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Study Description

This project funded technical assistance to Pace to conduct a corridor study of North Avenue between Harlem Avenue and York Road. This study aligned with the goals and objectives of the Pace Vision 20/20 plan as well as addressed regional concerns expressed in the CMAP GOTO 2040 plan. Recommendations include providing improved access to current Pace and CTA bus services, providing improved connections for people walking and biking, transportation and land-used tactics to improve the corridor for future Pace Pulse service, and some redevelopment concepts for two sites with redevelopment opportunity along the corridor.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2015
Project Type(s):Corridor Planning
Grantee:Pace Suburban Bus
Current Activities:This study was completed in June 2017 and Pace staff has begun to determine which of the recommendations to consider first for implementation.

In 2019 the Village of Melrose Park acquired and incorporated into it's jurisdiction the former Maywood Race Track, as recommended in the plan. In April 2019, reports confirmed that the 42-acre site will be developed into a three-building, 623,000-square-foot industrial and retail project, that will be called the Chariot Logistics Center.

In June 2019 the Chicago Plan Commission approved the redevelopment of the former Sears site at Harlem Ave, as recommended by the plan. Development plans include a five-story complex with 161 residential units, a grocery store, health club, and 462 parking spaces. At nearby 7141 W. Wabansia Avenue, a new four-story development with 152 units and 177 parking spaces is also planned.

RTA staff will continue to monitor for implementation activity of this study.
Information Updated:September 2019
SourceCorridor PlanningTotal
Study Documents
North Ave Corridor Appendix (June 30, 2017)
North Ave Corridor Final Report (June 30, 2017)
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Counties:Cook, DuPage
Municipalities:Chicago, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Northlake, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Stone Park
US Congressional Districts:4 Chuy Garcia, 5 Mike Quigley, 7 Danny Davis
Illinois Senate Districts:24 Suzy Glowiak Hilton, 39 Don Harmon, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford
Illinois House Districts:47 Deanne M. Mazzochi, 7 Emanuel Chris Welch, 77 Kathleen Willis, 78 Camille Y. Lilly
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 16, Cook 17, Cook 9, DuPage 1
Chicago Wards:29 Chris Taliaferro
Councils of Mayors:Chicago, DuPage, North Central
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