North Lakefront District Plans Synthesis

Chicago has many citywide and local place-based plans with stated goals for the built environment. Some are municipal; others are nonprofit driven. They prioritize public and private capital investments, provide important context for those investments and help determine how a community should grow and where development should occur.

Planning Context: The north side communities of Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park are the most racially and economically diverse communities in Chicago. Plans in the North Lakefront district often focus on improving retail options, managing parking pressures, preserving affordable housing and combating crime. Perhaps unique to these areas is the prevalence of micro-concentrations of ethnically-similar businesses, such as Argyle Street (Vietnamese), Clark Street (Mexican) and Howard Street (Afro-Caribbean). [Excerpted from Summary of North Lakefront District Plans]