Main Street TOD Area Plan
The City of Evanston has been awarded $125,000 from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to conduct a Transit Oriented Development Area Plan around the Main Street Metra and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stations. As one of only three station areas in the RTA system where Metra and CTA co-locate stations, The City of Evanston recognizes this special relationship between the two major transit systems. This station area has been the Hub of south Evanston in its early settlement and has continued to be a retail and residential hub of the city today. With two major renovation programs – the CTA Purple Line Modernization and the Metra viaduct replacement program – set to begin in the next decade, a strategic plan on how to capitalize on these two major transit investments in this area will be needed to ensure that the growth, economic development and vitality of Evanston remain forefront in the implementation of not only Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s GoTo 2040 regional plan, but also the numerous plans adopted by the Evanston City Council in recent years.
- For City of Evanston, IL
- Type Area Planning, Community Planning, Transit Design, Transit Oriented Development, Urban Design, Zoning Analysis, Financial Planning