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The Transit Impact Fee is only applied to NEW development. Existing homeowners will not be affected by the Transit Impact Fee.

TODs rely heavily on good street connectivity and linkages. Therefore, it will be critical to study connections of existing streets and the addition of new streets during this process. The following are potential street connections and improvements that will be considered as part of the designs:

  • The Main St Underpass
  • Connections to Joe Orr Road in Illinois
  • Additional internal street connections will be explored

No one’s home will be taken for transit oriented development. Any homes or land that need to be acquired will only be for the NICTD West Lake train extension.

On average, overall commute times are estimated to decrease by more than 25%. Here is the approximate station by station table of commute times by NICTD:

Hammond Gateway: 32 minutes

South Hammond: 37 minutes

Munster Ridge Road: 40 minutes

Munster/Dyer: 45 minutes