What's new on Chicago Cityscape
Property Finder has new data
Posted Sunday, February 5, 2017
We've refreshed the Property Finder map to show current known brownfields and parking lots, places that can be developed into better uses.
Updated school attendance boundaries
Posted Friday, February 3, 2017
We've updated our Places database to include Chicago Public Schools attendance boundaries for the current school year, and to show "preferential" boundaries for some charter schools.
Show recent "stop work orders"
Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Chicago building inspectors will issue a "stop work order" when a contractor is performing work on a building without a permit, or beyond the scope of a permit.
Congressional districts added
Posted Sunday, January 29, 2017
Illinois State House and Senator names updated
Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017
There was an election two months ago and Chicago Cityscape now shows the newly sworn-in represenatives in the Illinois House and Senate.
Police commaner names updated
Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Police commanders have changed at many Chicago police districts over the past two years, but we were still showing the previous commanders' names.
Violations now listed in your Place notifications
Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017
Our Place email notifications, which are sent out each morning when there's activity in a Place (ward, neighborhood, etc.) of your choosing, now include a list of buildings with unresolved violations that the city is taking the owners to administrative hearings.
New property tax data was added
Posted Friday, January 13, 2017
We assisted Chicago Tribune in obtaining data
Posted Sunday, December 25, 2016
Neighbors can now view a sample of property values
Posted Monday, December 19, 2016
Viewing and downloading property values and parcels by Place is currently only available to Pro members, but now all members can see a sample of what this looks like. Go to any Place and click the "Show property values" button next to the map.
Transit TIF district will support CTA modernization
Posted Sunday, December 18, 2016
A new kind of TIF district is in place on Chicago's North Side, a "transit TIF" from where the revenues are passed along to the Chicago Public Schools and the Red Purple Lines modernization project.
Business activity codes available to Neighbors
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016
The business licenses table on each Place page now displays for Neighbors, too, to give them a preview of what Pro members get. The table now lists the city's activity codes that describe what kind of business that company does.
Downtown and Central Business District maps
Posted Sunday, December 11, 2016
We've added maps for the "downtown area" and the Central Business District, both of which are defined by the city's municipal code.
Find and subscribe to a Place faster
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Our Places page – where we list over 2,800 neighborhoods, wards, community areas, and other kinds of boundaries – has been updated to be easily sorted by category. You can also subscribe to notifications in a Place with a single click.
New Links page
Posted Sunday, November 27, 2016
We've completely redesigned the Links page to include search, sorting, and tags. You can also suggest a new link (when signed in).
Find our resources through Search
Posted Friday, November 25, 2016
We've made our collection of resources (including internal features and affordable housing developers) easier to find using the Search form by searching for a keyword. Try it above; search for "affordable housing" or "GIS".
Latest zoning map added
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Each Address Snapshot now shows the zoning class that was current as of September 23, 2016.
Building violations map
Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016
For the longest time we've only presented building violations in bulk as a table. Now we show building violations on a full-screen map! Search by neighborhood, ward, or community area, and filter by date.
Map of buildings in violations court
Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sometimes when a building owner doesn't resolve violations the city requires them to come to administrative hearings. This is a map of those buildings, which also lists the owners.
Latest blog posts
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development hosted an open house for Rogers Park’s former firehouse today, located at 1723 W. Greenleaf Ave. Their hope is to find a suitable bidder for the 102-year-old building that has been vacant since 2009.
The DPD’s request for proposal was published February 6, and proposals are due March 31, 2017. DPD’s RFP notes that the property has 8,934 square feet of land, 6,323 square feet of building, and is zoned RT-4.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
We’ve made two small but helpful changes:Our zoning map has been updated for every zoning change made by the time of the December 2016 City Council meeting, and many changes made in January and February 2017.Our Zoning History feature for Pro members has been redesigned to make it easy to know when the zoning was changed.
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