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Study Description

This project identified transit-oriented development opportunities for the downtown Mokena Metra Rock Island District station area.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2005
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Mokena
Current Activities:After completing the plan in 2008 the Village has taken several implementation steps, including the establishment of a TIF District as well as instituting permit fee relief and grant programs

Mokena received a grant from the Federal Railroad Grade Protection Fund in April 2011 for signal improvements at the intersection of Wolf Road and the Metra tracks located just south of Front Street. This will help improve traffic movements across the Metra tracks at Wolf Road, as suggested in the Plan.

Mokena was chosen as part of the 2012 RTA Community Planning Program of Projects for assistance connecting with development experts to discuss opportunities in the TOD study area. A panel of development experts met in November 2012 to discuss potential redevelopment opportunities in the TOD area and provide guidance and advice on ways the Village can attract development. A summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents. In recent years, (2) commercial projects were completed; 4,400 sq.ft 'Tribes Brewery' completed in May 2018, and 5,000 sq.ft 'Current Call Theater' completed in February 2017.
Information Updated:September 2019
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Mokena Developer Panel Summary Report (November, 2012)
Village of Mokena Downtown Station Area Plan (December 8, 2008)
Related Studies
Mokena Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Mokena (RI-Main) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:19 Michael E. Hastings
Illinois House Districts:37 Margo McDermed
County Board Districts:Will 12
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Will
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