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