The Evanston Transportation Center Planning Study developed conceptual plans for access improvements within and between the Evanston Davis Street transit stations and the existing and planned development in downtown Evanston. Wayfinding and pedestrian access improvements were particularily emphasized as nearly half of commuters access the stations by walking. The study also recommended specific improvements at an existing bus transfer location and a review of existing bus services to assess whether it is meeting the needs of the current transit market.
|Project Type(s):||Transit-Oriented Development Plan|
|Grantee:||City of Evanston|
|Current Activities:||The study was completed in August 2001. The City incorporated design recommendations from the study, including a pedestrian ramp to the Davis Station. Mixed-use development has also been built adjacent to the east and north of the Davis St. Station. |
The City was selected as part of the 2015 RTA Community Planning Program to explore ways to create a TOD Parking Policy throughout the City.
In May 2020 the Evanston City Council approved an 18-story, 210,000 sq. ft. office project to be located less than 1,000 feet from both the 'L' and Metra rail service, the first high-rise office building to be constructed in the city in 20 years.
|Information Updated:||June 2020|
|Downtown Evanston Transit, Circulation, and Development Study (November, 2001)|
|Evanston Main Street Station Transit-Oriented Development Plan (2012)|
|Related Transit Assets|
|CTA Stations:||Davis (Purple)|
|Metra Stations:||Davis Street (Evanston) (UP-N)|
|US Congressional Districts:||9 Jan Schakowsky|
|Illinois Senate Districts:||9 Laura Fine|
|Illinois House Districts:||17 Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, 18 Robyn Gabel|
|County Board Districts:||Cook 13|
|Councils of Mayors:||North Shore|