North Park Study

UPDATED Sept. 28, 2018

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 August 2018 and January 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 throughout the process at

Additionally, members of the public are invited to take DPD's online survery, which is also available in Spanish, and submit comments on a special visual mapping tool created for this project.


Industrial Corridor Map 

Schedule of Events

To gather public feedback, DPD will host a series of placemaking 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
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.

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

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