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Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects

Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects in the running for the Chicago Prize.

Invest SouthWest Proposed Community Plans

DPD and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) hosted events  across the South and West sides to launch INVEST South/West. The family-friendly events where well attended and included a  broad overview of the initiative, performances by local artists, and an open house with planning exercises for each community area, youth activities and food from local chefs.

Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West

Chicago’s new planning commissioner, Maurice Cox, observed something very quickly when he met with community groups across the city. An empty building on West 79th Street, owned by the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, that the city says it will help redevelop.

INVEST South/West

INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

‘Master Planned Development’ Guidelines Would Enhance Zoning Procedures for City’s Largest Development Sites

The proposed “Master Planned Development” designation would apply to projects known colloquially as “mega projects.”

A big week in Economic Development Funding for Chicago's neighborhoods!

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched two new programs that will make significant funding available to support new and existing businesses on Chicago's South, Southwest, and West Sides. Both the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and the Retail Thrive Zones programs offer grant funding up to $250,000 to commercial real estate projects on select neighborhood commercial corridors. To learn more about these programs and their application processes, please visit the program websites.

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