Zonining Ordinance Administration Division
City Services

Chicago Zoning Ordinance (American Legal Publishing Corp.)

Landscape Ordinance

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    The City of Chicago's Landscape Ordinance requires landscape features to be incorporated into all new or substantially renovated business, commercial buildings and large residential buildings.

Planting standards are maintained by the Department of Streets and Sanitation's Bureau of Forestry. The Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) reviews survey plats, parking lot layouts and site plans to ensure that projects conform to the requirements of the ordinance.

Landscape reviews are conducted by HED from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 905. The forms at right are required along with landscape plans at the time of review.