Community Development - Long Range Planning
Long-range planning guides and directs development and complex projects that will take over five-years to implement. The initiatives detailed below typically require multi-year investments, involve a variety of community stakeholders, and impact many, if not all, of the Village's residents.
The Comprehensive Plan is a document designed to guide Village leaders in making decisions about the future development of the community. It deals with things like housing, transportation, public services, and the use of land.
Draft Skokie-Dempster Station Area Plan
There will be a final public meeting and presentation of the Draft Skokie-Dempster Station Area Plan on December 12, 2012 at 9 AM in the Community Room on the lower level of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.
The plan is the culmination of over a year of work to provide reality-based planning and development concepts and implementation strategies that encourage both public and private investment in the study area. The draft plan is funded by the RTA and Village of Skokie and completed by a design team lead by OKW Architects. Its recommendations include public input from the local real estate development community, business owners, land owners, and residents.
Following a brief presentation of the study, there will be an open discussion to get your valuable feedback before the final edits are made and the Plan is presented to the Village Board. The Village intends to use the document as it continues to pursue and implement development strategies for the area.
Please click here to view the Draft Skokie-Dempster Station Area Plan.
Because Skokie is a very diverse community, creating smaller plans around neighborhoods makes it easier to focus on the specific needs and interests of local residents and businesses.
The Village is committed to expansion and improvement of the Yellow Line as a tool to improve the downtown area, reduce traffic congestion, and connect residents to opportunities and businesses throughout Skokie. Find out the latest about these projects here.
Making it easier to travel through the Village is the goal of Skokie's bicycle plan. By using the route system in this section, residents and visitors of all ages can reduce traffic, get exercise, and enjoy a relaxing trip through the diverse parts of the Village.
If you have questions regarding any of these projects or general planning in Skokie, contact the Planning Division at 847/933-8447.