Planning and Policy Division


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See Also:

Chicago Cultural Plan

What We Do

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.

Alerts (Land Use Planning and Policy)

High Alert Apr 3, 2014 Plan Commission Meeting Date Change for April 2014

Most Recent News (Land Use Planning and Policy)

Apr 2, 2014 Land Acquisition Process Authorized For Former Rail Yard
May 8, 2013 City Council Approves Plans That Will Promote Use of City Metra Stations, Future Bus Rapid Transit Route
Jan 24, 2013 New Citywide Plan Targets Obesity in Chicago
Dec 14, 2011 Open Space Proposals Will Honor Community Activists
Jul 28, 2011 Mayor Emanuel Introduces An Ordinance Supporting Urban Farms

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Supporting Information

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Community Plans

Central Area Plan

Central Area Action Plan

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


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