Resident in northwest Indiana will have the opportunity to take part in public meetings regarding plans for development surrounding the West Lake Corridor extension of the South Shore Line. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the meetings will take place in Munster, Hammond and Dyer.
The public sessions will be led by architectural and planning firm Farr Associates, which was hired by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority to plan the transit-oriented development, according to The Times. The RDA is looking into potential developments around the proposed rail stations that would be installed as part of the $600 million extension.
The public meetings will all be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
- October 25 at Centennial Park Clubhouse in Munster
- October 27 at Kenwood Elementary School in Hammond
- November 1 at Plum Creek Center in Dyer
The Farr Associate’s website says the TOD project will "strengthen a vital connection between Northwest Indiana and Chicago and bring with it opportunities for new development, amenities, public spaces, jobs, and more residents."
Last month, the West Lake Corridor Project cleared a key hurdle as the Federal Transit Administration moved it into the project development phase, which is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.