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Big thanks to everyone who participated in the Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Zoom Session! Feedback is being reviewed and plan making, underway. Please subscribe below for updates.

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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Special thanks to the hundreds of folks who participated in the Elevate Devon Virtual Open House (August 1st through August 15th) and Live Q+A Community Event on August 11th. The feedback period has concluded but you may still review the videos and corridor concepts available below.

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

#CreateIdentity

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

#ImproveMobility

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

#NoVacancies

Market Study Findings

Neighborhood Numbers


40%

Residents Speak Languages
Other than English at Home

47,000

Housing Units
5-Minute Drive Time

$49,000

Median Household Income
5-Minute Drive Time

21,500

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?

Identity

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?

Placemaking

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

Streetscape

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

Vibrancy

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.