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Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Chicago Officials Are Pitching The First Citywide Plan In 60 Years. Is It The Key To Equitable Growth?

City planners set a goal of getting 10,000 people to give feedback on the "We Will Chicago" draft plan before public comment ends Nov. 1.


West Loop’s Madison Streetscape Getting $2.9 Million Facelift

The project will add speed bumps, elevated intersections and pedestrian islands the the stretch. It beat out four other West Loop projects vying for the funding.

West Loop

What Would You Want Built Around Major Taylor Trail? Saturday Meeting Will Cover Development Plans

The city planning department has put together a plan to make "neighborhood-oriented investments" around the 8-mile walking and biking trail.

Roseland, Pullman

Northwestern’s $130 Million Bronzeville Clinic, 43 Green And Black-Owned Dispensary Get Key City Backing

Four projects on the Near South Side are one step closer to reality, potentially bringing a health care center, plus businesses and homes to the area. The City Council will vote on the proposals Wednesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Muddy Waters Museum Plans To Add Outdoor Garden For Live Blues Performances

The North Kenwood museum is in talks to buy an adjacent vacant lot it's already been using, with hopes to transform it into a place for programs and performances.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

3 Sites In Roseland, Including Former Gately’s Location, Could Become Homes, Shopping, Business Space And More

The city wants to redevelop the site of Gately's Peoples Store and the Roseland Theatre — and hear plans for how the proposed Michigan Red Line station site could be used.

Roseland, Pullman

Portage Park Small Businesses Can Apply For City Grants Up To $250K

Applications are due at the end of the month for the grants.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Shedd Aquarium To Get 40-Foot Underwater Tunnel As Part Of A $500 Million Overhaul

The Shedd will see parts of its exterior and interior redesigned to improve accessibility as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2030.

South Loop

City Council Approves Sale Of Discounted West Side Lots To Retiring Alderman’s Wife

Planning officials said the land sale to the recently-resigned alderman's wife of two lots in don't cross any ethical lines.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

2 Vacant South Shore Properties Will Be Redeveloped — And The City Wants Neighbors’ Ideas

At a ward meeting, UHaul also shared plans to add two floors to its 71st Street store and a developer previewed plans to build a 14-unit apartment building in Woodlawn.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

11 Neighborhood Shopping Strips Are Getting Guides To Help Businesses Bounce Back

More than 100 ambassadors will be hired to walk around local shopping districts. They'll greet passersby and give them recommendations about where to dine and shop.


TimeLine Theater Development, Uptown Social Services Building Rehab In Line For $12 Million In City Funds

A renovation of the GreenRise building is seeking $2 million from the neighborhood TIF district, while TimeLine's new theater project on Broadway is in line for $10 million.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Closed Bronzeville School Overhaul Among City-Funded Projects To Boost Entrepreneurship On South Side

A culinary incubator, a sustainable commercial center and a community hub will receive money from the program.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

26 Community Development Projects Get $33.5 Million In City Funding

Neighborhood restaurants, businesses and community centers were awarded grants of up to $7 million as part of the Chicago Recovery Plan's community development initiative.


‘We Will Chicago’ Plan Can Boost Economy By Investing In Black And Brown Neighborhoods, Southeast Siders Say

Neighbors shared their economic development goals for Chicago Wednesday, as part of a citywide planning initiative set to be implemented across Chicago next year.

South Chicago, East Side

Century And Consumers Buildings, Beverly’s Pike House Top List Of Most Endangered Historic Places In Illinois

The feds plans to tear down the historic Loop buildings as part of a $52 million demolition. They've sat vacant for 17 years. "It's completely ridiculous," one Landmarks Illinois preservationist said.


Englewood’s Multimillion-Dollar Nature Trail Is Moving Forward. Locals Want It To Be For Neighbors, By Neighbors

The 1.5-mile trail will run along an abandoned, city-owned rail embankment on 59th. "This is an opportunity to bring Englewood and West Englewood together," a community organizer said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Mahalia Jackson Court, A Public Plaza With Pop-Up Businesses And Play Areas For Kids, Is Coming To Chatham This Summer

The public plaza named for the legendary gospel singer and Chatham resident will be at 79th and State, "one of the welcome intersections to Chatham," an organizer said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City To Seek Developers, Applicants For 1st Phase Of Woodlawn Affordable Housing Protections This Summer

The city will choose by the end of the year developers to build five projects that would bring about 350 apartments to 63rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Can Uptown’s Stretch Of Clark Street Be Improved? Neighbors Can Weigh In As City Plans Transformation

Have ideas on how to improve Clark Street? The city is seeking input as it plans to overhaul the street in Uptown.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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