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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)

Nov 16, 2016 Landmark District Approved for Lincoln Park Row Houses
Nov 16, 2016 Landmark Status Approved for Plymouth Building in South Loop
Nov 16, 2016 Landmark Status Proposed for Uptown Square District
Nov 16, 2016 Plan Proposed to Terminate Three TIF Districts
Nov 16, 2016 Small Business Improvement Fund Renewed in West Side TIF District
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Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund

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