Chicago Land Use: A Guide for Communities
Chicago Land Use: A Guide for Communities is the first publication of its kind. The chapters in this guide - and the workshops that accompany them - aim to provide individuals, communities, and neighborhoods with practical information on the policies, restrictions, and incentives related to the development and use of land in the City of Chicago. Ultimately, the goal is to empower readers to understand how they can influence and shape important decisions that impact their community.
Thank you Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for your generous assistance laying out and designing this guidebook.
For more information, contact Cliff Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter 1: Chicago Zoning Basics
The Zoning 101 workshop for community members was held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Chinatown Public Library. It was led by Dykema attorney C. Harrison Cooper and Chicago Lawyers’ Committee attorney Cliff Helm.
Chapter 2: Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Community workshop @ The Hideout | January 29, 2019
This TIF workshop was led by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee attorney Cliff Helm and co-sponsored with Chicago United for Equity and Raise Your Hand Action. Download the PowerPoint presentation here.
Community workshop @ Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse | February 21, 2019
This workshop on equitable development around “The 78” was led by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, Pilsen Alliance, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC), and the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University.
Chapter 3: Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO)
Community Workshop @ The Hideout | September 4, 2019
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee facilitated a community workshop on the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) with organizers from Logan Square Neighborhood Association and ONE Northside as part of a new series, “Hideout High School.” Click here to watch the livestream video and download the PowerPoint presentation here.