Chicago land use maps and digital data

Six major land-use maps or data sets of Chicago have been published:

[1] 1922. [Chicago zoning survey maps]. [Chicago] : [Chicago Zoning Commission], [1922?]. 24 maps : blueline ; on sheets 80 x 100 cm. Scale approximately 1:8,000. Call number: G4104.C6G4 1922 .C5 Map Collection

Building-by-building survey of land use made to facilitate zoning the city. Unfortunately, not altogether legible. Scanned version available online. See also: Tentative report and a proposed zoning ordinance for the city of Chicago, January 5, 1923. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Zoning Commission, [1923]. Call number: NA9127.C4A5 1923a Stacks

[2] 1939-1941. Report of the Chicago Land Use Survey. Chicago : Chicago Plan Commission, 1942-1943. HD268.C4C42 Map Collection Reading Room/Stacks

Shows land use by lot. Focus on housing types. Also includes block-level data on separate maps.

[3] 1960. City of Chicago reference atlas. Chicago : Dept. of City Planning, 1961. Call number: F548.52.A5 1961. Map Collection Reading Room.

Detailed (but not lot-level) maps.

[4] 1970. Chicago land use atlas. Chicago : Dept. of Development and Planning, 1974. Call number: F548.52.A5 1974 Map Collection Reading Room.

Detailed (but not lot-level) maps.

[5] 1990. Land use data, Chicago region, 1990. [Chicago] : Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission 1995-1999. 1 CD-Rom ; 4 3/4 in. Call number: G4104.C6G4 1990 .N6 Map Collection.

Land use data in shapefile format. Covers six counties in northeastern Illinois. Analysis not quite as fine-grained as that in earlier surveys. Available on the Map Collection workstation hard disks. For downloadable version of 1990 data, click here.

[6] 2001, 2005, 2010. Land use data, Chicago region. [Chicago] : Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 2002-.

Older files are updates of NIPC data set. 2010 data are at parcel level. Downloadable from here.

Several more general land-use maps of Chicago have been published. See the material listed in the on-line catalog with call numbers starting G4104.C6G4 ...