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

Design Excellence
Citywide

Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative
Citywide

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

 Department Main Office

Planning and Development

 Department Facts

 I Want To

 Additional Information

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Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative

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Chicago Sustainable Development Policy