Downtown Skokie Example of Well-Planned, Effective Redevelopment

Downtown Skokie is now being viewed as an example of a well-planned, effective redevelopment and proactive economic development. In late June, more than 55 individuals participated in a morning walking tour of Downtown Skokie. Representatives of government agencies, private planning and design firms, and university students learned of the design history behind recent development in Downtown Skokie, including residential buildings with first floor commercial tenants, the Oakton-Skokie CTA Station, and the newly reconstructed streetscape.

Staff members from almost 20 different municipalities were in attendance for this morning event. After the walking tour, 30 participants chose to stay for an optional special event lunch at Libertad. The morning tour and lunch received rave reviews.

Dining in Downtown Skokie

Downtown Skokie has many wonderful restaurants offering a variety of delicious cuisines - try them all! Click here for a full list.

Parking is Easy in Downtown Skokie

With well-lit, conveniently located FREE parking lots for longer terms visits to Downtown Skokie and plenty of FREE on-street spaces, parking in Downtown Skokie is both convenient and easy to find.  On-street parking spaces throughout the Downtown offer two hour time limits from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See below for a complete parking map.

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Downtown Skokie Transportation

Accessibility to transportation is a key advantage for Downtown Skokie.  The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation. Click here for all your transportation options in Downtown Skokie.