Guidelines for Commercial Development in Edgewater
EDC has developed the following list of guidelines for all new commercial development in Edgewater. The goal of these guidelines is to help influence development to be positive additions to the built environment in Edgewater.
Red Line Charrette Report
EDC is pleased to present the community's vision for the Red Line Stations and the surrounding commercial districts in Edgewater. In the spring of 2007, over 150 community leaders and residents invested valuable time and effort to develop this vision through a series of community planning sessions, also known as “charrettes.” These charrettes focused on three major issues: the features and amenities desired in the stations; the urban design of the business districts adjacent to the stations; and retail offerings in these business districts. Click here to view the final Red Line Charrette Report.
Neighborhood Transopoly Report
Click here to view the final report on the Neighborhood Transopoly transportation planning process for Edgewater. EDC worked with the Center for Neighborhood Technology to bring this planning process to Edgewater to identify the major transportation priorities for the community.
Click here to view the vision documents for North Broadway, from Bryn Mawr to Albion . EDC and Loyola University developed the North Broadway Avenue and South Sheridan Road plan through a community visioning process (called charrettes) and completed in 1999. The purpose of the plan was to provide a unified planning framework for these two major commercial streets in order to stimulate private development and public improvements.
Click here to view the vision documents for South Broadway, from Foster to Hollywood . The plan was developed through a community planning process coordinated by the Edgewater Development Corporation and with the goal to identify land uses, development opportunities, and ways to improve Broadway's physical character that could lead to a healthy and viable future for the corridor.
Click here to view this plan that focuses on opportunities for future commercial and residential development on Granville Avenue between Broadway and Sheridan. The report summarizes the principles of transit oriented development that apply to Granville, assesses Granville's strengths and weaknesses for supporting TOD, and proposes strategic actions.
West Devon Avenue
Click here to view this plan which evaluates Devon from Broadway to Clark and proposes a streetscaping plan that highlights recommendations for streetscaping improvements, parking improvements, landscaping treatments, and façade improvements. This plan was completed in 2000 and served as the basis for many of the streetscaping improvements implemented in recent years.
Andersonville and North Clark Street TAP
Click here to view the report on Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for Andersonville and North Clark Street , co-sponsored by EDC. We utilized the resources of the Urban Land Insitute and the Campaign for Sensible Growth for a 2-day TAP focusing on several economic and community development issues in these commercial districts.