Solutions for Land use & zoning professionals
Creating zoning assessments requires collecting data from many sources and is an exercising in efficiently looking up the same kind of information over and over
Zoning & land use lawyers, paralegals, and urban planners.
Cityscape has gathered the essential data to speed up creating zoning assessments. Enhance zoning assessments with our exclusive maps and policy reminders, about transit oriented development status, ARO requirements, and landmark status.
How Chicago Cityscape helps zoning & land use lawyers, paralegals, and urban planners.
Property Due Diligence
Consolidates most sources needed to complete a due diligence report, spec sheet, or offering memorandum.
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.
Review a single property's building permits, 311 reports, violations, administrative hearings, and business license history (Chicago only).
Every Address Snapshot report will show the nearby dispensaries and cultivation centers and schools. In Chicago, the report will also show proposed dispensaries, cultivation centers, craft growers, and processors.
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.
Easily understand what solar incentives are available at this address as well as the flood mitigation zone it’s in, it’s environmental inspection and permits history, as well as locate nearby underground storage tanks.
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. You’ll also find the parcel dimensions as well as property taxes, appeals, and exemptions in this section.
Shows property sales comps, trends, and active buyers and selling in an area or near a single property.
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.
"WestLaw and LexisNexis revolutionized legal research for litigators. Cityscape is doing the same for zoning and land use attorneys."
- Liz Butler (Partner at Elrod Friedman, LLP)