chicago-food-truck parking sign largeCHICAGO, IL – Chicago will increase its number of dedicated food-truck parking spaces to 30 from the current total of 21, under a proposal to be presented to the City Council by Mayor Rahm Emanuel yesterday.

Working in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Transportation, aldermen and business groups, the mayor identified nine more areas, most of them in high-density neighborhoods, where dedicated food-truck parking would be placed.

Dedicated spaces, large enough for multiple food trucks, permit parking for up to two hours.

The proposed spaces are:
  • 902 W. Adams St. (Mary Bartelme Park)
  • 825 S. Canal St. (South Loop)
  • 1400 W. Adams St. (Whitney Young High School)
  • 1851 W. Jackson Boulevard (Malcolm X College)
  • 150 W. Van Buren St. (Chicago Board of Trade)
  • 65 E. Harrison St. (Columbia College)
  • 2500 N. Cannon Drive (North Pond)
  • 3628 N. Broadway (Lake View)
  • 3953 N. Sheridan Rd. (Wrigleyville)

The City Council would be expected to vote on the new spaces at next month’s meeting.