North Park Study

UPDATED Feb. 13, 2019

The Department of Planning and Development is conducting a market study of commercial corridors in the North Park neighborhood, primarily along Foster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Kedzie Avenue. The North Park Study will analyze existing market conditions in the area to help guide recommendations for land use and retail redevelopment.

The study will take place between the summer of 2018 and the spring of 2019, and will gather public input and data relating to current market conditions and land use challenges along the three corridors. A working group of key community stakeholders will review and refine ideas that will be presented to the public for their input at pop-up engagement events and community meetings.

The final product of this study will be a reference guide that can be used by both local businesses and residents. The document will include information on incentives, recommendations for preserving and attracting businesses, and design guidelines to assist property owners in the rehabilitation of existing buildings.

Ultimately, the project aims to enhance North Park's commercial districts and improve local options for residents and visitors.

DPD will accept general public comment through Wednesday, Feb. 27 at

A community engagement summary is also available for review.


Industrial Corridor Map 

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

Please check back as this page will be updated with relevant information and dates of future community engagement activities.

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