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Study Description

The City of Chicago, in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), looked at three elevated train station areas (Berwyn on the Red Line, 43rd Street on the Green Line and a potential infill station near Cermak on the Green Line) and developed comprehensive land use (urban design) and transportation plans for each station. This study was an important first step in the citywide effort to strengthen the relationship between land use and transportation, plan for neighborhood growth and enhancement, inform future development and redevelopment decision-making, and guide public and private investment in three station areas.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2007
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:City of Chicago
Current Activities:The new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station, funded with $50 million in City TIF funds, opened for service in February 2015. A new entertainment district between McCormick Place and the new green line station has been developing since 2015, including the new Wintrust Arena and four new hotels, three of which provide a connection via a skybridge to McCormick Place's west building.

The Chicago Housing Authority has engaged a developer to redevelop the site of the former Harold Icks Homes at State and Cermak, directly across State Street from the green line station. The new development will be mixed-income, mixed-use and will include retail space as well as up to 900 rental and for-sale housing units.

In spring 2019 construction commenced at 2111 South Wabash Ave. to build a 24-story, 275-unit building in the McCormick Square area and one block from the station. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2020.
Information Updated:June 2019
Study Documents
DRAFT Transit-Friendly Development Guide: Plans for Four Station Areas (April, 2010)
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Related Transit Assets
CTA Stations:43rd (Green) accessible
Berwyn (Red)
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush, 4 Chuy Garcia, 7 Danny Davis, 9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:1 Antonio Munoz, 13 Robert Peters, 3 Mattie Hunter, 5 Patricia Van Pelt, 6 Sara Feigenholtz, 7 Heather A. Steans
Illinois House Districts:12 Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer, 13 Gregory Harris, 14 Kelly M. Cassidy, 2 Theresa Mah, 26 Kambium Buckner, 5 Lamont Robinson, 6 Sonya M. Harper, 9 Arthur Turner
County Board Districts:Cook 10, Cook 11, Cook 2, Cook 3
Chicago Wards:11 Patrick Thompson, 25 Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 3 Pat Dowell, 4 Sophia King, 40 Andre Vasquez, 46 James Cappleman, 47 Matt Martin, 48 Harry Osterman
Councils of Mayors:Chicago
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