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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)

Jan 10, 2017 Mayor Emanuel and Ald. Pat Dowell Announce Third Ward Parade of Homes Plan Moving Forward in Bronzeville
Dec 14, 2016 Property Tax Incentive Will Support Rehab of Historic Fulton-Randolph Market District Complex as Office and Retail Space
Dec 14, 2016 Land Sale Would Support New Industrial, Retail Development in North Lawndale
Dec 14, 2016 $1 Land Sales Approved for More than 30 South Side Lots
Dec 14, 2016 Land Sale Will Support Community Garden in Logan Square
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