ZONING APPROACH TO THE CHICAGO PARKING PROBLEM

IT SEEMS TO BE AN ESTABLISHED FACT THAT ZONING ORDINANCES ARE NOW LEGALLY ACCEPTED AS A LEGITIMATE AND ESSENTIAL EXERCISE OF THE POLICE POWER ORDAINED FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PROPERTY AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE. REQUIRING PROPERTY OWNERS TO PROVIDE SPACES FOR OFF-STREET PARKING AND FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING THROUGH ZONE ORDINANCES IS A WIDELY ACCEPTED FUNCTION OF THE POLICE POWER. ZONING ORDINANCES WHICH REQUIRE THESE PARKING AND LOADING PROVISIONS MUST BE BASED ON FIELD DATA PECULIAR TO THE INDIVIDUAL CITY, SO THAT THEY MIGHT BE LEGALLY REASONABLE. THE RELATIONSHIP OF TRAFFIC AND PARKING CONJESTION TO THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE IS CLEARLY SPELLED OUT IN THE ILLINOIS STATUTES. THE CHICAGO PARKING PLAN IS DESCRIBED. A HISTORY IS PRESENTED OF AVAILABLE FACTUAL DATA AND LEGAL DATA FOR REZONING.

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  • Accession Number: 00225465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM