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The City of Chicago Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Policy Plan

City Of Chicago   
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This document begins by stating how Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has unfolded in Chicago in inequitable ways, often indicating displacement patterns. In response, this document provides three Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) policy recommendations. First, Chicago needs to build the city’s capacity to support eTOD. This includes formalizing cross-agency coordination, creating formal accountability, developing a comprehensive eTOD calculator mapping tool, and engaging communities. Second, this document suggests making eTOD required, easier, and more equitable. Specifically, this suggestion includes an eTOD overlay zone. Last, this document suggests including embedding eTOD into Chicago’s Citywide Plan.