2021 Project Highlights

The "Project Highlights" booklet is an overview of Department of Planning and Development (DPD) projects that were either initiated or completed between January and December of 2021.

The featured projects are just a portion of DPD’s accomplishments over the last year, but they collectively represent the wide variety of transformative community development initiatives coordinated under Mayor Lightfoot’s commitment to a more equitable and sustainable Chicago.

The booklet is arranged in sections that generally correspond to DPD’s planning, economic development and zoning endeavors. Together, staff worked with private developers, delegate agencies, elected officials, sister agencies and other community stakeholders to ensure City of Chicago resources were efficiently allocated for each project within the context of local development goals.

DPD resources include grants, loans, land sales, tax credits, planning and zoning review, property tax reductions, site assembly assistance and a variety of other tools that improve neighborhoods, create jobs and make Chicago one of the most livable cities in the country.

We look forward to implementing many other improvements for a more equitable Chicago in the year to come.


Maurice D. Cox

2021 DPD Project Highlights

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