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News on the new round of PPP ⬇️
01/15/2021

News on the new round of PPP ⬇️

Join the BACP webinar on Tuesday, 1/19 at 3:00 PM about The Paycheck Protection Program and Other Emergency Funding Opportunities presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana!
Register: www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has opened for a third round of applications. This program provides small businesses with funds for payroll costs, rent, utilities, and additional expense categories. The program has reopened initially for applications through community financial institutions in order to promote access to capital. The webinar will cover the PPP loan and other funding opportunities available through the U.S. SBA. We will also cover common questions and how to apply through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

The Small Business Improvement Fund is rolling out in neighborhoods across Chicago in 2021. Commercial businesses can ap...
01/14/2021
Are You A West Side Business Owner Who Wants To Upgrade Your Building? A City Grant Can Help You Remodel - Block Club Chicago

The Small Business Improvement Fund is rolling out in neighborhoods across Chicago in 2021. Commercial businesses can apply for grants of up to $150,000 and industrial businesses can earn grants of up to $250,000. Learn more and apply at chicago.gov/sbif.

NORTH LAWNDALE — A round of city funding has opened up to support business owners in North Lawndale, Austin and East Garfield Park who want to remodel or make critical repairs. The city is accepting applications to the Small Business Improvement Fund, which is supported by revenues from Tax Increm...

"Part of the challenge is coming out of the pandemic you might see more of a flight to quality, so a lot of the new buil...
01/11/2021
Can this obscure tax incentive convince investors to keep pouring money into aging downtown properties?

"Part of the challenge is coming out of the pandemic you might see more of a flight to quality, so a lot of the new buildings might benefit at the expense of LaSalle Street," said Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar. "We're having a serious conversation about the future of some of the older buildings, and that's why Class L can be so important."

How the Class L designation could help developers navigate the post-COVID office market—and revive an aging Loop.

DPD and Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) will co-host a community webinar this month on the proposed ONE Central development on the...
01/04/2021

DPD and Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) will co-host a community webinar this month on the proposed ONE Central development on the Near South Side. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. Learn more at chicago.gov/onecentral and register on Zoom: bit.ly/onecentralwebinar.

The Small Business Improvement Fund is now open in five TIF districts across the city, including portions of #Austin, #N...
01/04/2021

The Small Business Improvement Fund is now open in five TIF districts across the city, including portions of #Austin, #NorthLawndale and #Pilsen.

Learn more about #SBIF at chicago.gov/sbif and register for an upcoming informational webinar at bit.ly/jan21sbif. Applications are due by Monday, Feb. 8. #INVESTSouthWest

“From a social infrastructure standpoint, a grocery store is part of the community. That’s community cohesiveness and so...
12/31/2020
Black-Owned Grocery Store Coming To Austin After Save A Lot Closes In West Side Food Desert

“From a social infrastructure standpoint, a grocery store is part of the community. That’s community cohesiveness and social cohesion that makes the neighborhood better to live in. It makes them safer.” #INVESTSouthWest https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/12/30/black-owned-grocery-store-coming-to-austin-after-save-a-lot-closes-in-west-side-food-desert/

Forty Acres Fresh Market is expected to expand its pop-ups and delivery service into a full-service brick-and-mortar location at 5713 W. Chicago Ave.

How do you imagine the future of Western Avenue? The City is launching a study of the key North Side corridor, from Addi...
12/30/2020

How do you imagine the future of Western Avenue? The City is launching a study of the key North Side corridor, from Addison to Howard. Visit chicago.gov/western to join the planning process, take the survey, and register for the kick-off session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

In response to recent planning initiatives and land use changes near Fulton Market, DPD central region planners have dra...
12/23/2020

In response to recent planning initiatives and land use changes near Fulton Market, DPD central region planners have drafted an update to the 2014 Fulton Market Innovation District Plan. Learn more and register for the informational webinar, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21: bit.ly/fmidplan

DPD will roll out the Small Business Improvement Fund grant program in five TIF districts next month, from #NorthPark to...
12/22/2020

DPD will roll out the Small Business Improvement Fund grant program in five TIF districts next month, from #NorthPark to #Austin to #Pilsen.

Learn more about #SBIF at chicago.gov/sbif and register for an upcoming informational webinar at bit.ly/jan21sbif.

City Council today approved a three-year, $60 million plan from Chicago Mayor's Office to fund the Small Business Improv...
12/16/2020

City Council today approved a three-year, $60 million plan from Chicago Mayor's Office to fund the Small Business Improvement Fund, or #SBIF, the most ambitious infusion of capital into the program in its 21-year history. Read more: bit.ly/3amOydB

The mid-century modern building at Nordica and Armitage has a quirky history. It was built in 1954 as the grand prize fo...
12/07/2020
‘Miracle House’ on West Side on path to preservation

The mid-century modern building at Nordica and Armitage has a quirky history. It was built in 1954 as the grand prize for a raffle to raise money to pay for a new church, convent and rectory for the neighboring St. William Parish — hence the nickname “Miracle House.”

The house was built in 1954 by renowned Chicago architect Edo Belli.

The Landmarks Commission votes to adopt a preliminary designation for the Halsted-Willow Group of buildings located at t...
12/03/2020

The Landmarks Commission votes to adopt a preliminary designation for the Halsted-Willow Group of buildings located at the intersection of Halsted and Willow in #LincolnPark. Built in the 1880s, the buildings are handsomely designed in the Italianate and Queen Anne styles.

The Landmarks Commission just voted to adopt a preliminary designation for The Miracle House, 2001 N. Nordica Ave. in th...
12/03/2020

The Landmarks Commission just voted to adopt a preliminary designation for The Miracle House, 2001 N. Nordica Ave. in the #Galewood neighborhood. The stunning mid-century modern home was constructed at Nordica and Armitage in 1954 as the winning prize for a nearby church raffle.

11/23/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

We are Chicagoans and we rise to the occasion. Despite the challenges this pandemic budget presented, the 2021 Budget sticks to our values and doubles down on the investments that will improve the lives of Chicagoans. #Chi2021Budget

"This year’s projects represent a tremendous cross-section of preservation work occurring throughout the city,” said Mau...
11/17/2020
Landmarks Commission Honors Chicago’s Best Preservation Projects of 2020

"This year’s projects represent a tremendous cross-section of preservation work occurring throughout the city,” said Maurice Cox, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development. "Each project illustrates excellence in effort and commitment to Chicago’s historic buildings."

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical

HAPPENING NOW: Staff from DPD and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks are hosting the 2020 Preservation Excellence Award...
11/17/2020

HAPPENING NOW: Staff from DPD and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks are hosting the 2020 Preservation Excellence Awards, which commemorate the city's best rehab projects at designated Chicago landmarks. Follow along: https://youtu.be/B6c_JL3yLnI

HAPPENING NOW: City planning staff, JDL Development, @AldermanBurnett and @AldermanHopkins  are co-hosting a community t...
11/13/2020

HAPPENING NOW: City planning staff, JDL Development, @AldermanBurnett and @AldermanHopkins are co-hosting a community town hall on the proposed North Union development on the Near North Side. Follow along or learn more at chicago.gov/northunion. https://youtu.be/q3wBKFIM8j4

"Claudia’s approach to neighborhood planning builds long-lasting relationships that always reflect the values of the com...
10/30/2020
NY planner hired to run Lightfoot’s Invest South/West

"Claudia’s approach to neighborhood planning builds long-lasting relationships that always reflect the values of the communities she serves," said DPD Commissioner Maurice Cox. "She’s a gifted communicator with deep experience in translating aspirations into detailed actions that get done."

Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development names Claudia Herasme Alfonso to a new role supervising a bureau for neighborhood programs.

DPD will co-host a community webinar next month about JDL's plans for a mixed-use development on a portion of the Moody ...
10/26/2020

DPD will co-host a community webinar next month about JDL's plans for a mixed-use development on a portion of the Moody Bible Institute campus on the Near North Side. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. Learn more and register: bit.ly/northunionchi

If the people of Chicago are to collectively preserve our legacy as an epicenter of opportunity, we need a plan that ide...
10/23/2020
It's time for a new Chicago plan

If the people of Chicago are to collectively preserve our legacy as an epicenter of opportunity, we need a plan that identifies common goals, creates realistic expectations and provides a strategy that citizens, organizations, businesses and governments can implement together to achieve sustainable results.

Who will lead this plan? We will.

To be guided over the next three years by the people who live and work here, "We Will" aims to address the complexities of this era with an ambitious vision that benefits the city, the region and the entire country. More from Planning Commissioner Maurice Cox.

Hey Austin! We're breaking ground this weekend on a new community gathering spot for food trucks and outdoor seating. St...
10/22/2020
Fall Festival & Ground Breaking Event

Hey Austin! We're breaking ground this weekend on a new community gathering spot for food trucks and outdoor seating. Stop by Chicago and Lockwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for a pop-up market, fall festival and groundbreaking ceremony. http://bit.ly/austin1024 #INVESTSouthWest

Fall Festival & Groundbreaking! This event will host food, craft vendors, music & resources! Free to enter.

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10/13/2020

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Attention #Pilsen: DPD is hosting three virtual town halls this month to talk about the tools in our toolkit to preserve...
10/05/2020

Attention #Pilsen: DPD is hosting three virtual town halls this month to talk about the tools in our toolkit to preserve the people, culture and character of Pilsen.
Register for the first #PreservePilsen meeting, set for 6 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 5 at bit.ly/pilsenmeet1

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Atención #Pilsen: DPD te invita a que nos acompañes en una de tres sesiones virtuales este mes para conversar sobre herramientas disponibles para preservar la comunidad, la cultura y el carácter de Pilsen.

Regístrate para la primera reunión #PreservaPilsen, programada para las 6 p.m. el Lunes 5 de octubre a través de bit.ly/pilsenmeet1

Atención #Pilsen: DPD te invita a que nos acompañes en una de tres sesiones virtuales este mes para conversar sobre herr...
10/01/2020

Atención #Pilsen: DPD te invita a que nos acompañes en una de tres sesiones virtuales este mes para conversar sobre herramientas disponibles para preservar la comunidad, la cultura y el carácter de Pilsen.

Regístrate para la primera reunión #PreservaPilsen, programada para las 6 p.m. el Lunes 5 de octubre a través de bit.ly/pilsenmeet1

Register today for this important discussion on Friday at 9 a.m.
09/30/2020

Register today for this important discussion on Friday at 9 a.m.

World Business Chicago & the City of Chicago – Government invite you to join us at 9 a.m. (CST) on Friday, October 2 (National Manufacturing Day) for a compelling one-hour discussion entitled "Leaning Into Tomorrow: Why Manufacturing Thrives in Chicago." Register today to hear from Chicago leaders and a panel of manufacturers, from cutting edge start-ups to industrial anchors, about Chicago’s manufacturing ecosystem, how innovation is driving new opportunities for manufacturers in Chicago, and the trends that continue to advance the sector globally. Registration is complimentary: https://bit.ly/3caEMdj #ManufacturingDay #MFGDay20

Attention #Pilsen: DPD is hosting three virtual town halls next month to talk about the tools in our toolkit to preserve...
09/29/2020

Attention #Pilsen: DPD is hosting three virtual town halls next month to talk about the tools in our toolkit to preserve the people, culture and character of Pilsen.

Register for the first #PreservePilsen meeting, set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at bit.ly/pilsenmeet1

DPD, Alderman Sophia King and the Michael Reese Advisory Council will co-host a virtual town hall next month to review u...
09/25/2020

DPD, Alderman Sophia King and the Michael Reese Advisory Council will co-host a virtual town hall next month to review updated plans from the GRIT development team for the former Michael Reese Hospital site. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Learn more and register at chicago.gov/reese.

First Deputy Planning Commissioner Eleanor Gorski said the teams are well qualified to “maximize this unique opportunity...
09/23/2020
City picks 5 finalists for South Loop development

First Deputy Planning Commissioner Eleanor Gorski said the teams are well qualified to “maximize this unique opportunity to support economic development, affordable housing, open space and sustainability in the heart of the Loop.”

The teams will be asked to strive for a carbon-neutral project at the site near Pritzker Park and the Harold Washington Library.

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