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Study Description

The Village of Hazel Crest 170th Street Station Transit-Oriented Development Planning Study resulted in a concept plan, design criteria and strategies for redevelopment of the station area. The study also recommended improved pedestrian and vehicular access, shared parking for commuters and business patrons, and physical improvements to buildings and infrastructure in the study area.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2000
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Hazel Crest
Current Activities:The study was completed in October, 2002 however, the Village received funding in 2016 from SSMMA to complete and update of the TOD Plan to take into account changes in market conditions as well as availability of affordable housing. In 2012, the Village was part of a Homes for a Changing Region report that explored regional and state strategies to address imbalances in northeastern Illinois' housing stock. Also involved were the Villages of Lansing, Olympia Fields and Park Forest with the RTA providing support as needed. This report recommends that Hazel Crest focus on rehabilitating existing housing stock and prioritize infill development around the Metra station area and along key corridors by revising zoning regulations to allow for higher densities.Click here for more information.

In 2017 Metra began a $3 million renovation of the Hazel Crest Metra station. The Village hopes the new station will be a part of the overall redevelopment of the east part of the community.
Information Updated:June 2017
Study Documents
Village of Hazel Crest Transit-Oriented Development Plan (October, 2002)
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Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Hazel Crest (Metra Elec-ML)
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham
US Congressional Districts:2 Robin Kelly
Illinois Senate Districts:15 Napoleon Harris, III
Illinois House Districts:30 William Davis
County Board Districts:Cook 5
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South
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