One Third of Apartment Building Parking Spots In Chicago Go Unused

parking lot, vintage
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parking lot, vintage
Alden Jewell / Flickr

One Third of Apartment Building Parking Spots In Chicago Go Unused

It’s hard to believe there might be too much parking in Chicago, but a new study out from the Center for Neighborhood Technology found that roughly one third of parking spaces in apartment buildings in the city are going unused. 

The study says this surplus of spaces can lead to inflated rent prices, less “walkable” neighborhoods and less space for retail, services and amenities. 

The author of the study “Stalled Out” joins us to discuss the relationship between empty parking spaces and neighborhood affordability.