Kinzie Framework Plan

UPDATED Nov. 21, 2018
A community-based process led by the Department of Planning and Development to review and enhance the Kinzie Industrial Corridor began in May 2018. Part of Mayor Emanuel's Industrial Modernization Initiative, the process is intended to maintain the corridor as economic engine and vital job center, provide better access for all transportation modes, and enhance the area’s unique natural and built environment.
The modernization process for each of the city’s designated industrial corridors incorporates feedback from key industrial, business and community stakeholders. The effort will result in zoning and other refinements that address trends and optimal land uses for each corridor, as well as design guidelines where appropriate.
At the initial Kinzie Industrial Corridor meeting in May, City staff presented existing conditions within the corridor and potential goals for the planning process. DPD does not intend to propose the rezoning of the existing Planned Manufacturing District, but will review the effectiveness of the existing uses in the PMD to better serve businesses in the corridor. Following the meeting, the presentation and further details on the process will be posted on DPD’s website.


Kinzie study area

Boundary Map

Land Use Map

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



DPD will accept feedback throughout the process through email at

 Supporting Information Facts

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