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Chicago Department of Planning and Development

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

As Deadline Nears For Winning Englewood Square Proposal, Residents Want More Transparency From City Leaders

While some are excited about developments planned for West Englewood, they fear they'll be left out of the more important decisions.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

90-Year-Old West Side Church Moves Closer To Landmark Status: ‘North Lawndale Is Not A Wasteland; It Is A Promised Land’

Pentecostal Church of Holiness moved into what was originally a Catholic parish serving a mostly Czech population and today serves a hub for the surrounding community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Funding Available For South Side Business Owners Looking To Make Repairs, Renovations

Small Business Improvement Fund grants of up to $250,000 are available for businesses and industrial facilities in need of façade repairs, interior renovations, accessibility improvements, roofing and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A New Housing Complex Could Be Coming To Auburn Gresham. Here’s How To Weigh In With Feedback

The $20 million development, part of the city's INVEST South/West program, would bring 56 units of affordable housing to 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Are You A West Side Business Owner Who Wants To Upgrade Your Building? A City Grant Can Help You Remodel

The city's Small Business Improvement Fund provides grants businesses can use to pay for building repairs, interior renovations and other construction projects. Businesses in several West Side taxing districts can apply.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cedar Street Bringing 180 Apartments To Uptown Corner, Second Part Of Massive Broadway Building Project

Cedar Street received initial approval for a two-building, 180 unit development at Broadway and Winona that will complement its 342-unit complex across the street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Misericordia’s West Ridge Housing Expansion, At Center Of Preservation Fight, Lands Initial City Approval

To expand its housing campus, Misericordia demolished a historically significant former tennis club.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Aldermen Slam City’s Planning Chief, Accuse Him Of Bypassing Them In Key Ward Projects: ‘You’ve Got To Do A Better Job’

One alderman graded Commissioner Maurice Cox's department with a “resounding D or F.” Cox took over the role last year.


City Moves To Landmark Pilsen’s Beloved St. Adalbert Church After Years Of Activism

The preliminary recommendation could be considered by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in the spring, a spokesman said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Edgewater Lot Near Lake Will Finally Be Redeveloped, Bringing 78 Units, Townhomes To Sheridan Road

Developer Cedar Street received approval Thursday for a five-story, courtyard-style building near Sheridan and Catalpa.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Loop Office Building, River North Hotel Secure Key City Approval At Plan Commission

A West Loop office building is planned for a vacant lot while a River North hotel will take the place of a parking lot.


What Should Come To Corner Of Howard And Ashland? Rogers Park Neighbors Asked To Submit Ideas

Instead of developers pitching ideas for the city-owned lot, a new initiative is asking neighbors to lead the redevelopment effort.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Asks Developers For Plans To Expand Englewood Square And 79th Street Corridor

A landmarked firehouse at 6204 S. Green St. is part of the area the city wants to redevelop.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Proposed Bridgeport Logistics Facility Angers Residents Worried About Traffic, Pollution, Safety

The industrial facility at 2500 S. Corbett St. and 2420 S. Halsted St. will bring hundreds of new vehicles and employees to the site daily.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

More Than 30 South, West Side Businesses Awarded Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants

The application period ended in February and was the first overseen by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. More than 325 businesses applied for funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Officials Approve ‘Roadmap’ For Attracting Development, Arts And Culture To South Shore

The plan focuses on upgrading 75th and 79th Streets from Stony Island Avenue to the lakefront.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan Commission Approves Report On Woodlawn’s Future Near Obama Site — But City Says ‘This Is Not A Plan’

The report is meant to serve as a framework for preserving affordable housing, not be "the final say." The specifics must be hashed out in an ordinance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plans For Former Michael Reese Site Include Housing, A New Metra Station And More

The ambitious two-phase plan is slated to be complete by 2035.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Obama Center Plans Would Change Historic Aspects Of Park Boulevard System Too, Updated Report Says

Stakeholders will provide new input in response to the completed report next week.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Will Unveil Plan To Mitigate Obama Center’s Impact On Jackson Park In January

The update comes after months of silence from the city around the federal review process.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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