18001 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Village of Tinley Park, Legat Architects
Kaltsouni Mehdi, Inc., TY Lin International
The new 5,400 square foot Metra Train Station, which opened in 2010, was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The landscape design is in keeping with this era creating a naturalistic setting that melds building with site, and is organized by a pedestrian friendly underpass connecting the north and south sides of the tracks. A redefined drop-off area greets commuters with a series of circular plazas with seating areas, bike racks and open plazas. As pedestrians make their way to the underpass, they are greeted by native prairie plantings with outcroppings of local limestone.