Meet the 12 new Chicago City Council members

Meet the 12 new Chicago City Council members

Now that the results are certified (save for one request for a discovery count), know the names and wards the incoming aldermen-elect of Chicago’s City Council.

Proposed ordinance aims to prevent birds from crashing into glass façades

Proposed ordinance aims to prevent birds from crashing into glass façades

Since birds can’t see glass and instead see their destination, trees, reflected in the glass, they constantly hit the glass and perish. A proposed ordinance would change the façade design requirements for new construction and renovations in Chicago. Rendering: Studio Gang, Ford Calumet Environmental Center.

Five changes in the Illinois Accessibility Code may impact residential design

Five changes in the Illinois Accessibility Code may impact residential design

A revised Illinois Accessibility Code went into effect on October 23, 2018, and includes several changes that Illinois and Chicago developers and architects should know. Some of the changes may impact egress design, parking layout, kitchen spaces, laundry rooms, and converting adaptable dwelling units.

Connecting Opportunity Zones to communities' needs

Connecting Opportunity Zones to communities' needs

New capital investments made to property in Opportunity Zones in Chicago have the potential to disrupt neighborhoods and displace people who live in the 135 Opportunity Zones. Investments should be made contextually, with respect to existing residents and neighborhood-level plans.