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Foster / Sheridan Traffic Study

Courtesy of the Association of Sheridan Condominium/Co-op Owners email blast:
Study Overview
Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC (SSE) conducted an analysis of the traffic and parking impacts for the proposed redevelopment of a Dominick’s Finer Foods grocery store in the Edgewater neighborhood. The purpose of the traffic portion of the study was to determine the existing traffic issues in the area, then estimate the impact that the trips generated by the redeveloped store would have on adjacent road ways, and to propose any improvements that are necessary to improve the vehicular and pedestrian operations in the area. A parking analysis was conducted to determine if the parking provided by the development will meet the City of Chicago’s code and its expected usage.
According to the site plan for the redevelopment project, the existing 38,978 square foot store and 108 space parking lot will be removed and a new store (54,718 square feet) will be built on the southern portion of the site. Additional property will be used (the Chicago Lodge site) in the plan. All parking will be provided on-site with 30 street level convenience spaces and 146 spaces on the roof of the store.Customers will access the site from a full access drive on Foster Avenue and a full access drive on Sheridan Road.
Study Summary
The redevelopment of the existing Dominick’s Finer Food store at the northeast corner of Foster Avenue and Sheridan Road will not have an adverse impact on traffic conditions in the area due to the low volume of additional traffic. It will actually improve traffic operations by eliminating an access drive on both roads, providing for an on-site truck dock, and relocating the Foster Avenue driveway further east on Sheridan Road. Pedestrian access to the store from the parking lot and from the street has been improved and more accessible with two street level entrances and two elevators/three stairwells serving the rooftop parking.
Read the entire study here

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