Prairie Grove Dreams of Town Center

Article in the Northwest Herald | February 25th, 2010 | By: Lee Ann Gill
Teska Associates in conjunction with Metro Transportation Group, LandUse | USA, Metra and RTA (Regional Transit Authority) met with residents on Wednesday night to host a public open house and discuss the ‘Town Center and Transit Oriented Development Plan’. Residents, who had voiced visions of walking to their favorite eatery and doing a little shopping before catching the Metra in downtown, had good things to say. “They’ve got reasonable housing proposed, and it’s very environmentally sensitive,” nearby Burton’s Bridge resident Lori McConville said. The development is pedestrian friendly, with a Metra station, bike paths, office space, commercial, residential and recreational all “woven around the topography of the site,” Village Administrator Jeannine Smith said. | Click here to read full article