Evanston Environment Board Considering Parking Requirements Overhaul

Evanston’s Environment Board has established a committee to study the transition from minimum to maximum parking requirements for new developments. This initiative responds to requests from council members and community organizations aiming to reduce parking to promote public transit, cycling, and walking. The findings will be incorporated into the Envision Evanston 2045 comprehensive plan.

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Illinois Building Standards Board Rejects All-Electric Code

Illinois’ governing board overseeing building standards has chosen not to adopt the all-electric code, which would have made electric systems mandatory in new construction. Chicago and surrounding areas to have chosen to limit natural gas usage in new buildings. Initially integrated into the Illinois stretch energy code, the rejection stemmed from concerns regarding potential legal liabilities for communities according to CarbonCredits.com.

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