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Record #: O2018-8004   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/31/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-10-0101-B to further regulate parking and loading standards for existing residential buildings or residential uses
Sponsors: Maldonado, Roberto, Villegas, Gilbert, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Reilly, Brendan, Santiago, Milagros, Cappleman, James, Moore, Joseph, Arena, John, Mitts, Emma, Solis, Daniel, Cardenas, George A., Reboyras, Ariel, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Moreno, Proco Joe, Pawar, Ameya, Tunney, Thomas, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sawyer, Roderick T.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 10 Parking & Loading
Attachments: 1. O2018-8004.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards





ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a), Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, The City has a significantly insufficient stock of affordable housing and housing for ADA-eligible populations, including seniors, people with mobility impairments, and U.S. Military Veterans, which is a serious impediment to Fair Housing; and
WHEREAS, 2018 marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and
WHEREAS, The City has a very large stock of existing privately owned multi-family buildings with unused space, which, with private funding, could be used to expand the pool of available affordable housing that is also either livable for individuals with moderate mobility difficulties or fully ADA-eligible, as well as a stock of mixed-use properties that could be better used as residential; and
WHEREAS, Employing such unused space for new dwelling units designated as affordable housing and/or housing that is either livable for individuals with moderate mobility difficulties or fully ADA-eligible may trigger a parking requirement that could be discussed and addressed both at the neighborhood community level and at the review of a requested necessary zoning change by the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards; and
WHEREAS, Discussions at the neighborhood and community levels about affordable housing and housing for ADA-eligible populations advances Fair Housing; and
WHEREAS, Pursuant to its home rule authority, the City wishes to amend its Zoning Ordinance, Title 17 of the Chicago Municipal Code, to advance Fair Housing and promote the creation of additional affordable housing that is also either livable for individuals with moderate mobility difficulties or fully ADA-eligible; now, theref...

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