The City of Chicago is selling vacant residential lots for $1. Here's how you get one.

Large Lots 3: Austin Open

The third Large Lot program is open in Austin!
Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2015. Apply for a lot today!

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Large Lots 2: East Garfield Park Ended on August 4th, 2014

The second Large Lot Program ended in East Garfield Park on August 4th at 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be contacted via a letter regarding the status of their application sometime after the 1st week of October.

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East Garfield Park

Large Lots 1: Greater Englewood Area Ended on April 21st, 2014

The first Large Lot pilot program ended on April 21st, 2014 and 414 applications for lots were received. On November 5th, 2014, Chicago City Council approved the sale of 322 of these lots (read the ordinance). Check the status of each lot application.

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Englewood, Washington Park and Woodlawn


The Large Lot Program is a housing land use approach that was developed as part of the Green Healthy Neighborhoods public planning process. This website was built to make the process of purchasing City-owned land through this program easier for residents. Read more »