Off the Rails Design Competition: The Mason Street Corridor presents a unique urban condition with a seemingly random mixture of single-family housing, apartments, restaurants, bars and retail shops. The Green Line is a plan to embrace the rail corridor as an element of the street mix instead of an obstacle of avoidance.
The street design is focused on providing pedestrians a safe and pleasant experience with widened sidewalks, protection from bicyclists, and restructured intersections to decrease the walking distance across the rail line and Myrtle Street.
The Green Line reflects a wide range of land uses along the Mason Street Corridor by offering programs that complement existing businesses and implementing new programs that will strengthen the surrounding community.
Adam Wiese & Alex Moore
-Crystal Lake, IL