South Shore Corridor Study

In 2018, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) in coordination with the 7th Ward office of Ald. Gregory Mitchell, received a $150,000 grant from the Regional Transportation Authority’s Community Planning Program to study the East 75th Street and East 79th Street corridors in South Shore, between South Stony Island Avenue and Lake Michigan.

The South Shore Corridor Study examines the retail and housing markets along these corridors, within the context of transportation improvements and changing demographics. The study provides a blueprint, outlined in a set of 10 “Ideas for Action,” that the City, its partner agencies, and the neighborhood more broadly can use to position these corridors for future success.

The study was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in May 2020.

South Shore Corridor Plan

Download the plan

Transit technical report
Retail technical report
Housing technical report

Community Engagement Activities

Date and Time Event and Location Materials

Monday, April 15, 2019

Initial Stakeholder Interviews
South Shore Chamber of Commerce
1750 E. 71st St.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Public Open House
South Shore International College Prep High
1955 E. 75th St.


Mtg. Summary & Online Survey Results

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

Public Meeting
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Paideia Academy
7511 S. South Shore Drive




Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Public Open House
South Shore International College Prep High
1955 E. 75th St.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Presentation to Chicago Plan Commission
Virtual (stream at

Hearing website


Supporting Information Facts