The “Project Highlights” booklet is an overview of Department of Planning and Development (DPD) projects that were either initiated or completed between January and December of 2015.
The projects are just a portion of DPD’s accomplishments during the last year, but they collectively represent the wide variety of community improvement initiatives that moved forward through Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s commitment to equitable development across Chicago.
The booklet is arranged in sections that correspond to DPD’s bureaus of Economic Development, Housing, and Zoning and Land Use. The bureaus cooperatively worked with private developers, delegate agencies, elected officials, sister agencies and other community stakeholders to ensure City of Chicago resources were efficiently allocated for each project within the context of community development goals.
DPD resources include grants, loans, land sales, tax credits, property tax reductions, site assembly assistance, planning and zoning review, and a variety of other tools that improve neighborhoods, create jobs for local residents, and make Chicago one of the most livable cities in the country.
David L. Reifman, Commissioner
Chicago Department of Planning and Development