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

Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative
Citywide

Federal Review of Jackson Park Improvements
Woodlawn and Hyde Park

Woodlawn Community Development
Woodlawn

Pilsen and Little Village Preservation Strategy
Pilsen and Little Village

South Shore Corridor Study
South Shore

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

Wild Mile
Near North Side

Upcoming Events

South Shore Corridor Study Public Meeting
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Paideia Academy, 7511 S. South Shore Drive

15th Annual Rents Rights Expo
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
University of Chicago School of Social Work, 969 E. 60th St.

 Department Main Office

Planning and Development

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 Additional Information

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Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Initiative

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Chicago Sustainable Development Policy