The MWRD owns property along the Chicago Area Waterway System throughout the region. We lease property not currently needed for our corporate purposes for commercial and industrial use and for parks and green space. In some cases we have property for sale.
See our guide to leasing MWRD property for information about how to get started.
MWRD Online Channel Atlas
MWRD Online Channel Atlas shows MWRD-owned property along the Chicago Area Waterway System, including vacant parcels available for lease.
For new lease inquiries, please contact: RealEstateInquiries@mwrd.org or 312-751-5777. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and description of your inquiry. In addition, please reference the MWRD parcel number or address, if available.
MWRD Real Estate Documents
Make a Payment
- Rental and easement payment instructions.
- For real estate billing inquiries, please contact: RealEstateBillingInquiries@mwrd.org or 312-751-5783. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and description of your inquiry. In addition, please reference the MWRD parcel number and/or invoice number, if available.
Real Estate Study Sessions
On August 18, 2022, the MWRD Board of Commissioners held a study session regarding MWRD real estate. The presentation provided by the MWRD’s Law Department is available below as well as the 2021 study session. These presentations give an overview of the laws, policies, and practices relating to the management of MWRD real estate not currently committed to corporate use.