April is Elevate Devon Month!

April is Elevate Devon Month

We’re famous 🥳 (sort of)! A big thank you to Block Club Chicago for the great article on Elevate Devon. Maybe some of you reading this were brought here from the Block Club article – welcome! We are happy to report the Elevate Devon Starter Poll has received a whopping 600+ responses and the Comment Map has more than 150+ insights. What’s better? Ideas keep rolling in. Read on!

Comment Map + Starter Poll

Trending topics from feedback shared to date include the vitality and mix of businesses, the pedestrian environment, walkability, intersection crossings, cyclist safety and bike routes, transit considerations, the diverse character of the corridor, arts + culture opportunities, and big love for neighborhood gems like La Unica, Cunneens, Devon Market, Clark Devon Hardware, Andy’s Antiques, and Uncommon Ground… to name a few. Community feedback is incredibly important so keep the comments coming!

The Starter Poll will be closing Monday April 4th, with a summary of feedback posted following. Thanks to all who have shared and expanded on priorities with thoughtful feedback, ideas, and words of support!

Ready to get more involved?

You’re in luck – April is Elevate Devon month, and we’ve got a ton of ways to get involved. Please subscribe to this website to receive additional details on events. We’ll remind you to sign up and attend closer to these dates!

  • Prepare to launch: Get ready, our Placemaking Poll goes live on Wednesday April 6th. This online survey will ask for feedback and preferences on different urban design and placemaking concepts to improve Devon.
  • Come say hi: We’ll be hosting Pop-Ups on Wednesday, April 13th at Nori Sushi (2:30 PM – 4:00 PM) and Devon Market (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM).
  • Zoomies: Invite your friends and neighbors and join us for the Elevate Devon Virtual Workshop on Wednesday April 27th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Zoom details will be shared closer to the date.

Calling all Loyola Ramblers!

Our Elevate Devon Student Ambassadors are hosting a pop-up at the Damen Student Center (6511 N Sheridan Road – see yellow star on location map) from 9am to 12pm on March 31st. Drop by to learn more, ask questions, share ideas, and add ideas to a large and in-charge map of the corridor. You didn’t hear it from us, but word is there might be snacks… #snacks

We hope you’ll join us for all our community engagement activities. No matter how you choose to participate, we look forward to hearing from you!  

Want to stay up to date on the latest Elevate Devon happenings and goings-on this Spring? Sign up for website updates!

Published by Elevate Devon

Elevate Devon is 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? Visit ElevateDevon.org to share ideas and help shape the future of Devon!

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