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The Chicago Plan Commission in May adopted the South Shore Corridor Study, a blueprint for transit connectivity, land use and housing for two corridors in the South Shore neighborhood, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced Wednesday.
The study includes recommendations aimed at strengthening transit usage and making access safer and more efficient for residents of East 75th and East 79th streets, from Stony Island Avenue to Lake Michigan.
The study also identifies challenges in the local housing and retail markets, and includes recommendations for stabilizing and strengthening both, including through transit improvements.
“This project was an opportunity to study how a community can leverage its transit assets to create a wave of benefits for riders and residents,” said Leanne Redden, RTA executive director, in a press release. “Investing in transit means investing in the future of the community.”
The study was supported by the RTA, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Alderman Gregory Mitchell.
Metra's Electric commuter-rail line serves the South Shore community.