Chicago River Corridor Design Guidelines and Standards

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Adopted in 2005, the Chicago River Corridor Design Guidelines and Standards outline the requirements for development in and adjacent to the setback area along the Chicago River and its branches within the city limits. This plan is now supplanted by the 2019 Chicago River Design Guidelines.

Chicago River Corridor Design Guidelines and Standards

Appendix: Development Areas, Furnishings, Signs

Appendix: Harbor Permits

Appendix: River Edge Treatment I

Appendix: River Edge Treatment II

Appendix: Retaining Wall Treatment, Stormwater Management

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