As the principal planning agency for the City of Chicago, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) promotes the comprehensive growth and sustainability of the City and its neighborhoods. The department also oversees the City’s zoning and land use policies and employs a variety of resources to encourage business and real estate development, historic preservation, accessible waterfronts, walkable neighborhoods, and related community improvements.

Active Planning Initiatives

INVEST South/West
Citywide

We Will Chicago
Citywide

Committee on Design
Citywide

Design Excellence
Citywide

Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative
Citywide

Western Avenue Corridor Study
North Center, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, West Ridge and West Rogers Park

Altenheim Line Planning Study
North Lawndale, East Garfield Park and West Garfield Park

C40 Reinventing Cities Competition
The Loop and East Garfield Park

Near West Side Housing Analysis
East Garfield Park and Near West Side

Wild Mile
Near North Side

Large Development Projects

Former Michael Reese Hospital Site
Near South Side and Douglas

Obama Presidential Center
Jackson Park

The 78
Near South Side

Lincoln Yards
Lincoln Park and West Town

North Union
Near North Side

ONE Central
Near South Side

Chicago Fire Football Club Training Facility
Belmont Cragin

Department Main Office

Planning and Development

Department Facts

Additional Information

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Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative

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Chicago Sustainable Development Policy