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Study Description

The RTA chose Blue Island as part of the 2013 Community Planning Program to work with ULI to assemble a developer discussion panel to provide input, guidance and advice to the City as they work to attract TOD investment on a City-owned parcel adjacent to the 119th Street Metra station.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2013
Project Type(s):Developer Panel
Grantee:City of Blue Island
Current Activities:This panel convened in August 2013 and a summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents. In March 2015 the City issued a RFQ seeking a redevelopment partner for approximately 7.5 acres at the southeast corner of 119th Street and Vincennes Road. The site will serve as a gateway to Blue Island and create a commercial or mixed-use node, as identified in the Comprehensive Plan and the City is still working with potential developers to explore public and private funding sources to help finance a development.
Information Updated:November 2016
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Blue Island Developer Panel Summary Report (August, 2013)
Blue Island Transit Oriented Development (April, 1999)
Related Studies
Blue Island Transit-Oriented Development (1999)
Blue Island TOD Zoning Code Update (2011)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Blue Island (Metra Elec-BI)
Blue Island (Vermont Street) (RI-Main) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:Blue Island
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:14 Emil Jones, III
Illinois House Districts:27 Justin Slaughter, 28 Robert Rita
County Board Districts:Cook 5
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Southwest
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