Goals of Committee on Design. Slide by Department of Planning and Development

Department of Planning and Development Announces 24 Appointments to Committee on Design

The City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has announced its 24 appointments to the newly-launched Committee on Design. The design review and approval process for Chicago’s largest construction projects will be enhanced and streamlined through this volunteer Committee on Design consisting of the city’s top urban design professionals, according to DPD commissioner Maurice Cox.

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2033 N Albany Avenue

Demolition Permits Issued for 2033 N Albany Avenue in Palmer Square

Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story residential building located at Palmer Square‘s 2033 N Albany Avenue. The structure is set back from the street, and owned by MK Builders & Construction. While the owner’s plans have not yet been published, the property is zoned under RS-3, which allows for single family residences and two-flats. RS-3 also permits a floor area ratio of 0.9, whereby any new building may have up to 90 percent of the square footage of the containing lot. As of now, it is unknown if the owner will seek a zoning change for allow for more density.

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