Mayor Brandon Johnson Signs Executive Order to Streamline Approval of Housing and Commercial Development. Executive Order announced at the groundbreaking of Grace Manor Apartments, a $40 million project that is 100 percent affordable in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

CHICAGO — In an effort to make commercial and housing development processes more efficient across Chicago, today Mayor Brandon Johnson signed an Executive Order aimed at streamlining city approvals. This Executive Order requires 14 City departments to evaluate their existing processes and propose solutions that facilitate development by removing bottlenecks and accelerating review and approval timelines.  

The City acknowledges that some development policies and processes, although well-intentioned, can hinder the speed and viability of development. This Executive Order is part of the City’s responsibility to ensure efficiency and reduce complexity for developers and entrepreneurs without sacrificing the health and safety of workers and residents. 

“My administration recognizes that some of the City’s current processes are overly cumbersome and counterproductive for commercial and housing development, which actually impedes the progress that Chicago residents and businesses deserve,” said Mayor Brandon Jonhson. “We need more affordable housing, we need more small businesses, we need more economic activity, and we need good-paying union jobs to revitalize our city. This Executive Order is an important step in streamlining the process so we are collectively moving forward in the same direction.”  To read full article and release:

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