East 39th Street Commercial Corridor Plan by Chris Devins

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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

EXISTING LAND USE ON EAST 39TH STREET

Along the south side of East 39th street from

Langley to State the corridor is zoned mostly

B3-3, which allows for commercial development

of any size, with the center of the strip

from King Drive to Indiana being plagued by

shallow lots that directly abut lots zoned for

residential. Even though much of Pershing

zoned B3-3, which is Community shopping

– destination oriented, with no limit on size

of commercial establishment, the size and

depth of the existing lots are inadequate to

support the higher quality uses permitted.

Marginal retailers, too small to be profitable,

come in, deteriorate, and become vacant.

This adversely impacts the neighborhood

and the economic development of the surrounding

commercial property. The small lots

also increase pressure to rezone neighboring

residential lots for an expansion of the use,

which further destabilizes the situation.

However, as stated before, there are large

parcels on the west end that would be suitable

for large commercial developments.

These lots are adjacent to Interstate 90/94

and its extremely high traffic counts. The primary

reason for examining current land use

is to analyze the impacts the uses are having

on the surrounding neighborhood. Each land

use has impacts associated with it that can

enhance or detract from the community. As

such, 39th street’s 61 parcels and their land

uses were categorized into 11 groups:

General Land Use Type Use Name Number of

1. Services • Insurance

• Printing

• Barber

• State Farm

• Five Star

Printing

• Clippers

Barbershop

Structures

Percent of

Total

3 5%

2. Alcohol • Alcohol sales • Rothschild’s

2 3%

• Vegas

3. Restaurants/Fast • Food prep and • Pearls Place

3 5%

Food

sale

• Chicago Rib

House

• Baba’s

4. Hotels/Motels • Hotel services • Amber Inn 2 3%

5. Sale of Goods • General

• Flowers

• Used goods

• Cell phone

accessories

• Dollar General

• Blossoms of

Hawaii Flower

Shop

• 339 E. Pershing

• Unlimited

Wireless

4 7%

6. Auto related • Gas station • CITGO 1 2%

7. Health Center • Medical

services

8. Public/Schools • Fire house

• Public

Employee

Association

• Educational

Services

9. Churches • Religious

services

1. Residential • Religious

services

• Bronzeville

Medical Center

• Mastercare

Family Center

• Engine Co. 19

• Association of

Letter Carriers

• Dawson Tech

• Phillips High

School

• Your School of

Beauty

• Bible Mission

• St Joseph

Baptist

• MBC Church

Outreach

• Beersheba

Bible

• 3845 S. State

• 125-123 E.

Pershing

2

3%

5 8%

4 7%

2 3%

2. Vacant

33 54%

Structures/Lots

Total 61 100%

Table 5 Existing Land Use

Table 4 Existing Land Uses

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