Woodstock TOD & Downtown Streetscape Plan
A historic downtown adds density and vitality
Woodstock, a northwest Chicagoland community of 24,000, needed a new station area master plan which called for the redevelopment of an adjacent former industrial property, a critical 10-acre parcel. The station is in the downtown next to the city’s historic Square, which is the geographic and commercial center of the city. A concept plan was developed that addresses the needs of the downtown and transit amenities interwoven with new industrial site redevelopment, including a new train station.
The downtown lacked identity and needed to boost visitors and tourism. The plan linked the station area to the Square and provided wayfinding and streetscape standards for corridors into downtown. A rebranding effort resulted in a new logo and streetscape palette. It included detailed architectural and fabrication drawings for a hierarchy of community signs that promote and identify the town center.
Services: Master planning, urban design, landscape architecture