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Study Description

This project created a concept plan for a mixed-use development located at the proposed new Metra commuter station on the SouthWest Line extension. The 240- acre site located at Laraway and Cedar Roads is currently vacant. The village's goal is to create a transit-supportive development.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2003
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of New Lenox
Current Activities:This study (completed in 2005) addresses a proposed station at Laraway Road along the Southwest Service expansion. This expansion project, which included 11 miles of new track, was completed in January 2006, including the Laraway Road station (opened October 9, 2006). As part of the 2013 RTA Community Planning Program of Projects, the RTA worked with ULI to convene a panel of development experts to provide guidance and advice to the Village as they try to attract development to the 240-acre vacant area near the Laraway Road Metra Station. This discussion took place on October 25, 2013 and the Summary Report can be found below in the Study Documents. The Village is currently using the recommendations from this discussion to redevelop the focus area.
Information Updated:July 2019
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTotal
Study Documents
Laraway Road 'Transit Village' (March 8, 2005)
New Lenox Developer Panel Summary Report (October, 2013)
Related Studies
New Lenox Developer Discussion Panel (2013)
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:New Lenox (RI-Main) accessible
Metra Rail Lines:SouthWest Service
Related Jurisdictions
Municipalities:New Lenox
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:19 Michael E. Hastings, 40 Toi W. Hutchinson
Illinois House Districts:37 Margo McDermed, 80 Anthony DeLuca
County Board Districts:Will 12
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Will
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