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West Loop Parking Plan

Community Meeting
Agenda
I. Introductions
II. Current allocation of parking in the West Loop
III. Assumptions
IV. Main objectives
V. Task force Recommendations
VI. What is being implemented
VII. What is not being implemented
VIII.Next steps
IX. Q&A - Feedback
Introductions

• Elected Officials
• Alderman Danny Solis - 25th Ward
• Alderman Walter Burnett - 27th Ward
• Alderman Jason Ervin - 28th Ward

• Chicago Department of Transportation
• Brenda Rancher-McGruder
Introductions
Community Organizations
• West Loop Community Organization-WLCO
• Carla Agostenelli – Executive Director

• West Central Association
• Rod Burch – Executive Director
• Armando Chacon – President
Current Parking Allocation
On-street parking by type
Total: 5,510 on-street parking spots

Paid on-street (meter), 322

6% Restricted (standing, loading

7% zones), 400

4%
Permit (residential,
industrial, hourly), 240

83%
Free and unrestricted, 4548
Assumptions
• There is and will not be enough parking to meet current and growing demand for
parking in the West Loop
• Parking policy will be fluid and evolve as necessary
• Area of focus
• Randolph, I-290, Ashland, and Halsted
• For permit parking, we identified higher concentration of residents
• For metered parking, we identified commercial corridors
Objectives of new plan
• Take lessons from previous pilot program and create a better parking policy that
accommodates residents, businesses, office users, and guests
• No parking on selected streets from 1:30 – 3:30pm
• Cut down on parking for day trippers
• Top priority
• Increase parking availability for residents
• Create turnover of parking on commercial and arterial streets including Madison
• Allow for some parking for the growing number of office users and businesses
Recommendations
• Enact permit parking on certain streets between 7:00am and 9:00am
• One zone for all streets with new restrictions
• Current permitted streets would stay as-is with their current parking zone number
• Add metered parking on Madison street between Racine and Ashland where
possible
• Add metered parking on Carpenter, Aberdeen, and west side of Morgan between
Madison and Washington
• Eliminate rush hour parking on Madison Street
• Prohibit parking on Adams street between Racine and Throop from 3:00pm –
4:30pm
WCA Recommendations
Balance parking
supply and demand
• Expand metered
parking in business
corridors including
Madison, Randolph
and the Fulton
Market District
• Reinstate paid
Sunday meters
• Explore performance
pricing
What is being implemented
• Implementation to be around late summer
• Restrictions on the following streets to apply Monday thru Friday 7:00am to
9:00am
Street Locations Address Range Distance
East side of street, between
Morgan Randolph and Madison 1 to 150 North 2 blocks

East side of street, between
Sangamon Randolph and Washington 100 to 150 North 1 block

West side of street, between
Sangamon Washington and Madison 1 to 100 North Half block

East side of street, between
Peoria Randolph and Madison 1 to 150 North 2 blocks

East side of street, between
Elizabeth Washington and Madison 1 to 100 North half block
Street Locations Address Range Distance
West side of street, between
Racine Washington and Madison 1 to 100 North Half block

East side of street, between
Racine Madison and Monroe 1 to 100 South 1 block

East side of street, between
Aberdeen Madison and Monroe 1 to 100 South 1 block

North sdie of street, between
Monroe Loomis and Throop 1300 to 1400 West Half block

East side of street, between
Aberdeen Jackson and Van Buren 300 to 400 South 1 block
Street Locations Address Range Distance
East side of street, between
Morgan Jackson and Van Buren 300 to 400 South 1 block

East side of street, between
Sangamon Jackson and Van Buren 400 to 426 South Half block

North side of street, between
Tilden Aberdeen and Morgan 1000 to 1100 West 1 block

West side of street, between
Laflin Adams and Jackson 200 to 300 South 1 block

East side of street, between
Laflin Jackson and Van Buren 300 to 400 South 1 block
Street Locations Address Range Distance
East side of street, between
Loomis Adams and Jackson 200 to 300 South 1 block

West side of street, between
Loomis Jackson and Van Buren 300 to 400 South 1 block

West side of street, between
Throop Adams and Van Buren 200 to 400 South 2 blocks
What is NOT being implemented
• Metered parking on Madison from Racine to Ashland
• Metered parking on Morgan, Carpenter, and Aberdeen between Madison and
Washington
• Prohibit parking on Adams street between Racine and Throop from 3:00pm –
4:30pm
What is NOT being implemented
Street Locations Address Range Distance

Monroe Morgan to Ashland 1000 to 1600 West 6 blocks

May Madison to Washington 1 to 100 North 1 block

Sangamon Monroe to Jackson 100 to 300 South 2 blocks

Peoria Monroe to Van Buren 100 to 400 South 3 blocks

Bishop Madison to Washington 1 to 100 North 1 block
Next steps
• Signs to go up toward the end of summer
• Once signs are up, you will need to go to City Hall to purchase your zone parking
sticker
• Will need proof of residency
• Cost of annual sticker is $25
• Guest passes should be available for purchase
• Take feedback from today’s meeting and compile recommendations for next
phase of parking policy
• Will work with elected officials and city to enact new restrictions and changes to
parking policy

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