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Study Description

This project will create a transit-oriented development plan for an approximate mile radius of the future relocated and elevated Skokie-Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. The CTA is currently conducting an Alternatives Analysis to extend the Yellow Line from the current terminus at Skokie-Dempster to Old Orchard Road. If the line is extended, the existing Skokie-Dempster Station will be elevated near its current location. The new elevation presents an opportunity to improve circulation around the station where the at-grade tracks and station currently act as a physical barrier limiting development. The goal of the project is to create a circulation plan, a corresponding market study, and land use analysis for the Skokie-Dempster Station area.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2010
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Skokie
Current Activities:The plan has been finalized. The RTA will offer implementation assistance as needed. In 2015, Skokie received CMAQ program funding, via the RTA's Access to Transit Improvement Program, for pedestrian access improvements and additional bicycle parking at the Dempster Station. In 2016, the Village announced that a Target store will be built on a formerly Village-owned property adjacent to the Dempster station. It is expected to be open in late 2017. As of recent, the following projects are approved/under construction/completed in TOD radius: -A Single-Family Detached Homes project at Floral/Cleveland -Completed in November 2018 -A Mixed-Use Townhomes project at 8163 Lincoln Avenue -Under Construction as of April 2018 -A Retail project at 4844-4852 Main Street -Completed in June 2018 -A Mixed-Use Townhomes project, 'Elmwood Collection' -Under Construction as of April 2018 -A Mixed-Use Apartments project at 8025 Skokie Boulevard -Approved in March 2018 -A Live-Work Townhomes project, 'Luxury on Lincoln' -Under Construction as of Nov 2018 -A Mixed-Use Condo project at 8039 Elmwood Avenue -Under Construction as of June 2019 -'Illinois Science + Technology Park' -Under Construction as of January 2019 -A Commercial Development project, 'Ignite Gaming' -Completed in December 2019
Information Updated:September 2019
Study Documents
Dempster-Skokie Station Area Plan (December 31, 2012)
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Related Transit Assets
CTA Stations:Dempster - Skokie (Yellow) accessible
CTA Bus Routes:54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd accessible
97 Skokie accessible
Pace Bus Routes:209 Busse Highway accessible
250 Dempster Street accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:8 Ram Villivalam, 9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:16 Yehiel M. Kalish, 17 Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
County Board Districts:Cook 13
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Shore
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