Discovering Possibilities
+ Unlocking Potential

Drumroll … … … The Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), Edgewater Chamber of Commerce (ECC) and Loyola University Chicago (LUC) are proud to announce the release of the Elevate Devon Corridor Plan — a pivotal multi-year strategic plan focused on improving Devon Avenue between Sheridan Road and Ravenswood Avenue. Biggest of thanks to the hundreds of community members, businesses and partners who shared input and took part in the Corridor Visioning Process. We couldn’t have done it with out you. Cheers to the future of Devon!

Project Overview

Elevate Devon is a pivotal corridor study focused on enhancing Devon Avenue between Sheridan Road and Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago. Between January and August of 2022 the community came together to identify and prioritize strategies to enliven the eclectic 1-mile project area, foster sense of place, and help local businesses thrive. During the Fall and Winter of 2022 the project team worked diligently to apply community feedback, connect with local partners and city agencies, and draft the plan. Review and refinements were completed in early January of 2023 and we are excited to share the approved Elevate Devon Corridor Plan with the community. On behalf the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Loyola University Chicago, Rogers Park Business Alliance, and design and planning team at Teska Associates — thank you for your support and participation.

The Elevate Devon Corridor Plan will bring a series of strategic improvements including a branding initiative, arts and culture development, business activation, streetscape safety infrastructure, placemaking and landscaping. For more detail, please click the button below and explore the full plan document.

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“Let’s differentiate, energize, and celebrate this section of Devon. Timeless, transformational changes that build identity.”


“Improving bike and pedestrian safety is an ongoing priority. So many traverse this stretch of Devon; students, commuters, residents.”


“Would love to see vacancies filled with diverse, complementary uses that invite you to shop and linger, sip and stay.”


Market Study Findings

Neighborhood Numbers


Residents Speak Languages
Other than English at Home


Housing Units
5-Minute Drive Time


Median Household Income
5-Minute Drive Time


Students + Faculty
Loyola University Chicago

This Project is Exploring The Following

Focus Areas

Getting Around

Is it easy to get around? Cross the street? Ride your bike? Where are points of friction?


What can be done to foster and reinforce corridor identity and vibrancy? What is that identity?

Business Mix

How can we support existing businesses? How can we attract new business to Devon and help them thrive?


What types of art, culture, and outdoor spaces would you like to see or experience? What about community events and seasonal festivals?


How can we improve and enhance streetscape elements, such as landscaping, lighting, fencing, etc.?


What can be done to liven up this eclectic corridor and celebrate local diversity?

The Elevate Devon Corridor Plan is a team effort made possible by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Park Business Alliance, and Loyola University Chicago.