Development insights you can't get anywhere else

Get to acquisition and groundbreaking sooner – Chicago Cityscape has the maps, data, and tools you need to start or expand your portfolio in one place

Chicago Cityscape has been seen on Curbed Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, and many other websites, as a source for insights and data analysis about Chicago properties that can't be found anywhere else.

What our members say about us

"Obtaining all of the information needed to compel investors would have been impossible without Chicago Cityscape: GIS is too esoteric and idiosyncratic, and frankly intimidating to a non-initiated viewer. Having a simple, clean, and clear source of primary information about the built environment and local context made this entire project possible. Paid for itself a thousand times over."

- Mike Healy / Guild Row developer

Read more testimonials

New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Friday, December 7th, 2018

Appreciating apartment properties

Apartment properties with the greatest appreciation in Chicago from 2017 to 2018

Using our database of assessed values and property tax bills, this dashboard shows 500 apartment buildings in Chicago with 2-6 units that had the largest increase, and 500 that had the largest decreases, in assessed value from 2017 to 2018.

Apartment properties with the least appreciation in Chicago from 2017 to 2018

Latest blog post Thursday, December 13, 2018

These are the 2019 candidates who support legalizing ADUs in Chicago
by Steven Vance

Read previous posts to learn why you should support coach houses and accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

This list will be updated as needed. Last updated 12/13/18, 16:47.

1st Ward: Daniel LaSpata (“advocate for permitting coach houses and other ADUs that preserve naturally affordable housing and increase revenue for home owners”)26th Ward: David Herrera (told me via email)31st Ward: Colin Bird-Martinez (told me via email)33rd Ward: Deb Mell (incumbent, told via chief of staff)35th Ward: Amanda Yu Dieterich (“rental coach houses”)40th Ward:

Recently added renderings view the full map

Permits pulled

New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Click on a company or person name to view their in-depth profile, with project history, map, and associated companies

General contractors