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Hazel Crest

Hazel Crest TOD Phase 2:

Transit Oriented Development Zone

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Travel Time to Downtown
37 Minutes

 Population 1,9098,115
 Population Density
 Average HH Income
 $61,907 $58,389 $66,089
 Median HH Income
 $52,277 $50,726 $66,089
 Total Employees
 1,117 3,711 12,706
 Total Retail Expenditure
 $14,908,811 $55,241,067 $159,454,831

 Weekday/Sat/Sun Boardings
 Commuter Parking Capacity (2008)
 Commuter Parking Utilization (2008)

Source: Demographic Data by Experian/Applied Geographic Solutions

Hazel Crest TOD Site Design

Hazel Crest Design Principles

Project Details:

Hazel Crest and Metra have plans for a new station, to replace the existing one with funding from the Capital Bill.  They wish to redevelop part of this site into a new park that will be a dramatic entrance into the Village, honoring our Veterans. They also wish to build a new commuter parking lot along with other TOD developments.

The TOD site is bounded by Page, 170th, Wood, and 171st St. It is just west of the Hazel Crest Metra Station on the Metra Electric Line. It is approximately 16 parcels with possible interest from the Village to acquire. For the most park the buildings are aging frame structures, many occupied. The area is currently in a Tax Increment Financing District.

The mayors Caucus and CMAP will be addressing the housing aspects as they relate to the Go to 2040 Plan of CMAP. a streetscape concept was put together by Globetrotters Engineering as part of an application for a CMAQ grant a few years ago. A zoning amendment was initiated and passed to support the TOD Plan when it was pit into place.

Hazel Crest TOD Plan

Community Interview
Robert Palmer -- Village of Hazel Crest Village Manager:

The Village of Hazel Crest views the identified site as an important component in the Village's vision for redevelopment around the Hazel Crest station. Metra has plans for a new train station that is being partly funded by the Capital Bill. The Village adopted the 2002 TOD Plan created by Teska Associates into their Comprehensive Plan and have also reworked the downtown zoning to accommodate the TOD Plan. 

The Village's goal is to eventually create residential and commercial uses in the TOD that will cater to the commuters. Aside from adopting the TOD Plan, Hazel Crest has created two TIF districts in town as well as an Enterprise Zone to help with economic development. They have also begun demolishing blighted building sin the the TOD center using IKE and NSP funds.

Hazel Crest Development Review Process