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Study Description

The study produced a plan for the revitalization of the station area and surrounding commercial district. Previous Village planning studies were used as input to the plan.

 
Status
Status:Completed
Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2004
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Midlothian
Current Activities:The study was completed in December 2005. In November 2012 the Village met with a panel of development experts to solicit guidance and advice on ways to capitalize on redevelopment opportunities in the TOD study area. A summary of this discussion can be found in the Study Documents below.

Earlier in 2012 the Village was awarded a $400,000 US EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant to conduct 20 Phase I assessments and 12 Phase II assessments throughout the Village, mostly in the TOD area. The Village has also spent considerable effort in preparing for a Letter of Map Revision for the flood plain in the west side of the Village Center with technical assistance and support from CMAP. Assessing the clean-up and flooding issues in the TOD area will allow the Village to pursue and attract realistic development opportunities.

In early 2015 the RTA applied for and was awarded CMAQ funding on behalf of the Village to improve sidewalks and pedestrian access along 147th and near the Metra station. These improvements were constructed in 2018.

In 2016 the Village partnered with CMAP through their Local Technical Assistance program to envision potential pedestrian and stormwater management improvements at key points along 147th Street between Cicero Avenue and Kedzie Avenue. This project included a Complete Streets on-site demonstration event to show the types of potential improvements, cost estimates for improvements and funding sources to implement recommended improvements along 147th.
Information Updated:October 2018
 
Funding
SourceInitial PlanDeveloper PanelTotal
RTA$60,000.00$3,500.00$63,500
Local$0.00$0.00$0
Federal$80,000.00$0.00$80,000
Total$140,000.00$3,500.00$143,500
 
Study Documents
Midlothian Developer Panel Summary Report (November, 2012)
Midthlothian Village Center Enhancement Plan
Village Center Enhancement Plan
 
Related Studies
Midlothian Developer Discussion Panel (2012)
 
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Midlothian (RI-Main) accessible
 
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook
Municipalities:Crestwood, Markham, Midlothian
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:14 Emil Jones, III, 15 Napoleon Harris, III
Illinois House Districts:28 Robert Rita, 30 William Davis
County Board Districts:Cook 5, Cook 6
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:South, Southwest
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