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



Bus service on the corridor (#39 Bus)

has been slowed since the tearing down

of the area’s projects and shut down

completely on weekends. However

39th street is served to the west by

the CTA Red Line train and to the East

by the Green Line, which has a stop at

40th and Indiana. The #3 King Drive Bus

also stops at 39th and South King Drive.

Also, in May of 2011 Metra opened the

new Lovana S. Jones/Bronzeville Station

at 35th and Federal.

Figure 15 Traffic Counts on East 39th Source: ESRI Community Analyst

Traffic Counts

Traffic counts on the corridor are at

present modest, the highest of 14,800

being located between Michigan and

Wells. The north/south orange street

in the center and at the junction to the

entrance of the main part of the corridor,

King Drive counts 17,400 cars per

day. Importantly, traffic counts at both

the west end 90/94 and the east’s Lake

Shore Drive are much higher. Properly

planned and developed, East 39th could

pull in traffic from these major thoroughfares.

Figure 16 Traffic Counts at I90/94 and Lake Shore Drive

Source: ESRI Community Analyst