Wednesday, September 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A conceptual drawing of a downtown development in Maywood included in the 2004 RTA station area plan. | RTA
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently announced the start of a public comment period for nine proposed program projects, including one in Maywood. The public comment period is open until Sept. 30.
According to the RTA, the proposed project for Maywood is an update of the station area plan for the village’s downtown, particularly near the recently completed Metra commuter station.
“The focus of the planning effort will be along the 5th Avenue and Lake Street downtown business corridors within a quarter mile of the station and will explore ways to increase residential density and affordable housing near the station.”
A station area development concept for Maywood, included in the 2004 RTA station area plan. | RTA
The RTA, along with the village, Metra, Pace, consultants HNTB Corporation and Applied Real Estate Analysis, Inc., and citizens collaborated to produce over a decade ago to produce the Maywood Station Area Plan, which was released in 2004. You can read that plan here.
The RTA will select final projects for this most recent round of program projects in October 2017.You can submit your comments (and any ideas for how the 2004 plan can be updated) by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. VFP
You can also read the plan in the Scribd document below: