Transit-oriented development (TOD) provides opportunities for incorporating affordable housing in accessible and vibrant places. Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place, a report by Open Communities and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), examines why and how to increase affordable and mixed-income TOD in the Chicago area, particularly in the northern
By: Bill Smith Evanston aldermen voted Monday to introduce an expanded plan to require housing developers to provide affordable units in new construction projects. Despite the failure of the existing program to generate any new affordable units over the past decade, the City Council voted to expand the program to
By T.R. Goldman “Communities need to take a stance and say: ‘Wait a second, we want this to be an open and inclusive TOD, a downtown area where people are not displaced and everyone can interact and be part of this, and where [all] workers can take advantage of transit
By Kyle Smith and Brendan Saunders Two properties in Glenview, IL—both annexed in the 1990s, one existing, sunset village, and one to be redeveloped, The Glen, into a commercial and residential town center near transit—illustrate this point. In the mid-1990s Glenview became the master developer for the former Glenview Naval
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