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City Council Passes Scooter Sharing Ordinance

City Council Passes Scooter Sharing Ordinance On October 14, 2021, the City Council passed the updated Scooter Sharing ordinance, permanently authorizing the operation of scooter sharing services citywide. The ordinance does not address either of the BOMA/Chicago concerns – requiring docked deployment of scooters in the CBD and requiring notice to building management before installation…

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Scooter Sharing Ordinance Introduced in City Council

Scooter Sharing Ordinance Introduced in City Council After two years of pilot programs authorizing scooter usage on the public way, an ordinance has been introduced in City Council to authorize them more broadly. BOMA/Chicago is engaged in the matter and our current position is that we are open to the use of scooters downtown under…

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Historic Impact Review Completed for State/Lake Elevated Modernization Project

Historic Impact Review Completed for State/Lake Elevated Station Modernization Project This Spring, BOMA/Chicago participated as a consulting party for the Federal Section 106 Review for the State/Lake Elevated Station Modernization Project. The purpose of the 106 review process is to determine the impact of federally funded projects upon historic properties. BOMA/Chicago is proud to represent out members throughout…

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Illinois General Assembly Approves New “Transit TIF”

Illinois General Assembly Approves New “Transit TIF” July 18, 2016   Legislation introduced and approved by the Illinois General Assembly on June 30, 2016 would allow for a new type of TIF district (called a “transit TIF”) to provide a new financial tool intended to help the City of Chicago and the CTA with funding…

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The Future of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System: Keeping Chicago on Track

The Future of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System: Keeping Chicago on Track Last week, we shared insight on the history of Chicago’s elevated rapid transit system – better known as the “L” – and how it helped shape Chicago’s Central Business District. This week, we’ll consider what’s next for the city’s public transportation system and how its evolution will…

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Chicago’s Elevated Rapid Transit System: Tracking the Expansion of the “L”

Chicago’s Elevated Rapid Transit System: Tracking the Expansion of the “L” Chicago has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other great cities.  There’s the 26 miles of lakefront parks and beaches, world-class restaurants, landmark theaters, legendary professional sports, globally-inspired cultural events, and of course world-renowned architecture and commercial buildings. Chicagoans often take these assets for granted.  Yet,…

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