Attract 100,000 new residents to live near transit - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Goal: Attract 100,000 new residents to live near transit

Development near transit helped double Chicago's downtown population between 2000 and 2010—even as the city as a whole lost population. Creating new opportunities across the region for people of all incomes to live, work and shop near transit is an effective regional growth strategy: Not only is transit-oriented development attracting new residents and businesses, but it’s also reducing household costs and improving employment opportunities and quality of life by giving people excellent access to high-quality jobs, schools, retail and parks.

MPC's Grow Chicago initiative is advocating for regulatory changes, new financing options and public support for equitable development near transit.

  • Grow Chicago

    New development near transit will improve opportunities for all Chicagoans.

  • Suburban Housing Strategies

    Maximizing resources in the face of the foreclosure crisis and the suburbanization of poverty


Our work toward this goal

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Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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