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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

"Chicago Cityscape is the first (and increasingly, only) place I look for information on new developments in my Albany Park neighborhood. Previously, I'd do research via multiple websites and government data sets, which was really difficult and time-consuming. But with Chicago Cityscape's clean display and features like clickable maps and PINs I'm able to find meaningful data that shapes my community group's efforts to monitor development and attract more business."

- Shylo Bisnett / Albany Park Neighbors

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New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Tuesday, November 13th, 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 Monday, November 19, 2018

What sets Cityscape apart from other sites
by Steven Vance

Founded on urban planning policies & ideals

I get this question occasionally from brokers who use Realist or connectMLS. Chicago Cityscape provides some of the same data about Chicago and Cook County properties as those two websites. But there’s a lot that sets Chicago Cityscape apart from those websites.

Chicago Cityscape isn’t just a “database of databases”. It’s a platform for learning about properties and neighborhoods, presented to take into account links to government policies, local housing plans, homeownership access programs, financial incentives, historical information, and the boundaries of new proposals being deliberated at public meetings.

There’s certainly some overlap: Users can see property ownership and taxes and basic property details on Chicago Cityscape and the MRED services.

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Permits pulled

New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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