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New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Monday, December 10th, 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 Friday, December 14, 2018

Emanuel closing five TIF districts early
by Steven Vance

This would put $3.7 million into debt service and pension funds

Update: Terminated by City Council on December 12, 2018

Mayor Emanuel plans to terminate early five TIF districts. Upon termination, any cash still in the TIF fund would be distributed amongst all local authorities bodies including Cook County, the Chicago Public Library, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District).

The Chicago City Council must approve the early terminations.

Maps of four of the five TIF districts, left to right: Ravenswood Corridor and Weed/Fremont, Cermak/Calumet and Drexel Boulevard

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Permits pulled

New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Monday, October 15th, 2018

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