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Record #: SO2022-2000   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 7/20/2022
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 17-2, 17-3, 17-4, 17-10, 17-13, and 17-17 regarding equitable transit-oriented developments
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Burnett, Jr., Walter, Hadden, Maria E. , Rodriguez, Michael D., La Spata, Daniel
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-11 Accessibility, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-2 Definitions and Measurements, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 2 Residential Districts, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 3 Business & Commercial Districts, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 4 Downtown Districts, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 10 Parking & Loading, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 13 Review & Approval Procedures, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 17 Terminology & Measurements, Land Use & Zoning-Tables & Index
Attachments: 1. SO2022-2000.pdf, 2. O2022-2000.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, Every Chicagoan should be able to live in a vibrant, healthy and affordable community that connects them to transit and provides them access to jobs, schools, services, and more; and
WHEREAS, The City first adopted a Transit Served Location ordinance to encourage more development near public transit corridors in 2013 and expanded the ordinance in 2015 and 2019; and
WHEREAS, The 2019 Transit Served Location ordinance update included a mandate for the Mayor's Office, City Departments and Sister Agencies to develop an Equitable Transit-oriented Development ("ETOD") policy plan within 18 months; and
WHEREAS, In 2020, the City developed an ETOD policy plan to convey Chicago's approach to equitable, healthy and sustainable development near transit hubs and corridors; and the ETOD policy plan was the result of collaboration between 80+ community, non-profit and City leaders, along with developers, artists, environmentalists, organizers and public input; and
WHEREAS, The City's ETOD policy plan was adopted in 2021 by the Chicago Plan Commission, and the ETOD policy plan identified several priorities which required City Council action to implement; and
WHEREAS, While the City's existing Transit Served Location incentives lower the cost of development near transit, 90% of that investment has bypassed the South and West sides; and
WHEREAS, In 2021, 83 people were killed by car crashes within a half mile of rail stations, nearly half of all traffic deaths in the city—with deaths disproportionately occurring on the South and West sides; and
WHEREAS, Between 1993 and 2018, 90% of City subsidized affordable units were built outside of predominantly white, low-poverty areas; and increasing the diversity of housing options will not only provide more equitable access to public transportation, but also tackle Chicago's racial and socioeconomic segregation; and
WHEREAS, The positive impact of ETOD policies on social determinants of health and racial equity...

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