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Posted on: April 30, 2018

BUFFALO GROVE TO KICK-OFF PRAIRIE VIEW METRA STATION AREA PLAN AT PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

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The public open house will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove.

The Village of Buffalo Grove is kicking off the Prairie View Metra Station Area Plan with a public open house on May 10, 2018. Planning and design firm, Ratio, has been retained by the Village to guide the project, which will produce a community-driven vision and plan for the area around the train station. It will take into consideration both the opportunities and challenges of the area, as well as Metra’s North Central Service, which provides train service to the Prairie Grove Metra Station.

This is the first public open house for the project, and will be held Thursday, May 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove. The public is encouraged to drop-by anytime during the open house to learn more about the project and provide input on the future of the area.   

Ratio will lead the open house by facilitating interactive stations intended to generate ideas and gain feedback from the public. Project Lead Lesley Roth of Ratio stated, “We are excited to begin this important project and look forward to hearing from residents, property owners, business representatives, local officials and other stakeholders on their ideas for the future of the Prairie View Metra Station Area.”  

Village President Beverly Sussman is encouraging the public to participate in the engagement activities related to the project, stating, “This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and develop a collaborative vision for this area.”

The Prairie View Metra Station Area has become a distinct neighborhood in northern Buffalo Grove. It encompasses incorporated and unincorporated properties that include residential, commercial and open space uses within the general vicinity of the Prairie Grove Metra Station. The area has experienced growth in recent years including residential developments such as Easton Station Townhomes and Prairie Landing Townhomes.

The Prairie View Metra Station Area Plan is expected to be complete by late 2018, and is a key recommendation from Buffalo Grove’s 2016 Economic Development Strategic Plan. The Village’s goal is to generate a vision and plan that will guide the future of the area.

For more information about the project and to sign up for its mailing list, visit prairieviewbg.com. This website will be routinely updated to announce additional public engagement activities, project updates and other related news.

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