If you are building in Chicago you may have to take part in the OUC process. If you’re digging, you’re most likely going to interact with the 27 constituent agencies and utility companies of the Office of Underground Coordination. Read about the office’s history and the OUC process itself.
There are at least 8 co-living buildings in Chicago, and MAPS wants to help make sure your co-living proposal gets the necessary zoning and building code approvals without any complications.
Property owners who want to build more space on their land have some options. The typical route, and available across the city, is to apply for a zoning change to a classification with a higher “dash” number. However, property owners in certain parts of the city may be able to get an increase in density based on the property's location.
These four Opportunity Zones in Chicago have the best “smart growth potential”, which are walkable urban places and good transit accessibility. But these places also need policies that protect vulnerable residents.
Chicago’s landscape inspection process has changed and requires more input from the landscape architect of record. We summarized the new process and talked to a landscape architect for more input about landscape design in Chicago.
When you’re re-developing or acquiring an older building, it may be necessary to acquire old documents that describe the building at a previous time to be able to comply with certain regulations.
MAPS’s new Urban Planning Department can handle all of your zoning, site selection, and pre-development needs, including neighborhood-level housing studies like this one that we created for a client about Bronzeville.
We just happened to photograph the construction of A.M. 1980 exactly a year apart, making it easy to see how fast it was built!
The Chicago Public Schools is planning to sell seven vacant properties that it owns across Chicago. Get zoning assessments from MAPS to understand the site requirements.