New Construction

 Ford Motor Plant  

The City continues to invest in and encourage green infrastructure and design in City projects as well as private development (Ford Motor Plant).

New Development
The City encourages large new developments to incorporate green infrastructure into their design. Through the planned development process, the City is working with large developers to recommend ways to manage stormwater on site. Ford Motor Company and Solo Cup are examples of corporate leaders that have incorporated green infrastructure into site designs at their Chicago facilities, reducing significantly the amount of built infrastructure they require.

The City’s Department of Planning and Development and Department of Environment have launched a Rooftop Garden Initiative. Through this initiative the City is leading by example by installing green roofs on several new publicly owned buildings and encouraging the use of green roofs on private development as well.

Some of these buildings include:

  • CTA Headquarters
  • Dearborn Center, a private development at State and Adams
  • The Left Bank, a condominium development at Canal and Fulton
  • DuSable Harbor, a Park District facility along the lakefront
  • Chicago Center for Green Technology

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