Lakefront Protection Review

The Chicago Plan Commission reviews and holds public hearings on certain development projects within proximity of the City's Lake Michigan shoreline in accordance with the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance.

Lakefront Protection Application 

The ordinance recognizes that the City's Lake Michigan shoreline possesses special environmental, recreational, cultural, historical, community and aesthetic interests and values that require protection and preservation. The area includes all harbors, piers, breakwaters, locks of the Chicago River, and public open spaces along the water.

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Land Use Planning & Policy Division
Department of Housing and
Economic Development
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 703
Chicago, IL 60602
312.742.9000