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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)

Feb 2, 2017 Johnson Publishing Building To Be Considered For Landmark Status
Jan 26, 2017 City Launches New Online Zoning Map
Jan 25, 2017 Essex Inn Proposed for Landmark Status
Jan 25, 2017 Land Sales Would Create, Expand Nine Neighborhood Playlots
Jan 25, 2017 Property Tax Incentive Proposed for Expansion of Electromechanical Company
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