C40 Reinventing Cities Competition
The City of Chicago is moving forward with one development plan in East Garfield Park from the 2019 Reinventing Cities competition. City planning staff also released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for another site in The Loop as a part of the 2020 Reinventing Cities competition.
Chatham Commercial Design Guidelines
In 2017 and 2018, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) worked in partnership with the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Farr Associates to engage Chatham residents, businesses and stakeholders in a planning exercise to create a set of design guidelines and other recommendations aimed at enhancing Chatham’s commercial corridors.
Chicago River Design Guidelines
The City of Chicago updated its Chicago River Design Guidelines in 2019, building upon the successful implementation of the Chicago Riverwalk, the visions and feedback received from the River Edge Ideas Lab exhibit, and previous plans and guidelines.
Chicago Sustainable Development Policy
The Chicago Sustainable Development Policy has been continually implemented since June 2004. The goal of the policy is to enhance the sustainable performance of projects receiving City assistance. It requires development projects that are receiving financial assistance or special approvals from the City to include sustainable elements.
Committee on Design
The Committee on Design is an informal advisory committee currently under formation by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The committee will advise Commissioner Maurice Cox and DPD staff on design excellence for major development projects and urban design initiatives.
Federal Review of Jackson Park Improvements
The City of Chicago, through the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), is working on several roadway improvement projects in Jackson Park that will support the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) and the South Lakefront Framework Plan update.
Fulton Market Innovation District
The Fulton Market Innovation District (FMID) Plan was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in July 2014 and identifies a vision to preserve existing jobs while accommodating private sector investments that reinforce the area’s expanding role as an innovation-driven employment center.
Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan
The Jefferson Park Station Area Plan is a Master Plan for the area surronding the Jefferson Park Transit Center on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Little Village Framework
A community-based process led by the Department of Planning and Development to review and enhance the Little Village Industrial Corridor began in April 2018.
Near West Side Housing Analysis
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is performing an analysis of housing trends and opportunities in the Near West Side and East Garfield Park neighborhoods in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) and Ald. Jason Ervin (28th).
Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus: Leveraging Downtown Zoning to Foster Neighborhood Development and Central Area Growth
Updates to the Chicago zoning code's downtown floor area bonus system and downtown zoning district geography were approved by City Council in May 2016. Coordinated as the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus, the changes simplify and update the downtown floor area bonus system; accommodate ongoing central area growth through an expanded downtown zoning district; and provide new funding sources to encourage commercial development in neighborhoods lacking private investment.
North Branch Framework Plan, Design Guidelines and Implementation
Land use framework plan and design guidelines for the North Branch Industrial Corridor.
North Park Commercial Corridors Study
In 2019, DPD conducted a market study of commercial corridors in Chicago's North Park neighborhood, primarily along Foster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Kedzie Avenue.
South Shore Corridor Study
The South Shore Corridor Study, adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in May 2020, provides for a series of 10 "ideas for action" to build on the strength of 75th Street and 79th Street from Stony Island to the lakefront.
West Loop Design Guidelines
In 2017, DPD developed design guidelines to foster excellence in design within the West Loop. As the West Loop has evolved, the City of Chicago has undertaken planning efforts to encourage the thoughtful re-development of this area.
West Loop Resource Guide
To better guide the development of the West Loop, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has gathered maps, plans, ongoing initiatives, and other resources in one place for easier access.
Wild Mile Chicago
Wild Mile Chicago is a planned floating eco-park located on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River, a manmade channel along the east side of Goose Island between Chicago Avenue and North Avenue.