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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)

Sep 14, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Proposes Transit-Oriented Development Planning Study For Jefferson Park
Sep 14, 2016 New North Side TIF District Would Support Lathrop Homes Redevelopment
Sep 14, 2016 Sale of City-Owned Parking Lot Proposed for $3.7 Million
Sep 14, 2016 12-Year Extension Proposed for Southwest Side TIF District
Sep 14, 2016 Land Sale Would Support Development of New Townhomes in Oakland
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