- Administration & Finance
- Community & Economic Development
- Environment & Sustainable Development
Boundaries - Neighborhoods Boundaries - Neighborhoods Facilities & Geographic Boundaries
Building Footprints (deprecated January 2013) Building Footprints (deprecated January 2013) Buildings
Building footprints in Chicago. To view or use these files, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required. Metadata may be viewed and downloaded at http://bit.ly/HZVDIY.
Boundaries - City - Outdated Format Boundaries - City - Outdated Format Facilities & Geographic Boundaries
City boundary of Chicago in shapefile format. This dataset has been superseded by https://data.cityofchicago.org/d/ewy2-6yfk, which is in a more flexible format that still allows shapefile downloads. Please use that dataset instead. This one will eventually be removed.
Boundaries - Police Districts Boundaries - Police Districts Public Safety
Major Streets Major Streets Transportation
Parks - Shapefiles Parks - Shapefiles Parks & Recreation
Hospitals - Chicago Hospitals - Chicago Health & Human Services
CTA - 'L' (Rail) Lines - Shapefile CTA - 'L' (Rail) Lines - Shapefile Transportation
Street Center Lines Street Center Lines Transportation
Street center lines in Chicago. To view or use these files, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required. Metadata may be viewed and downloaded at http://bit.ly/HLdp8B.
Boundaries - Empowerment Zones Boundaries - Empowerment Zones Community & Economic Development
Empowerment Zone boundaries in Chicago. To view or use these files, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required. The Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities program (EZ/EC) is a Federal, State, local government partnership for stimulating comprehensive renewal--particularly economic growth and social development--in distressed urban neighborhoods and rural areas across the nation. For more information, go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/economicdevelopment/programs/rc/.
Waterways Waterways Parks & Recreation
CTA - 'L' (Rail) Stations - Shapefile CTA - 'L' (Rail) Stations - Shapefile Transportation
Forest Preserves - Chicago Forest Preserves - Chicago Parks & Recreation
Boundaries for Forest Preserve located in Chicago only, managed by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, http://www.fpdcc.com/. To view or use these files, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required.
Boundaries - Curb Lines Boundaries - Curb Lines Transportation
CTA - Bus Stops - Shapefile CTA - Bus Stops - Shapefile Transportation
Boundaries - Zoning Districts (deprecated October 2014) Boundaries - Zoning Districts (deprecated October 2014) Community & Economic Development
Zoning district boundaries by type and classification. Chicago is divided into zoning districts that regulate land use activities across the city. Data is based on the Chicago Zoning Ordinance and Land Use Ordinance http://bit.ly/9eqawi. Zoning Types are defined in this ordinance. To view or use these files, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, is required. For additional information about business uses, review the License/Zoning Reference (LZR) Guide http://bit.ly/vvGzne, which is based on the Municipal Code and is intended to assist business owners in determining the proper zoning district and primary business license for specific business types. Update Frequency: Data is updated monthly. Related Applications: Zoning Map https://gisapps.cityofchicago.org/zoning/
Chicago Historic Resources Survey - Red and Orange Buildings Chicago Historic Resources Survey - Red and Orange Buildings Historic Preservation
The Chicago Historic Resources Survey (CHRS), completed in 1995, was a decade-long research effort by the City of Chicago to analyze the historic and architectural importance of all buildings, objects, structures, and sites constructed in the city prior to 1940. During 12 years of field work and follow-up research that started in 1983, CHRS surveyors identified approximately 9,900 properties which were considered to have some historic or architectural importance.
Please note that this CHRS dataset is limited and does not include the entire survey:
1. A color-coded ranking system was used to identify historic and architectural significance relative to age, degree of external physical integrity, and level of possible significance. This dataset only includes buildings identified with the two highest color codes: "Red" and "Orange." Buildings and structures coded "Red" or "Orange" (unless designated as a Chicago Landmark or located within a Chicago Landmark District) are subject to the City of Chicago’s Demolition-Delay Ordinance (link to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dcd/supp_info/demolition_delay.html), adopted by City Council in 2003.
2. Only buildings are included in this dataset; structures and objects such as bridges, park structures, monuments and mausoleums, generally are not represented. Likewise, garages, coach houses, and other secondary structures associated with a building may not be consistently depicted or color-coded. If an “Orange”- or “Red”-rated building was demolished after 2008, it may still appear in the map. The CHRS occasionally rated only part of a building or part of a group of joined buildings as “Orange” or “Red;” however the entire building or group of joined buildings may be incorrectly identified as “Orange” or “Red.”
Additional information about the CHRS is available at www.cityofchicago.org/Landmarks/ or by contacting the Historic Preservation Division at (312) 744-3200.
To view or use these shapefiles, compression software and special GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS or QGIS, is required. To download this file, right-click the "Download" link above and choose "Save link as."
CTA - 'L' (Rail) Lines - KML (Deprecated February 2015) CTA - 'L' (Rail) Lines - KML (Deprecated February 2015) Transportation
School Grounds School Grounds Education
Pedway Routes Pedway Routes Transportation
Ward Precincts Ward Precincts Facilities & Geographic Boundaries
CTA - Bus Routes - Shapefile CTA - Bus Routes - Shapefile Transportation
Railroads Railroads Transportation
Boundaries - Landmark Districts Boundaries - Landmark Districts Historic Preservation
Metra Lines Metra Lines Transportation