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Study Description

This project developed a transit-oriented master plan for 2.16 acres of land located immediately adjacent to the Village's Metra station, building off recommendations in the Grand Avenue Village Center Plan completed in 2006. The plan also includes a market assessment of market-supportable densities and transit-supportive uses appropriate for this site and conceptual ideas for various other opportunity sites throughout the TOD area.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2013
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of River Grove
Current Activities:The plan was adopted on June 5, 2014 and the Village plans to immediately focus on implementation. To continue support of their efforts, the RTA has selected the Village as part of the 2015 Community Planning Program. The RTA, in conjunction with ULI will convene a panel of development experts to provide guidance and advice to Village staff and elected officials on ways to attract investment in the TOD area. This discussion took place on November 18, 2015 and a summary of this discussion will be posted shortly.

In October of 2017, River Grove's Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to approve a multi-family apartment development located near the River Grove Metra station at 8645 W. Grand Ave. The project consists of 48 total units spread across four buildings, with 51 parking spaces.
Information Updated:October 2017
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
River Grove Thatcher Avenue TOD Plan (March, 2014)
Related Studies
River Grove Developer Discussion Panel (2015)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:River Grove (Milw-W, NCS) accessible
Metra Rail Lines:Milwaukee District West Line
North Central Service
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Chicago, River Grove
US Congressional Districts:5 Mike Quigley
Illinois Senate Districts:10 Robert F. Martwick, 39 Don Harmon
Illinois House Districts:19 Lindsey LaPointe, 78 Camille Y. Lilly
County Board Districts:Cook 9
Chicago Wards:38 Nicholas Sposato
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, North Central
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