If you’re in the market for a newly-built home or condo you’ve probably noted that many of the new projects are sold out prior to completion and often prior to their being listed in the MLS.
The City of Chicago makes building permit data available online on a fairly timely basis. Monitoring permits can be a way get an edge on other buyers, and perhaps negotiate a more favorable price, by reaching out to the builder (who may refer you to a broker) as soon as a permit is issued.
All permits issued since 2006 are online in a single dataset. The easiest way to see only recent new construction permits is to click on the column headings to sort the data by descending (most recent) date, then filter on permit type to see only new construction. Finally, click on the Menu icon to download the sorted, filtered data in the format you prefer.
The following residential permits were issued for North Side new construction between September 6th and September 12th:
1059 N Paulina, 3-unit masonry building with rooftop deck and detached 3-car garage.
1909 N Bissell, 3-unit 3-story plus basement masonry building with rooftop deck, and a detached 3-car garage with a roof deck.
2057 W Belle Plaine, frame 2-story single-family with basement and detached 2-car garage with roof deck.
3428 N Southport, 4-story mixed-use building with partial basement, ground-floor commercial space and 3 dwelling units.
1742 N Albany, frame 2-story single-family with detached 2-car frame garage.
2057 W Bradley, single-family residence with detached garage.
2532 N Linden, 2-unit masonry building with rooftop deck, detached 2-car masonry garage with roof deck.
1320 N Leavitt, new masonry single-family with basement and masonry 2-car garage with roof deck.
2107 W Race, frame single-family with detached frame garage.
1218 N Noble, 3-story plus basement 5-unit masonry building with detached 5-car masonry garage.
2855 W Dickens, frame single-family with detached 2-car frame garage.
1229 N Cleaver, 3-unit masonry building with roof top deck, detached 3-unit masonry garage with roof deck.
1843 W Race, frame single-family residence with attached 2-car frame garage.
2222 N Hamilton, 3-unit masonry building with roof deck, detached 3-car masonry garage with roof deck.
3831 N Ravenswood, 2-story frame single-family and frame garage with roof deck.
4834 N Damen, 3-unit masonry building with basement and roof deck, and 3-car masonry garage with roof deck.
937 N Honore, 3-unit masonry building with roof deck, 3 exterior parking spaces on concrete pad.
The building permit dataset includes contractor names. We’ll leave it to you to access the data and source out the contact info. It’s a task you’ll need to perform if you want to monitor the permit info on an ongoing basis.