Development near transit is Chicago’s ticket to growth
Metropolitan Chicago grew by almost zero between 2010 and 2013, while our peer cities saw steady growth. Reversing this trend is critically important: More people will mean more home sales, construction jobs, local purchases and tax revenue to support social services and infrastructure. Done right, it also means more opportunity for people of all income levels to live in great neighborhoods near transit, jobs and schools. The question is not whether we want to grow; it’s how we want to grow.
UPDATE—The City of Chicago proposed updates to the TOD ordinance that would accomplish many of MPC's recommendations.
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