Chicago Transit Oriented Development Ordinance 2015
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jul 15, 2015
In 2015, the Chicago City Council passed a transit-oriented development (TOD) reform ordinance that more than doubled the radius around train stations where dense development can be built and all but eliminated parking minimums within these areas. The new legislation amended the city’s original TOD ordinance, which passed in 2013 and has been successful in spurring new building projects. Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council has estimated that the ordinance’s elimination of parking minimums creates a tenfold increase in the transit-adjacent land area available for development.