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

Austin RFP Community Presentations — Part II
6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Chicago Plan Commission — January 2021
10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 | Watch Live

New City RFP Pre-Bid Conference
2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Auburn Gresham RFP Community Presentation
4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Fulton Market Innovation District Webinar
6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

South Chicago RFP Pre-Bid Conference
2 p.m, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Englewood RFP Community Presentation — Part I
3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

ONE Central Community Webinar
6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Commission on Chicago Landmarks Program Committee
10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 | Watch Live

Western Avenue Corridor Study Kick-Off Session
6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Englewood RFP Community Presentation — Part II
4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

SBIF Rollout Webinar — February 2021
1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 | Register or Watch Live

Commission on Chicago Landmarks — February 2021
12:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 | Watch Live

Active Planning Initiatives

INVEST South/West

We Will Chicago

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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Fulton Market Innovation District (FMID) Plan Update
Near West Side

Federal Review of Jackson Park Improvements
Woodlawn and Hyde 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

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

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