Eleanor Gorski

Eleanor GorskiBureau Chief, Planning, Historic Preservation and Sustainability, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Eleanor is a licensed architect with experience in all aspects of planning and architecture including design, project management, construction and code review, budget analysis, financial incentives, legal issues, and landmark designation. Focusing her practice in government, she has extensive experience with planning and architecture as well as with State and Federal agencies on section 106 and tax credits. A strategic problem-solver, she is able to achieve successful projects working within a large institution with multiple stakeholders including architects, developers, elected officials, community organizations, federal oversight, and public/private institutions. Recent projects led by her Bureau include the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus Fund, the 5-year Rehabilitation Plan for Wrigley Field, The Fulton-Randolph Market Innovation District Plan, the North Branch Framework Plan and the continued Industrial Modernization plans for all 26 of Chicago’s Industrial Corridors.

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