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Land Use Planning and Policy

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DPD's Land Use Planning and Policy Division develops and implements citywide and neighborhood land use plans and manages the Chicago Plan Commission. It also reviews planned developments, lakefront protection applications, and proposed zoning changes in industrial corridors.

Most Recent News (Land Use Planning and Policy)

May 18, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Plan Commission Passage Of Innovative Framework To Guide Future North Branch Development
Jan 26, 2017 City Launches New Online Zoning Map
Oct 5, 2016 TIF Approved for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Study in Jefferson Park
May 18, 2016 City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel's Major Initiative to Further Drive Neighborhood Development Throughout Chicago
Dec 16, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Local Universities Planning $2.5 Billion In Campus Improvements

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Supporting Information

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Community Plans

Central Area Plan

Central Area Action Plan

Fulton Market Innovation District

Green Healthy Neighborhoods

Halsted Triangle Plan

Metra Milwaukee District West Line Planning Study

Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Plan

Milwaukee/Lawrence Corridor Study

Near Northwest Side Plan

Near South Community Plan

Near West Side Plan

Reconnecting Neighborhoods

Six Corners Economic Development Master Plan

State, Wabash and Michigan Plan

Transit Friendly Development Guide


Open Space and Sustainability Plans

Adding Green to Urban Design

A Recipe for Healthy Places

Calumet Area Land Use Plan

Calumet Design Guidelines

Calumet Open Space Reserve

Chicago Nature and Wildlife Plan & Update

Chicago River Corridor Design Guidelines and Standards

Chicago River Corridor Development Plan

Chicago Riverwalk Main Branch Framework Plan

Chicago Sustainable Industries (CSI)

CitySpace Plan

Eat Local Live Healthy

Logan Square Open Space Plan

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Planning and Development

Zoning Map

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Land Use Planning & Policy Division
Department of Planning and Development
121 N. La Salle St., #905
Chicago, IL 60602