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Study Description

This project created a transit-oriented development plan for an approximate mile radius of the Geneva Metra Station. The plan recommendations focused on the expansion of retail development, increasing housing diversity, mixed-use development, parking expansion and improving access to and around the station. The final report consists of an existing conditions report, market analysis, concept plan, parking and circulation plan, design guidelines and implementation recommendations.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2010
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:City of Geneva
Current Activities:The plan was formally approved as an amendment to the Geneva Comprehensive Plan in November 2012. In May 2015, the City completed construction of a third tier on the Third Street parking deck, adding an additional 180 spaces.

Geneva continues to build transit supportive infill residential development per the plan recommendations. Two recent developments are noteworthy Campbell Row and Park Place, both completed in 2017. Campbell Row is a 5-unit townhome development at the corner of Campbell and Fourth Streets, 1/3 of a mile from the Geneva Metra station and within two blocks of Pace routes 801 and 802. Park Place is a 30-unit row house development at the corner of First and Stevens within 3/4 mile of the Metra station and Pace bus routes. In addition, in August 2019, approval took place for Phase I of Hamilton Place, which includes the construction of 16 single-family homes at the Northeast corner of Richards & State street.
Information Updated:September 2019
SourceInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Geneva Downtown / Station Area Master Plan
Related Studies
Geneva TOD Zoning Update (2014)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Geneva (UP-W) accessible
Pace Bus Routes:801 Elgin-Geneva accessible
802 Aurora-Geneva via Lake accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:14 Lauren Underwood
Illinois Senate Districts:25 Jim Oberweis, 33 Donald P. DeWitte
Illinois House Districts:49 Karina Villa, 65 Dan Ugaste
County Board Districts:Kane 11
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Kane/Kendall
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