Discovering Possibilities
+ Unlocking Potential

The Elevate Devon Placemaking Poll (Poll #2) closed on May 18th at 8pm! Huge thanks to the hundreds of locals who provided input. A summary is underway, please subscribe below to have results emailed to you.

Welcome to Elevate Devon! A pivotal corridor study focused on enhancing Devon Avenue between Sheridan Road and Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago. What can be done to enliven this eclectic 1-mile stretch, foster sense of place, and help local businesses thrive? Explore this site and share your ideas. Help shape the future of Devon!

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Shout-out to everyone who joined us in the month of April for our Corridor Pop-Ups and Virtual Community Workshop! It was great to connect and hear your ideas and feedback. Insights shared will be paired with the results of the placemaking poll and engagement to inform corridor design concepts, strategies and projects. Stay tuned, and continue to spread the good word to your friends and neighbors to subscribe via email and follow along. Good things are in store for the future of Devon!

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There’s no time like the present to shape the places we love.

“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


Project Topics

As part of community events and polls we will be diving into the topics and questions below. Subscribe to receive email updates and visit the comment map to share insights. Thanks to the 600+ folks who participated in the first poll!

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.