Planning and Sustainability

DPD's region-based Planning Division develops and implements citywide and neighborhood land use plans, designs community engagement initiatives and collaborates across City departments on active development projects. It also supports the Zoning Bureau with design review of planned developments. Additionally, the Sustainability division oversees the Chicago Sustainable Development Policy, and plans for and acquires open space.

Community Plans

DPD's Planning bureau maintains a list of updated Community Plans that guide development in targeted Chicago neighborhoods.

Open Space and Sustainability Plans

DPD's Planning bureau maintains an updated list of Open Space and Sustainability Plans that guide green development throughout Chicago.

Active Planning Initiatives and Implementation

The listed projects are ongoing. Details about public participation and/or implementation can be found at each link.

INVEST South/West

We Will Chicago

Design Excellence

Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative

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