OVERVIEW & MISSION
The North Center Neighbors Association is committed to keeping its residents informed about development in our community. We are also working to ensure transparency in government processes relating to zoning and land use. Working with our Alderman and other community organizations, we are encouraging responsible zoning and development within North Center. Our job is to make sure that the voice of North Center is heard to keep our neighborhood diverse, sustainable and supportive of our neighbors.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee.
THE NCNA ZONING COMMITTEE HAS SEVERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
ZONING COMMITTEE LEADERS
Mary Jo Nathan
ZONING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Maureen Ford | Chris Lane | Howard Luecke | Jack Lydon | Nicholas Mcintyre | Maureen Richey | Jared Shoemaker | Karla Uyehara | Nico Volsky | Michelle Weber
⇣UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS⇣
For a summary of the City of Chicago Zoning Code, click here. This summary sets out the various zoning classifications and the limits of each classification in terms of building height, floor area, required setbacks and other constraints.
To make use of the City of Chicago’s interactive zoning map, which can quickly help you find the zoning classification of each city lot, click this link.
The Zoning Committee has set out its development priorities in a set of Guidelines. We urge developers to consult these Guidelines in shaping their proposals, and we encourage NCNA members to review the Guidelines and let the committee know where you believe changes or additions would be helpful. The Guidelines can be downloaded here.
Developers interested in presenting their plans for new projects in the NCNA area should submit to the Zoning Committee copies of any documentation they have submitted or plan to present to either the 47th Ward office or the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals or Plan Commission. The NCNA Zoning Committee can be reached here.
There is an existing TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District in the NCNA area, the Western Avenue South TIF. You can learn more about how TIFs work by downloading the TIF Fact Sheet to learn more about how TIFs work and what they mean to North Center. See below for a map of the Western Avenue South TIF.
ALDERMAN ZONING DECISIONS