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


supplies stores; also auto repair, auto

body, ice cream stands, or farmers’

produce stalls. All of these categories

showed significant leakage,

accounting for much of the spending

flowing out of the area on a yearly

basis. Some of these uses would fit

into the storefronts with the shallow

lot sizes.

Reach across the 90/94 better with

better signage and a more attractive

underpass and attract the thousands

of White Sox fans who exit at

39th street after watching one of 81

homes games.

Provide better signage to the East, at

the 39th and LSD exit, to let drivers

know there is a restaurant/retail district

a few blocks to the west, starting

at Langley.

Address the restaurant leakage problem

with the addition of a brand or

type that has a high Market Potential


Phase Two: 3- 5 years

Attract a Big Box store in the 100,000

foot range to the large parcels along

the 90/94 exit. The average daily

traffic count of the highway at 39th

is the building block, the western anchor.

The eastern anchor is the Dollar

General Store at 39th and Langley.

Provide support and technical assistance

to the area’s existing businesses.

Develop the corridor’s center at 39th

and Martin Luther King Drive corner

with mixed-use quality food and

retail. When the 3000 units of Oakwood

Shores are completed, this will

be needed.

Build to the east on the success of

the Dollar General Store and fill in

the area with new space for restaurants

and services.

Improve public transportation options

on the corridor by implementing

weekend service on the #39

Pershing bus.

Encourage Transit Oriented Development

along a half mile radii from

the 40th and Indiana CTA train stop,

first suggested in the July 2011,

Bronzeville Community Development

report. Also from the report:

Secure the future with bus rapid

transit service (BRT) along 35th and

39th Streets with high capacity vehicles

and pre-paid boarding facilities.

Connect to Red and Green and Red

line stations and to the 35th street

Metra station 15 .

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