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


and businesses and made into wellmaintained

flower gardens or parks.

Lots that are currently overgrown

with weeds should be maintained on

a regular basis or turned into parks,

playgrounds and sitting areas. This

will require synchronized actions by

property owners and communitybased


Create a “Bronzeville Legends and

History” billboard/mural campaign,

supported by the Chicago Public Art

Group and local schools. This will

reconnect East 39th street with its

history and provide a cultural milieu

to drop the restaurants and retail environment

and drive visits and sales.

Position East 39th Street as a local

neighborhood shopping and eating

destination that serves the area’s immediate

residents, especially those

expected to occupy the 3200 units of

Oakwood Shores and the 102 condominiums

of Phase 1 of the Metropolis

development. This will return East

39th to its past function as a neighborhood


Support and develop the west end of

Figure 17 Development Example Adjacent to I90/94 An * Indicates Possible New Development

Source: Google Maps

East 39th, around the coming Metropolis/Roundy’s

mixed-use development

on 39th and State. Develop

amenities around the area’s existing

assets with the addition of small or

medium-sized commercial project

clusters with landscaping, ranging in

type and scale from a single convenience

store to a sizable (30,000 sq.

ft.) regional retailer. Suitable land

uses include food stores, hardware

or clothing stores, insurance offices

and medical offices. Also electronics,

sporting goods stores and office