Western Avenue Corridor Study

Western Ave Study Area drawing

The Western Avenue Corridor study will examine the land uses, development patterns, and circulation along this heavily traveled and diverse corridor.

Western Avenue Corridor Study Process – Timeline

The Western Avenue Corridor Study is a community-based planning initiative led by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) to envision an equitable, long-term future for a five-mile section of North Western Avenue, from Addison Street to Howard Street. 

The community-led planning process launched in early 2021. Key components:

  • Building consensus with the Western Avenue communities through a public planning process to establish a shared vision for the future
  • Reviewing and analyzing corridor attributes and conditions, such as land use, zoning, parking and bike facilities, pedestrian safety, public amenities, and more
  • Establishing a long-term vision for the corridor that includes future land use and zoning recommendations, design guidelines, potential public right-of-way improvements, and implementation objectives
  • Developing a “Resource Reference Guide” for corridor stakeholders that identifies available tools and City resources to promote growth and improvement of the corridor

Watch a recording of the final Western Avenue Corridor Study presentation from Oct. 6, 2022.

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