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On Monday, January 22nd, a Community Open House was held at the Copernicus Center in Jefferson Park to review and comment on draft recommendations for the Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan. This was the third community meeting, and the fifteenth outreach meeting of the project which kicked-off in May of 2017. Approximately 75 residents, businesses and organizations attended the meeting that featured recommendations around transportation, economic development and community character. Detailed design guidelines and concept plans were also shown, allowing attendees to comment on each proposed idea and suggest possible partners for implementation.

Key ideas presented that gathered positive comments included the idea for a winter garden to be home to restaurants and a year-round open space, providing a new drop-off /pick-up area for the Jefferson Park Transit Center, and improved signage and wayfinding to welcome visitors to Jeff Park.

The materials that were presented at the meeting are all available here.  Please send in your comments on the draft recommendations by February 12th to be incorporated into the draft plan by clicking here.

Welcome to ACCESS JEFF PARK, the website for the Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan. The plan will focus around the Jefferson Park Station Area in Chicago, home to the CTA Blue Line, Metra UP Northwest, twelve CTA bus lines, and three Pace bus lines. The plan will look at improving access for all modes of transportation and form a vision for complementary uses around the station to support local businesses and the character of the surrounding Jefferson Park community. The project is being led by the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Alderman John Arena, with support from the Regional Transportation Authority.

To get involved in the plan, we encourage you to:

  • Follow the website with this EMAIL SIGNUP to get all future project updates
  • Use the SHARE YOUR IDEA tool to provide a photo or a document that accentuates your ideas for Jefferson Park
  • Review RESOURCES, such as maps of the Project Study Area and Market Area
  • Read past project updates on the PAST NEWS page