East Hazel Crest, Illinois, a Chicago suburb with a population of 1,580, solved their revenue problems by becoming a "commuter community." City officials purchased an office complex near the existing Chicago Metra train station, moving government operations into one-third of the space and leasing the remaining space. Taking advantage of the complex's large parking area, they sold parking passes to commuters taking the train into the city. Demand soon exceeded supply, so in Fall 1998 they renovated the train station and expanded parking. Construction was completed in November 1999. The lot now holds 700 cars and generates approximately $15,000 per month in revenue.

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    Intertec Publishing Corporation

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Publication Date: 1999-12


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38
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  • Accession Number: 00781651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 2000 12:00AM