Record #: SO2019-6934   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 17-10 and 17-17 by adding new Sections 17-10-1011 and 17-17-0251.5 regarding electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 10 Parking & Loading, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 17 Terminology & Measurements, Land Use & Zoning-Tables & Index
Attachments: 1. SO2019-6934.pdf, 2. O2019-6934.pdf
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a), Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The global electric vehicle stock surpassed 2 million cars in 2016, and is set to increase to over 3 million cars by 2021. The future is electric, and hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles will be delivered in the United States over the next few years; and
WHEREAS, It is critica! to the City's continued economic growth and development that it takes steps to ensure that electric vehicle charging is available and convenient for the coming wave of owners embracing this sustainable technology; and

WHEREAS, Electric vehicle supply equipment and its infrastructure, which allow electric vehicle owners to charge their cars, are quickly becoming the most significant barriers to growth in this segment. Data shows that more than 80% of electric vehicle owners charge their cars at horn e or at work; and

WHEREAS, With equity in mind, the City intends to further study standards for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment infrastructure for parking spaces in multi-unit residential buildings and nonresidential developments; and

WHEREAS, To fully understand the impact of the environment and full costs, both direct and indirect, of providing electrical vehicle supply infrastructure, the City intends to actively consult with interested parties, including residents, electric utilities, manufacturers, commercial building and apartment owners, the building industry and non-governmental organizations specializing in accessibility, equity or the environment; and
WHEREAS, The accessibility of electric vehicle chargers in parking facilities at home and at work is critical, and the City's Municipal Code needs to be updated to address these needs; now, therefore,


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