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Emanuel proposes expansion of transit-oriented development to bus routes

Emanuel proposes expansion of transit-oriented development to bus routes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city’s transit-oriented development policy to include real estate projects along the city’s busiest bus routes, in a move he said would boost development and create more affordable housing.

Since Chicago expanded the city’s transit-oriented development ordinance in 2015, there have been more than $2 billion in projects creating 8,000 new housing units under the program, according to the mayor’s office.

Transit-oriented developments are those within a quarter-mile of a CTA or Metra train...

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