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Planning and Development

As the principal planning agency for the City of Chicago, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) promotes the comprehensive growth and sustainability of the City and its neighborhoods. The department also oversees the City’s zoning and land use policies and, through its economic development and housing bureaus, employs a variety of resources to encourage business and real estate development, as well as a diverse and stable housing stock throughout the City.

Most Recent News (Planning and Development)

May 24, 2017 Housing Proposal Would Support the Preservation of 196 Affordable Apartments in Woodlawn
May 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces $3.6 million Grant to Help Secure, Demolish Nuisance Properties
May 24, 2017 Mayor Emanuel to Introduce Homebuyer Assistance Program for Police Oficers, Fire Fighters and Paramedics
May 18, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Plan Commission Passage Of Innovative Framework To Guide Future North Branch Development
Apr 28, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Innovative Development Projects Designed to Create Neighborhood Amenities and Save Taxpayer Dollars
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Chicago Community Land Trust

Chicago Development Fund

Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund

Chicago Plan Commission

Commission on Chicago Landmarks

Community Development Commission

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