Planning and Development

About Our Programs

Our Mission

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The Cook County Department of Planning and Development is committed to developing and sustaining viable communities by: fostering economic opportunities and business development; preserving and expanding the supply of decent, affordable housing; promoting fair housing; and supporting programs that address the problems of homelessness.

Planning and Development is one of the departments within the Bureau of Economic Development.   

To learn the latest information from our department, as well as view notices, applications, plans, our news blog, and other related items, please go to: www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment.