Major Taylor Trail Framework Plan

A Community Plan for a Community Trail

The Major Taylor Trail Framework Plan is a City of Chicago-led initiative focused on activating the Major Taylor Trail and catalyzing equitable development in the area. The Trail, named after celebrated African American cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, stretches from 82nd St. to the Little Calumet River. The study area for this Framework Plan zeroes in on the area of the Trail that traverses Beverly, Morgan Park, and West Pullman, from 104th St to 125th St (view a map here). The plan will bring together multiple neighborhoods, communities, and stakeholders to find a common vision for the future of the Trail and the surrounding area. Over the next few months, the Framework Plan team will collect data, engage in community outreach, and develop a set of recommendations to bring this hidden gem to its full potential.

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Leave a comment on the comment map

The comment map is an interactive way to share assets, challenges, and ideas for the Trail and surrounding area. Here, you can share your thoughts on future land use, current opportunities, and the places you love. You can also interact with other community members’ comments and ideas to see what others have in mind for the future of the neighborhood.

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Attend public meetings and stay involved

Community engagement is the cornerstone of the Framework Plan. The planning team will host a variety of focus groups, public meetings, and walking tours over the course of the Fall. Our project launch was Saturday 10/1 at 11am at the West Pullman Library (830 W 119th St.). Stay tuned for more events this Fall!

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Market Study Findings

A unique community with growing potential

Project Study Area

Study Area Information


owner occupied housing units


study area residents


median household income

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Have questions or comments?

We want to hear from you! Community input and feedback are essential to the Major Taylor Trail Framework Plan. Hearing from a diverse group of stakeholders will ensure that the plan represents the needs of the community. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with ideas, concerns, or questions.

Project Partners


Michael Penicnak
Project Coordinator for the Far South
Chicago Department of Planning & Development

Katanya Raby
Director of Planning
Far South Community Development Corporation