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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 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
Apr 19, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Passage of Housing Proposals That Will Create Nearly 200 Units of Senior, Supportive and Family Housing
Apr 19, 2017 Riverfront Park Planning Study, High School Athletic Field Proposed for Southwest and Northwest Sides
Apr 19, 2017 Land Sales Will Support New Single-Family Homes in Grand Boulevard
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Chicago Community Land Trust

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Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund

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