2020 Plan for Sector A: Downtown

Completed in 2005 and combining over four years of planning and public participation that involved staff and stakeholder interviews, focus group meetings, a community workshop, the Committee on Downtown Development, the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie, the Downtown Task Force and outside consultants, the Villages 2020 Plan provides development direction by determining appropriate and compatible land uses based on a combined vision, market opportunity and development potential. The Plan also provides realistic development strategies and future actions needed for implementation.

Land Uses


The 2020 Plan provides development direction by determining appropriate and compatible land uses based on a combined vision, market opportunity, and development potential. Combining over four years of planning and public participation that involved:
  • The Committee on Downtown Development
  • a Community Workshop
  • the Downtown Task Force
  • Focus Group Meetings
  • the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie
  • the Lakota Group
  • Metro Transportation Group
  • S B. Friedman and Company
  • Staff and Stakeholder Interviews

Strategies


The plan also provides realistic development strategies and future actions needed to implement the plan. Poster size print copies of the plan are available for $9 in the Planning Division Office at Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street. The 2020 Plan for Sector A: Downtown was adopted by the Village Board on October 1, 2007.

Purpose of the Plan


In its 2005 revision, the Village of Skokie's Comprehensive Plan directed that the Land Use Plan for Sector A - Downtown be updated and that those revisions and other narratives become incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan. In our 2006 Citizens Survey, Downtown redevelopment was the top issue in the Village with 82% of Skokie residents with an opinion stating that the issue was important, very important, or essential.

Neighborhood Needs


A sector plan addresses the specific needs of a neighborhood. As Downtown and the Village as a whole undergo redevelopment, land use guidelines are needed that tailor development to the area's strengths and opportunities. The purpose of this 2020 Plan for Sector A: Downtown is to provide development direction by determining appropriate and compatible uses based on our combined vision, market opportunity, and development potential. This plan also provides realistic development strategies and future actions needed to implement this plan.
2020 Plan Sector A  Map