Better data, better development

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

"We used Chicago Cityscape at Smart Chicago because we want to encourage the development of civic tech products that people can't live without. On a personal note, I love reading the insights that go along with the data— the narrative threads they pull together to make raw data real meaningful."

- Dan X. O'Neil / City Bureau board member, founder of former Smart Chicago Collaborative

Read more testimonials

New construction

New construction projects in Chicago since Monday, September 9th, 2019

Chicago stats today
Sun, Sep. 15th, 2019

0 building permits posted
0 new construction permits posted
0 building violations posted
0 violation hearings to be held

Latest blog post Thursday, September 12, 2019

Proposal: Put an eligible house into the Chicago land trust to lower its taxes
by Steven Vance

Proposal: Put an eligible house into the Chicago land trust to lower its taxes and preserve affordability

The Chicago Department of Housing and the Chicago Community Land Trust (CCLT) want to start a novel pilot program to preserve existing affordable housing in community areas that are at risk of gentrifying. The Department of Housing asked for City Council’s permission on Wednesday at the regular Housing & Real Estate committee meeting, but was rebuffed due to insufficient engagement with community organizations.

One of the pilot program’s unique aspects is to encourage homeowners in six targeted community areas to opt in and “put” their houses in the land trust in exchange for significantly lower property taxes and access to a $30,000 grant for home repairs and energy upgrades. All while continuing to own the house.


Continue reading...

Recently added renderings view the full map

Permits pulled

New construction permits pulled in Chicago in the last 2 months since Monday, July 15th, 2019

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

General contractors



Show Light Mode - load the homepage faster