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Deepblocks digitized the Chicago zoning map to help anyone find assemblages. You simply search for sites that allow for more than seven, in the case of Bridgeport, and that also have less than 3,000 SF of existing building area.
Assemblages are growing in popularity due to the lack of land for new development. Using the deepblocks software, we first scoped out the general density of the area and noticed that most of the properties can yield between five and twenty units each.
Chicago has 604,319 properties under the Chicago Zoning Map. Deepblocks has digitized the Chicago Zoning Map to identify where the development opportunities are across the city.
The Chicago zoning map is currently the most analyzed among all metropolitan cities. We looked into it, and it makes sense; Chicago is amidst a dozen mega development projects.
Searching by units allowed is most straightforward in cities with zoning ordinances that include a unit-density value. This metric can vary from city to city and even within zoning ordinances.
Total buildable area normalizes parcels and allows us to compare how much we can build, apples to apples. At the city scale, this metric gives us an instant snapshot of where a city is planning its growth.
There are benefits beyond having our “One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer” delivered on the same day. We’d have an opportunity for a truly circular economy. With this hybrid city, we reduce the need for transportation of all things.