Opportunity Finder

Opportunity Finder is a collection of topical maps to locate potentially developable land and off-market properties in Chicago and Cook County


This map shows properties classified by the Cook County Assessor in the 2017 property tax year that are fuel/filling stations and car service repair shops.

All Chicago properties

Map showing only Cook County Land Bank Authority properties that are also in Opportunity Zones

Map showing only City of Chicago-owned properties that are also in Opportunity Zones

Every property transaction must be recorded at a county recorder of deeds office. The data collected includes the buyer's name, the seller's name, and a description of the property, among other details. (We also call this dataset PTAX.)

Properties in Cook County with delinquent (unpaid) taxes per the 2018 tax year. Currently only showing properties in Chicago's 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wards.

This map shows land currently or formerly owned by the City of Chicago. This is updated as frequently as the city updates their dataset, which is daily. Property classifications were classified by the Cook County Assessor in the 2018 property tax year. You can purchase this map from Chicago Cityscape.

A map of infill opportunities near Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra stations, within the radiuses specified in the Chicago Transit-Served Location ordinance. Property types included are vacant land, side yards, and minor improvements on vacant land.

Map showing only Cook County properties that are also in Opportunity Zones

Map showing properties in Cook County that have recently had a deed recorded (within the last 6 months).

Map showing properties in Cook County that have recently had a foreclosure recorded (within the last 6 months).

This map shows vacant land (as classified by the Cook County Assessor in the 2018 property tax year), classified as either vacant land (1-00), minor improvement on vacant land (1-90), vacant land used as a residential side yard (2-41), minor commercial improvement (often parking lots, 5-90), and unclassified (0-00).

This map shows existing multi-family buildings (as classified by the Cook County Assessor in the 2018 property tax year) that don't fully utilize the density (number of units) allowed by the extant zoning district.

This map shows single-family houses (as classified by the Cook County Assessor in the 2018 property tax year) that exist in Chicago within zoning districts which allow multi-family housing. Subdivide the house or replace it with an apartment building to offer more units. Cityscape Pro members can see the maximum number of units allowed on each property, in the property's Address Snapshot report.