The Transit Impact Fee is only applied to NEW development. Existing homeowners will not be affected by the Transit Impact Fee.
With the opening of two new stations in Hammond, the existing Hammond station will close.
Because of the extensive investments that will occur in proximity to the Hammond Gateway station, downtown Hammond is likely to see much renewed development and increases in property values and tax revenue.
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