Chicago Plan Commission

Contact: 312.744.4182

The Chicago Plan Commission is responsible for the review of proposals that involve Planned Developments (PDs), the Lakefront Protection Ordinance, Planned Manufacturing Districts (PMDs), Industrial Corridors and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts. It also reviews proposed sales and acquisitions of public land as well as certain long-range community plans. Established in 1909, the commission has 23 members, including mayoral appointees made with City Council consent. Staff services are provided by the Planning and Zoning Division of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month, usually at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., in City Council chambers.

For applicants who would like to schedule a Concept/Land Use Review Meeting with DPD Regional Planners, please email These meetings will take place on Friday mornings between 10 a.m. and noon.



  • Teresa Córdova, Chair
  • Smita Shah, Vice-Chair
  • Andre Brumfield
  • Laura Flores
  • Raul Garza
  • Sarah Lyons
  • Deborah Moore
  • Carlos Pineiro
  • Guacolda Reyes
  • Linda Searl


  • Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor
  • Lester Barclay, CTA Board Chairman
  • Gia Biagi, CDOT Commissioner
  • Walter Burnett, Jr., Alderman
  • Maurice D. Cox, DPD Commissioner
  • Patrick Murphey, Zoning Administrator
  • Marisa Novara, DOH Commissioner
  • Vacant, Park District Superintendent
  • Harry Osterman, Alderman
  • Nicholas Sposato, Alderman
  • Thomas M. Tunney, Alderman
  • Gilbert Villegas, Alderman
  • Scott Waguespack, Alderman

Master PD Updates

(Revised April 16, 2021)

On April 15, 2021, in accordance with Sec. 17-14-0202-S, DPD presented to CPC the proposed final draft Master Planned Development Addendum (PD) to the Development Manual. These final draft documents incorporate the last round of public comments received through December 2020. This Master PD Addendum would supplement existing protocols for PD projects, as detailed in Development Manuals and create a "Master PD" designation that would apply to projects of a certain size and scope.

This Master PD Addendum to the Development Manual also includes community meeting guidelines for Master PDs, a separate “Supplemental Materials and Studies” section specific to Master PDs, and a Community Impact Assessment Form, which requires the applicant to provide project details on existing and proposed site conditions as well as information on demographics, services and amenities of the surrounding neighborhood.

The documents presented to the CPC are as follows:

DPD will complete final edits and formatting changes, and post the Final Addendum, on or before April 30, 2021.

Added information on the Master PD review process, DPD hosted a community webinar on the proposed Master PD guidelines on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting presentation is available for review, and a replay of the event is available on DPD's YouTube page and posted below.

Upcoming meetings of the Chicago Plan Commission will be hosted virtually.

Please see instructions below for how to access the meeting, provided comment and participate in public testimony.

Rules for virtual meetings are available now for review. A summary of the public comment portion is available below:

  • Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting at Statements will be posted online for public review prior to the start of each meeting.
  • Members of the public wishing to speak must submit a speaking request form. Forms must be submitted by 10 a.m. the Tuesday preceding the meeting to
  • Verbal statements for all agenda items will take place at the beginning of each meeting, versus after each presentation.
  • A maximum of 15 members of the public will be permitted to comment on each proposal due to technical limitations. Selected speakers for each item will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each will be given instructions on how to provide up to three minutes of testimony.

A supplemental rule has also been issued for May 21, 2020. Questions on the rules can be directed to

Click here to access the live stream the day of the meeting.

2021 Meeting Schedule

January 21 Agenda Video
February 18 Agenda Video
March 18 Agenda Video

April 15 Agenda Video
May 20 Agenda Video
June 17 Agenda Video

July 15 Agenda Video
August 19 Postponed to Aug. 26
August 26 Agenda Video
September 16 Agenda Video

October 21 Agenda
November 18
December 16

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 23 Minutes Map
February 21 Agenda
March 19 Postponed to May 8

April 16 Postponed to May 8
April 23 Postponed to May 8
April 30 Postponed to May 8
May 8 Agenda Video

May 21 Agenda Video
June 18 Agenda Video
July 16 Agenda Video
August 20 Agenda Video

September 17 Agenda Video
October 15 Agenda Video
November 19 Agenda Video
December 17 Agenda Video

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 24 Minutes Map
February 21 Minutes Map
March 21 Minutes Map

April 18 Minutes Map
May 16 Minutes Map
June 20 Minutes Map

July 18 Minutes Map
August 15 Minutes Map
September 19 Minutes Map
October 17 Minutes Map
November 21 Minutes Map
December 19 Minutes Map

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 18 Minutes Map
February 15 Minutes Map
March 15 Minutes Map
April 19 Minutes Map
May 17 Minutes Map
June 21 Minutes Map
July 19 Minutes Map
August 16 Minutes Map
September 13 Minutes Map
October 18 Minutes Map
November 15 Minutes Map
December 20 Minutes Map

2017 Meeting Minutes

January 19 Minutes Map
February 16 Minutes Map
March 16 Minutes Map
April 20 Minutes Map
May 18 Minutes Map
June 15 Minutes Map
July 20 Minutes Map
August 17 Minutes Map
September 20 Minutes Map
October 19 Minutes Map
November 16 Minutes Map
December 21 Minutes Map

2016 Meeting Minutes

January 21 Minutes
February 18 Minutes
March 17 Minutes Map
April 21 Minutes Map
May 19 Minutes Map
June 16 Minutes Map
July 21 Minutes Map
August 18 Minutes Map
September 15 Minutes Map
October 20 Minutes Map
November 17 Minutes Map
December 15 Minutes Map

2015 Meeting Minutes

January 15 Minutes
February 19 Minutes
March 9 Minutes
March 19 Minutes
April 16 Minutes
May 21 Minutes
June 18 Minutes
July 16 Minutes
August 20 Minutes
September 17 Minutes
October 15 Minutes
November 19 Minutes
December 17 Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 16 Minutes
Feb. 20 Minutes
March 20 Minutes
April 23 Minutes
May 15 Minutes
June 19 Minutes
July 17 Minutes
Aug. 21 Minutes
Sept. 18 Minutes
Oct. 16 Minutes
Nov. 20 Minutes
Dec. 18 Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 24 Minutes
Feb. 21 Minutes
March 21 Minutes
April 24 Minutes
May 16 Minutes
June 20 Minutes
July 18 Minutes
Aug. 15 Minutes
Sept. 19 Minutes
Oct. 17 Minutes
Nov. 21 Minutes
Dec. 19 Minutes

2012 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 19 Minutes
Feb. 16 Minutes
March 15 Minutes
April 19 Minutes
May 24 Minutes
June 21 Minutes
July 19 Minutes
Aug. 16 Minutes
Sept. 20 Minutes
Oct. 18 Minutes
Nov. 27 Minutes
Dec. 20 Minutes

2011 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 20 Minutes
Feb. 17 Minutes
March 17 Minutes
April 21 Minutes
May 19 Minutes
June 16 Minutes
July 21 Minutes
Aug. 18 Minutes
Sept. 15 Minutes
Oct. 20 Minutes
Nov. 17 Minutes
Dec. 15 Agenda

2010 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 21 Minutes
Feb. 18 Minutes
March 18 Minutes
April 15 Minutes
May 20 Minutes
June 17 Minutes
July 15 Minutes
Aug. 19 Minutes
Sept. 16 Minutes
Oct. 21 Minutes
Nov. 18 Minutes
Dec. 16 Minutes

2009 Meeting Minutes

Jan. 15 Minutes
Feb. 19 Minutes
March 19 Minutes
April 16 Minutes
May 21 Minutes
June 18 Minutes
July 15 Minutes
Aug. 20 Minutes
Sept. 17 Minutes
Oct. 15 Minutes
Nov. 19 Minutes
Dec. 17 Minutes

Supporting Information Facts

Additional Information

See Also:

Revised PD Process Overview

Plan Commission Rules

Development Manual

Intake Submission Checklist

Planned Development Statements

(Word doc.)

Zoning Amendment Application

Economic Disclosure Statement

PD Review Fees

Lakefront Protection Ordinance Application


M/WBE Compliance:

M/WBE Hiring Outreach Overview (PDF)

M/WBE Local Hiring Affidavit (Word doc.)

M/WBE Local Hiring Tracking (Excel doc.)

M/WBE Contractor Outreach Letter Template (Word doc.)

Department of Procurement Services Assist Agency List

Certification and Compliance Directory

M/WBE Local Hiring Executive Order (PDF)