East 39th Street Commercial Corridor Plan by Chris Devins


Street Commercial Corridor Plan is a comprehensive commercial real estate development plan that envisions the future of the East 39th Street Commercial
Corridor and the surrounding 2 mile trade area in Chicago, based on current demographic, real estate market, zoning, land use, political and commercial business data. For more visit Chris Devins Creative on the web. https;//chrisdevinscreative.com


This plan’s purpose was to develop a commercial revitalization strategy for the East

39th Street commercial corridor in Chicago, IL. I collected data on the corridor then

analyzed the socio-economic trends likely to affect its future development. In a SWOT

analysis, I inventoried the corridors strengths and weaknesses, which are internal to

the corridor. I then looked at opportunities and threats, which are external. From

the relationship between internal strengths/weaknesses and external opportunities/

threats, I arrived at the corridor’s “competitive advantage”, its market position. Especially

important was East 39th Street’s position relative to other local commercial

activity centers. I analyzed the 2010 Bronzeville Alliance, Quad City Development Corporation,

Chicago Tax Increment Financing and Metropolitan Planning Council development

plans to make sure I was aware of their goals for the area. I then used this

information to make recommendations to guide 39th Street’s future development.

These recommendations will help Bronzeville’s leaders develop the corridor in a way

that takes advantage of its strengths and opportunities, mitigate its weaknesses and

threats and reassert its position as a neighborhood district serving the immediate area

but one that also draws White Sox Fans and commuters from Interstate 90/94.