Solutions for Non-profit organizations

The problem

The data you deserve is impossible to find, behind an expensive paywall, and difficult to use when you finally get it.

The audience

Chambers of Commerce, Special Service Areas (SSA), Community Development Corporations (CDC), advocacy organizations, affordable housing developers

The solution

Cityscape has hundreds of sources of property data, policy information, and market insights -- giving you information not available anywhere else and consolidating many of the sources you need.


How Chicago Cityscape helps Chambers of Commerce, Special Service Areas (SSA), Community Development Corporations (CDC), advocacy organizations, affordable housing developers

SolutionFeatures

Market Analysis

Gather the data necessary to help attract development in an area.

Affordable housing

Helps you gauge the number of affordable housing assets in the area.

Amenities & Social Infrastructure

Locates and counts the number of community assets and essential businesses, like grocery stores, medical offices, and banks. This works in both Address Snapshot and Place Snapshot.

Buildings data

Displays the most recent building permits, building violations, and the most active (by permit volume) owners/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and architects in the area.

Businesses

Allows you to locate and measure the number of businesses and business licenses in the area. You can even use the filters to focus on the types of businesses you want to measure.

Demographics

When looking at one of Chicago’s 77 community areas, you can see a robust demographic report from CMAP.

Development & financial incentives

Exclusive feature. Incentives Checker determines if any of 30+ incentives are available to development at a given location. E.g. TOD, TIF, Opportunity Zones, Qualified Census Tract, New Market Tax Credits, etc.

Images, News, Developments

Showcases stories about real estate, development, and investment in the area.

Lending & Investment Snapshot

Use our measures of public and private sector investment to compare . Private: small business loans, who is getting and giving home mortgages, year over year business license trends. Public: Tax Increment Financing (TIF) projects, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) project, Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) projects. Also review selected demographics including home ownership rate, income, and broadband access.

Properties

Understand the number of properties owned by the City of Chicago, the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA), and properties in the annual tax sales process. You can also see sales comps & trends in this section.

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.

Surrounding Places

Highlights all elected officials, schools attendance boundaries, neighborhood & business orgs, and much more.

Transportation & Jobs Snapshot

Within a mile of the property you can identify all of the transit facilities nearby, including Divvy bike share stations. Additionally, get insights on the market size and trade area for walkers and drivers.

Site Selection

Site Selection offers the most comprehensive set of insights, policy and regulatory information, and raw data about Cook County properties.

Properties

Understand the number of properties owned by the City of Chicago, the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA), and properties in the annual tax sales process. You can also see sales comps & trends in this section.

Property Finder

Find Cook County parcels efficiently by using our exclusive filters for property class, zoning type, tax exempt status, last sale, available incentives and more. Within Chicago you can filter for specific zoning, ADU, ARO and TOD policy.

Site Selector & Chicago Zoning Map

Pick a business or property type and this map will show you where in Chicago that's allowed. Alternatively, pick a specific zoning district (say, B1-2), and the map will show everywhere that zoning district exists. Liquor moratoriums can also be shown.

Property Due Diligence

Consolidates most sources needed to complete a due diligence report, spec sheet, or offering memorandum.

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).

Lending & Investment Snapshot

Analyze 3 measures of public sector investment and 4 measures of private sector investment around a given property. Review selected demographics including home ownership rate, veteran status, income, and broadband access.

Property & ownership info

Displays the property taxpayer and points to other properties associated with the same taxpayer. Additionally, the most recent assessed value and sale are highlighted.

Property Sales

Shows property sales comps, trends, and active buyers and selling in an area or near a single property.

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.

Vacant Land

Non-profit organizations are often the only stewards of mitigating the negative impacts of vacant land and to promote the redevelopment of vacant land. Our set of maps and tools will give you a firm grasp of the scale of the problem and help you find where you should invest your time and energy.

311 vacancy reports

Residents can report buildings in Chicago that they suspect are vacant, and we show these reports next to two other quality of life indicators (flooded basements and fly dumping).

City of Chicago-owned land

Find properties currently and previously owned by the City of Chicago, the vast majority of which are vacant lots.

Cook County Land Bank Authority

Find properties in the CCLBA's inventory, many of which are vacant lots and vacant houses, within an area or near a given address.

Vacant property tax relief

Find properties across Cook County that have been granted a tax relief because they're vacant or unrented.


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