Citywide Retail Market Analysis


This abbreviated version of the Citywide Retail Market Analysis includes 16 submarket profiles that represent Chicago’s neighborhood retail activity.

The submarket geographies were determined by the locations of major shopping districts and physical barriers such as waterways, expressways, and railroad viaducts. Submarket data includes retail types and locations, also local demand for goods and services and the extent to which residents and visitors could support additional retail development. Completed in September 2013, the Citywide Retail Market Analysis is intended to ensure every Chicago neighborhood has convenient access to goods and services; to strengthen existing retail areas with opportunities for entrepreneurship and jobs; and to increase retail sales activity within city limits.

The complete version of the Citywide Retail Market Analysis is available from the Department of Planning & Development.

Central Area
Bronzeville/South Lakefront
Stony Island
Far Southwest Side
South Side
Pilsen/Little Village
Near West Side
West Side
Milwaukee Avenue
Far Northwest Side
Northwest Side
North Lakefront
Greater Lincoln Park

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