Virtual Open House


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Virtual Open House

The Call-for-Feedback as part of the Virtual Open House closed on August 15th but you may still view the video modules and draft concepts below. Community input provided as part of the such is being reviewed as plan drafting begins.

Welcome! Thanks for swinging by the Elevate Devon Virtual Open House. This online community room will remain open for a full two-weeks, from Monday, August 1st through Monday, August 15th. Help get the word out to the Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Loyola community by sharing this page and event. If you visit, traverse, shop or live near Devon… we want to hear from you!

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STATION ORIENTATION

Getting Started

Below are the stations you are about to explore and a synopsis of what each covers. Watch the short video modules at each station, complete the mini poll, then take a virtual stroll (i.e. scroll) to the next station. The last station is your chance to share general feedback and register for the Live Q+A Zoom Session taking place on August 11th at 5:30 pm.

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Why Devon?

Introduces the project study area, timeline, opportunities and challenges facing Devon, and the primary objectives that have helped guide corridor planning and outreach.

02


Engagement

Provides an overview of the community outreach process, engagement, marketing, and the findings of local events, corridor pop-ups, and placemaking polls.

03


Themes + Identity

Spotlights the overarching corridor values that were established and reinforced through community engagement. Themes work to help frame corridor identity and guide short and long-term actions.

04


Corridor Concepts

Showcases strategies, renderings and urban design recommendations fueled by local engagement and consensus. Corridor concepts strive to improve safety and placemaking, while strengthening local identity, connectedness and character.

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Feedback Zone

The Feedback Zone is the last stop on your journey – and an important one! Here we invite you to share input on the materials presented and register for the Live Q+A Session taking place August 11th on Zoom.

Let’s dive in!


STATION 1

Why Devon

The Devon Avenue Study Area is the 1-mile stretch of corridor that sits between Ravenswood Avenue and Sheridan Road. Today it is an eclectic mix of placemaking opportunities and urban design challenges. The video module that follows highlights the purpose of Elevate Devon and that objectives that have helped guide the project from Day 1.


FEEDBACK PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED · BUSINESS STRATEGIES POLL CLOSED

Next Stop, Engagement


STATION 2

Engagement

Let’s talk local listening! From corridor pop-ups and workshops to press and community polls, discover what locals had to say throughout the outreach process and what themes and priorities took shape.


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Next Stop, Themes + Identity


STATION 3

Themes + Identity

Project themes shine light on the overarching values and corridor aspirations that will help guide future efforts. Derived from local listening and engagement, these core themes have inspired corridor identity and placemaking concepts that follow.


FEEDBACK PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED · IDENTITY PREFERENCE POLL CLOSED

Next Stop, Corridor Concepts


STATION 4

Corridor Concepts

The following urban design concepts are rooted in the extensive feedback received throughout the Elevate Devon process. This input was paired with the dimensional realities of the built environment to develop detailed renderings and recommendations that will be applied in varying degrees to the full study area. We invite your feedback on these concepts below.


A Note About Special Service Area #26

Renderings highlighted within this video module focus on the stretch of Devon located within the boundaries of Special Service Area (SSA) #26. SSA #26 is an existing funding mechanism of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce that will help support and advance initial implementation efforts. Corridor concepts and urban design recommendations (i.e. crossings, safety improvements, identity markers, and streetscape enhancements) will also be applied to the full study area.

FEEDBACK PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED · DESIGN CONCEPTS POLL CLOSED

Next Stop, Feedback Zone


STATION 5

Feedback Zone

Please share feedback, reactions and curiosities to the materials presented, below. Scroll down to register for the Live Q+A Session taking place on August 11th at 5:30pm over Zoom. This is a great opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and connect with the team.


FEEDBACK PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED · INPUT POLL CLOSED

LIVE Q+A ZOOM SESSION

Thursday · AUGUST 11TH · 5:30PM to 6:30PM CST

Special thanks to everyone who joined!

Bring your questions and feedback and join us for a Live Q+A Session over Zoom on August 11th at 5:30pm. This event is provided as a way to connect with the Elevate Devon Team, hear additional context on concepts shared, and ask questions. Please click the registration link below to let us know you’re coming and what project aspects you’re most interested in and curious about.