This project produced a transit-oriented development plan for the three Berwyn Metra station areas along the Metra BNSF rail corridor between Harlem Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue: LaVergne, Berwyn and Harlem Ave.
|Project Type(s):||Transit-Oriented Development Plan|
|Grantee:||City of Berwyn|
|Current Activities:||The final plan was adopted by the City Council in November 2008. In the same year the City constructed a shared parking deck on Grove Avenue for their downtown using a combination of local and federal funds. They are also currently in talks with developers to develop key pieces of property within their TOD area.
In late November 2011, it was announced that the West Cook County Housing Collaborative received a nearly $3 million grant for its transit-oriented development strategy to update comprehensive plans and to create a sustainable transit-oriented development fund for the communities of Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park. The RTA is provided in-kind assistance to the West Cook Housing Collaborative as a member of the steering committee that discussed strategies to attract TOD investment in each community. The city of Berwyn has secured $11 million in grant funding to complete infrastructure improvements in the Depot District. These improvements will include improved pedestrian accommodations, new lighting, green infrastructure such as permeable pavers, new lighting, bike lanes and bike racks. Final design and then bidding the work will continue through the end of 2017.
|Information Updated:||September 2017|
|Berwyn Transit-Oriented Development Study ¿ Part 1 (November 11, 2008)|
|Berwyn Transit-Oriented Development Study ¿ Part 2 (November 11, 2008)|
|Related Transit Assets|
|Metra Stations:||Berwyn (BNSF)|
|Harlem Avenue (BNSF)|
|Municipalities:||Berwyn, Cicero, Riverside|
|US Congressional Districts:||3 Dan Lipinski, 4 Chuy Garcia|
|Illinois Senate Districts:||11 Celina Villanueva, 12 Steven M. Landek|
|Illinois House Districts:||21 Edgar Gonzalez, Jr., 23 Michael J. Zalewski, 24 Elizabeth Hernandez|
|County Board Districts:||Cook 16, Cook 17|
|Councils of Mayors:||Central|