In the fall of 2001, the Village Board approved the West Dempster Street Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
, focusing on the commercial strip that runs from the Edens Expressway on the west to Kilpatrick Avenue on the east.
Residential Unit Emphasis
With the Skokie Transportation Center at the Dempster Skokie Swift Terminal, the relocation and redevelopment of the former Swift station, and a significant shift in suburban residential development patterns toward condominium living, the plan emphasizes increasing the supply of residential units and repositioning the corridor to be an office and employment area within walking distance of the Skokie Swift, providing an environment that supports retail and service commercial sales. The ongoing planning process will develop additional plans for the remaining subareas of Sector B - Dempster West (PDF)