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2nd City Zoning

2nd City Zoning
Project website
Data visualization
Pro bono
June 2016

An interactive map that lets you find out how your building is zoned and explore zoning patterns throughout the city

More about this project

To make Chicago’s zoning code digestible by humans, we took inspiration from one of our favorite games: Sim City 2000. It started with the color scheme: green for residential, blue for commercial and yellow for industrial. (This oversimplifies things a bit, read the full story.) From there we got a little carried away. Graphics, sounds, music, oh my.

2nd City Zoning is entirely open source and built with open data.

This site was originally built as an Open City project done as a volunteer effort, built for fun and education (ours and yours). It is now hosted and maintained by DataMade.