143rd Street Master plan
Farr Associates was hired to prepare a land use and urban design plan for the 29-acre site adjacent to the 143rd Street Metra station in Orland Park. The public input process revealed a desire for a town center, a feature of community life previously missing from the community. The resulting plan developed a mixed use Village Center out of scratch, anchored by a rail and bus station facing a traditional town square.
The Village began work implanting the infrastructure of the plan after adoption. They created the Main Street Triangle TIF district and opened Crescent Park, a new Metra Station, and new streets in 2008. In 2014, a developer of one of the largest parcels in the plan opened a $65 million mixed use building called Ninety7Fifty on the Park with 295 apartments and 4,000 sf of ground story commercial. Late in 2016, University of Chicago-Medicine opened a $50 million 100,000 sf outpatient medical facility and commercial pharmacy on a prime corner site. In 2017 and beyond, the Village remains committed to seeing the TOD and Village Center infill with more residential and mixed use based on the original TOD Plan.
Client: Village of Orland Park
Location: Orland Park, IL