was completed in April 2008.

In November 2013 the Village completed a Comprehensive Plan that includes recommendations for priority redevelopment sites in the TOD Area.

Additionally, the Village was selected in 2014 to host a Developer Discussion Panel to solicit guidance and advice from ULI members on ways to attract investment along the St. Charles Road corridor; a summary report of this discussion can be found on the Bellwood Developer Discussion Panel RTAMS page.

In early 2015, the RTA applied for CMAQ funds on behalf of the Village for pedestrian improvements along St. Charles Road as a selected project in the Access to Transit Improvement Program. A Single-Family Homes residential project, 'Randolph Estates' consisting of 12 units and 48 parking spaces began construction in September 2016 and was completed in December 2018. In addition, a 10,483 sq. ft medical clinic, 'Oak Street Health' began construction in March 2018 and was completed in July 2018.

In early 2019 the Village was awarded Invest in Cook funds from Cook County Department of Transportation to complete St. Charles Road Sidewalk ADA Ramp Improvements.
Information Updated:December 2019
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Saint Charles Road Redevelopment Plan (April, 2008)
Related Studies
Bellwood Developer Discussion Panel (2014)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Bellwood (UP-W)
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Bellwood, Melrose Park, Stone Park
US Congressional Districts:4 Chuy Garcia, 7 Danny Davis
Illinois Senate Districts:39 Don Harmon, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford
Illinois House Districts:7 Emanuel Chris Welch, 77 Kathleen Willis
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 16
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Central
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