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RTA logo Evanston Main Street Station Transit-Oriented Development Plan

Study Description

This project created a transit-oriented development plan for the City's Main Street Metra and CTA stations. The plan evaluated ways to introduce high-quality office and technology space into the station area and improve connections between the two stations.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2012
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:City of Evanston
Current Activities:The Main Street TOD Plan was adopted by the Evanston City Council on July 9, 2014. 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. This project began in May 2015 and is expected to be adopted by the City Council in fall of 2016.

In 2015, the City was awarded CMAQ funds to install new bike racks at the Main Street Station via the RTA's Access to Transit Improvement Program. A nine-story mixed-use development at Chicago Avenue and Main Street opened in fall of 2016. It includes 112 apartment units above ground floor retail space, a second level containing office and shared amenity space and 115 parking stalls.
Information Updated:July 2019
SourceInitial PlanInitial PlanInitial PlanTOD Zoning Code UpdateTotal
Study Documents
Evanston Main Street Station TOD Plan (April, 2014)
Related Studies
Evanston Transportation Center Planning Study (1999)
Evanston Multi-Modal Master Transportation Plan (2007)
Evanston TOD Parking Regulations Update (2015)
Evanston Main Street Station Bicycle Parking (2016)
Related Transit Assets
CTA Stations:Main (Purple)
Metra Stations:Main Street (Evanston) (UP-N)
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:9 Jan Schakowsky
Illinois Senate Districts:9 Laura Fine
Illinois House Districts:18 Robyn Gabel
County Board Districts:Cook 13
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:North Shore
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