New Construction and What it Can Tell Us

by Molly R. (Links to an external site.)

New construction often pools in concentrated areas.  When new businesses and residents look at choosing a neighborhood, they often look at public amenities which may enrich their lives and their companies.  When new construction permits issued in 2016 (time-lapse in navy) are mapped, a clear trend is shown.  City parks (represented in yellow) and the lakefront ofter citizens additional living spaces outside of their homes.  Many of Chicago’s larger city parks and public spaces are also home to public works of art (represented in berry).  The draw of these amenities helps to illustrate the neighborhoods (mapped in light blue) which attract developers, business owners, and residents throughout the City of Chicago, leading to new construction.