North Park Commercial Corridors Study

UPDATED April 25, 2019

In spring 2019, the Department of Planning and Development completed a market study of commercial corridors in the North Park neighborhood, primarily along Foster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Kedzie Avenue.

The North Park Commercial Corridors Study analyzes existing market conditions in the area to help guide recommendations for land use and retail redevelopment.

The study is a reference guide that can be used by local businesses, potential investors and residents. The document includes information on incentives, recommendations for preserving and attracting businesses, and design guidelines to assist property owners in the rehabilitation of existing buildings.

The document is available at this link. A community engagement summary is also available for review.


North Park Study Cover 

Schedule of Events

To gather public feedback, DPD hosted a series of events to allow North Park neighbors to share their views on the future of Foster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Kedzie Avenue

Date and Time Event Location and Materials
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

North Park Community Market at Peterson Elementary School
5510 N. Christiana Ave.

2 to 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
North Park University Parking Lot
3202 W. Foster Ave.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Outdoor Cafe
3257 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019

Community Open House at North Side College Prep
5501 N. Kedzie Ave., 2nd Floor Atrium

Poster Boards: Design Guidelines, Engagement, Market Study, Study Area


Community Input Summary

Supporting Information Facts