The Jefferson Park Station Area Plan is a Master Plan for the area surrounding the Jefferson Park Transit Center on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD), in coordination with the 45th Ward, received a grant in April 2017 to complete the plan from the Regional Transportation Authority’s Community Planning Program.

Given the major planned investments by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) into the existing Transit Center, this plan aims to leverage station and bus shelter improvements into broader benefits in the community, including:

  • Establishing a retail identity and destination for additional retail and neighborhood amenities
  • Improving access to Jefferson Park Station for all transit users and types of mobility
  • Increasing the supply of multi-family housing along arterial corridors in a balanced way that builds on existing community character
  • Maximizing private investment resulting from Transit Center improvements

A draft plan is available for public review. Members of the public wishing to comment can do so in writing through Dec. 14 by emailing DPD@cityofchicago.org.