MPC aims to increase development along transit lines

MPC aims to increase development along transit lines
MPC aims to increase development along transit lines

MPC aims to increase development along transit lines

The “If you build it they will come” mentality doesn’t just apply to baseball diamonds. More and more people want to live and work near public transit. Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council argues that even though efforts to increase investment in development near public transit have picked up under mayor Rahm Emanuel, current regulations and financing tools limit the full potential for new construction. Chicago’s MPC recently released a report as part of a new campaign to push for more Transit Oriented Development, or T.O.D. The report is called Grow Chicago and it details what’s been happening and what still needs to be done. Peter Skosey is the agency’s Executive Vice President and he’s in studio with us to share more information. (Courtesy of Metropolitan Planning Council)