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


There are some signs that the area

is moving towards more population

density. 3845 S. State is a relatively

large (10-20) unit development that

brings much needed density to

the area. 125 - 123 East Pershing is

similarly sized and new also. Neither

development is part of Oakwood

Shores. There are some older apartments

above storefronts at 316 East

and 617-615 East Pershing that need


Vacant Lots/Structures: 19 vacant

lots, 14 vacant structures

54% of the land along the corridor is

vacant, not including the two large

empty lots that will be part of the

finished Oakwood Shores development.

This includes 19 vacant lots

and 14 vacant structures. These

vacant lots are a significant problem

because they contribute to the lack

of perceived safety on the corridor,

discourage walking and discourage

passing commuters from stopping for

a visit. However, they are well positioned

directly across from the pending

Oakwood Shores development

and provide an opportunity for infill

development that increases population,

maintains the stability of the

neighborhood and encourages transit


Figure 12 Vacant Lot on East 39th Source: The Author