Kinzie Framework Plan

UPDATED June 7, 2019
The Kinzie Industrial Corridor Framework Plan was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission on May 16, 2019. The plan was a result of a community-based process led by the Department of Planning and Development to review and enhance the Kinzie Industrial Corridor. Part of the Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative, the process intended to maintain the corridor as an economic engine and vital job center, provide better access for all transportation modes, and enhance the area’s unique built environment.

The framework identifies corridor employment trends and land use changes over time, as well as the historic character and development of the area, and makes recommendations to encourage industrial and some commercial development for continued employment growth within the corridor. 

The general zoning changes recommended in the Framework Plan will be discussed with property owners, business owners, community members and other stakeholders moving forward.
Please email if you have questions or if you wish to be kept apprised of the City's progress with implementing the plan.


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Read the Framework

Boundary Map

Land Use Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Anticipated Milestones

Dates are subject to change.

Date Event Materials and Community Input

May 16, 2018

Kickoff Meeting: Existing Conditions

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), 320 N. Damen Ave.



Employment Trends

Land Use

Zoning Map


6-7:30 p.m.,
Oct. 9, 2018

Second Meeting: Draft Recommendations

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), 320 N. Damen Ave.


Existing Zoning

Proposed Zoning

Market Research Business Interviews

History and Development

Employment Trends



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