Solutions for Architects

The problem

Information about buildings and properties is scattered and it takes too long to compile necessary information for studies and forms.

The audience

Architects, building permit expeditors, code consultants

The solution

Simplify your search for current and historical building information and prepare a project's zoning matrix quickly by using Chicago Cityscape.


How Chicago Cityscape helps architects, building permit expeditors, code consultants

SolutionFeatures

People and Company Research

Dig through the project history of over 200,000 developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and business owners.

Building Permits Browser

You’re able to see every building permit pulled in the City of Chicago and filter by: permit & company type, location, time period, transit proximity, and estimated construction cost. You can also see the contractors, subs, owners / developers, and others attached to the permit.

Contractor Rankings

Here you can research contractors, developers, architects and more based on their company type, the number of permits they’ve been issued, and where they’ve done work.

Prolific Developers

This section represents the top developers in Chicago, linking zoning change applications and building permits with subsidiaries and parent companies.

Construction Ecosystem

Understand Chicago’s construction ecosystem of buildings, parcels, and projects.

Address Snapshot

Our premier feature, Address Snapshot contextualizes policy and insights and provides raw data for any address in Cook County. Find nearby properties, sales, permits and violations (Chicago only), and transit-oriented development status. Useful for due diligence.

Building data

Review a single property's building permits, 311 reports, violations, administrative hearings, and business license history (Chicago only).

Building Permits Browser

You’re able to see every building permit pulled in the City of Chicago and filter by: permit & company type, location, time period, transit proximity, and estimated construction cost. You can also see the contractors, subs, owners / developers, and others attached to the permit.

Proposed Projects

Shows you future projects in the area based on zoning applications submitted to the city. You can even use the filters to focus on the types of projects you want to see.

Proposed TIF projects

A special committee reviews and approves projects to be funded by TIF money before the City Council approves the funding allocation. See what projects are coming, months or years ahead of time.

Zoning Assessment

These automated reports provide details & insights on local zoning and housing regulations such as zooming capabilities & standards, ADU eligibility, ARO zone, estimated dwelling unit calculation, and Fair Market Rent (FMR) in that ZIP code.

Zoning Matrix

Specially designed for architects submitting building permits in Chicago, this feature automatically fills in the required Zoning Matrix form.


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