Elevate Devon is focused on developing priorities, projects, and strategies to enhance and enliven the eclectic 1-mile stretch of Devon, between Ravenswood Avenue and Sheridan Road. Actions and policies were informed by extensive community outreach, connecting with local businesses, and engaging with residents, students, and stakeholders. The Elevate Devon Corridor Plan provides a clear, actionable guide for next steps on Devon. Scroll down to learn more about our Steering Committee, Student Ambassadors, Project Partners, and steadfast team!

Steering Committee

Perspective is everything. A Steering Committee comprised of local businesses, residents, and stakeholders is helping guide the process. Student Ambassadors from Loyola University Chicago are strengthening outreach and input from their fellow students, University faculty and staff. We are grateful for their diversity of viewpoints, expertise, and local knowledge.

Michael Bancroft, Sauce and Bread Kitchen
Michael & Helen Cameron, Uncommon Ground, Edgewater Residents
Jennifer Clark, Loyola University Chicago, Rogers Park Resident
Gina Caruso, The Lord Company, LLC, Edgewater Property Owner, Rogers Park Resident
William Huchting, Edgewater Economic Development + Planning Committee member, Edgewater Resident
Riley Kelly, Student Ambassador for Loyola University Chicago
Dan Luna, Chief of Staff, 48th Ward
Mia Roman, Student Ambassador for Loyola University Chicago
Leslie Perkins, Chief of Staff, 49th Ward
Jack Swenson, RPBA Planning and Development Committee Chair, Rogers Park Resident
Rick Thompson, Anytime Fitness, Edgewater Resident
Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward
Ken Walchak, Clark Devon Hardware

Project Partners

Better together. With their local community in mind, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce (ECC), Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), and Loyola University Chicago came together to make this project possible.

Christina Pfitzinger, Executive Director, ECC
Cindy Plante, Economic Development Manager, RPBA
Sandi Price, Executive Director, RPBA
Cecilia Rodriguez, Director of Community Engagement, Loyola University Chicago; RPBA & ECC Board Member

Project planning, design, and engagement by Teska Associates, Inc.

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.