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Study Description

The Village of Robbins Metra Station Transit-Oriented Development Study recommends a redevelopment strategy that creates a new neighborhood with increased residential and retail opportunities. Major components of the plan include the restoration of the flood plain by utilizing it for active recreational uses and open space, concentrating development outside of the flood plain and improving the transit facility.

 
Status
Status:Completed
Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2000
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Robbins
Current Activities:The study was completed in July 2002 and in the same year the Village was awarded $247,827 from the TCSP grant program to construct a new station house. A senior living facility was constructed in 2003-2004 just west of the Metra station. On June 13, 2012 the Village celebrated the opening of a newly-paved, 157-space commuter parking lot complete with new bike racks. To build on this effort, the RTA worked with the Village to convene a working group consisting of Village staff, the City of Blue Island, RTA staff, CMAP, Metra, ATA and Cook County Highway Department to identify ways to improve pedestrian mobility and access to the Metra Station. The final Robbins Pedestrian Access Improvement Plan can be found below under Study Documents.
Information Updated:February 2017
 
Funding
SourceInitial PlanPedestrian Access to TransitInitial PlanTotal
RTA$11,400.00$11,856.60$25,000.00$48,257
Local$0.00$0.00$0
Federal$45,600.00$47,426.40$93,026
Total$57,000.00$59,283.00$25,000.00$141,283
 
Study Documents
Village of Robbins Transit Oriented Development Study
 
Related Studies
Robbins Pedestrian Access Improvement Plan (2012)
Robbins TOD Plan Update (2018)
 
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Robbins (RI-Main)
 
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook
Municipalities:Blue Island, Posen, Robbins
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:14 Emil Jones, III, 15 Napoleon Harris, III
Illinois House Districts:28 Robert Rita, 30 William Davis
County Board Districts:Cook 5
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South, Southwest
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