Planning and Sustainability

DPD's Planning division develops and implements citywide and neighborhood land use plans, designs community engagement initiatives and collaborates across City departments on active development projects. It also supports the Zoning Bureau with design review of planned developments. Additionally, the Sustainability division oversees the Chicago Sustainable Development Policy, and plans for and acquires open space.

Community Plans
DPD's Planning bureau maintains a list of updated Community Plans that guide development in targeted Chicago neighborhoods.
Open Space and Sustainability Plans
DPD's Planning bureau maintains an updated list of Open Space and Sustainability Plans that guide green development throughout Chicago.

Active Planning Initatives

The listed projects are ongoing. Details about public participation can be found at each link.

Mayor Emanuel's Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative
Citywide

Federal Review of Jackson Park Improvements
Woodlawn and Hyde Park

Woodlawn Community Development
Woodlawn

Chicago River Design Guidelines Update
Citywide

North Park Study
North Park

Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan
Jefferson Park

 

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