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.

Upcoming Events

INVEST South/West: Back of the Yards RFP Community Presentation
6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

INVEST South/West: Bronzeville RFP Community Presentation
6 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

INVEST South/West: North Lawndale RFP Community Presentation (Part I)
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Chicago Plan Commission — May 2021
10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Watch Live

INVEST South/West: North Lawndale RFP Community Presentation (Part II)
6 p.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Near North TIF Amendment
6 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Active Planning Initiatives

INVEST South/West

We Will Chicago

Committee on Design

Design Excellence

Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative

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

The 78
Near South Side

Lincoln Yards
Lincoln Park and West Town

North Union
Near North Side

ONE Central
Near South Side

Department Main Office

Planning and Development

Department Facts

Additional Information


Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative


Chicago Sustainable Development Policy