Curbed Chicago: How to Track Real Estate Development in Your Neighborhood

Chicago Cityskape’s updated Community Data Explorer allows Chicagoans to pull project information from specific areas and neighborhoods.

From demolitions and rehabilitations to new construction and real estate development projects, there’s a lot of activity going on in the city of Chicago. And now, there’s a new tool that residents can use to track what specifically is going on in their neighborhood.

Chicago Cityskape has updated its Community Data Explorer, which enables users to draw maps and focus on information from a designated area. The tool can be used for a variety of reasons, including research and academic investigations into neighborhood dynamics and development initiatives that are active around the city. The new Community Data Explorer also helps Chicagoans gather information about neighborhoods that don’t fall into the U.S. Census Bureau’s neighborhood boundaries.

After selecting an area on the map, users can gather information about new real estate and development projects along with their estimated costs, dates and photos. Census tracts can also be added to a person’s specific map to compare and contrast reports.

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