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Crossroads Business District Subarea Plan

Crossroads Project AreaAbout the Project
The City is looking to kick-off the Crossroads Business District Subarea Plan in fall 2020. The Subarea Plan will serve as a playbook for future development in the area. The Crossroads Business District project area includes property along Skokie Valley Road, from north of Clavey Road to Lake Cook Road. The Subarea Plan will include an analysis of existing conditions, which consists of current land uses, zoning, transportation, access, and market trends and conditions. A robust public outreach program will help provide feedback and shape the goals and objectives of the Plan. The final Crossroads Business District Subarea Plan will provide recommendations based on analysis and community input to support a thriving commercial district.

Potential Zoning Changes
As part of the Crossroads Business District Subarea Plan, staff will evaluate permitted uses within the area, which is zoned B3 – Highway Commercial. City Council Resolution R102-2019 directs the Plan and Design Commission, with support from City staff, to evaluate whether the Table of Allowable Uses should be amended with respect to permitted, conditional, and prohibited uses. 

Properties Included in the Crossroads Subarea Plan
The Crossroads Business District project area includes property along Skokie Valley Road, from north of Clavey Road to Lake Cook Road. Properties included in the study area are listed here

The project is anticipated to take 12 months and extend into summer 2021 to present a final plan to the public and City Council. The project timeline includes field research, data analysis, community engagement, and final plan preparation. 

Community Engagement
Public input and feedback is the cornerstone of any successful planning project. Staff will conduct interviews with stakeholders as well as provide multiple opportunities for the community to provide input. The City wants to hear from surrounding neighborhoods and the public broadly. Outreach and community engagement will accommodate the realities of COVID 19 and modify public meetings, but the activities will be designed to ensure every voice is heard. 

The following stakeholder meetings will be held virtually via Zoom: 
  • October 26, 8:00 AM: Business & Property Owner Workshop
  • October 28, 6:00 PM: Resident Workshop #1
  • October 30, 8:00 AM: Resident Workshop #2
  • October 30, 3:00 PM: Developer Focus Group
Stakeholders, including property and business owners, developers, residents, and employees of businesses in the District are encouraged to attend a meeting to share their thoughts.  Interested individuals should email with what stakeholder group they are in (resident, developer, property/business owner) and their preferred meeting date to receive information for the Zoom call.   Residents have the option to attend one of two meeting dates.

Public Survey

The City will also post a public survey on its website, to allow individuals who may not be able to attend a meeting to share their feedback. The survey will be posted to this page on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Responses will be collected through November 30, 2020. Individuals without internet access may also complete the survey over the phone by contacting the City’s Planning Division at 847.432.0867.

Contact Information
Questions about the project? Comments? Please email