More food truck stands proposed

  • Bob Block, Giana Wilkinson, Kelly Zoet, and Leslie Venetz buy lunch at the Brand BBQ Market truck in Chicago.
Bob Block, Giana Wilkinson, Kelly Zoet, and Leslie Venetz buy lunch at the… (Anthony Souffle/Chicago…)
May 08, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

Nine more designated food truck stands could be coming to Lincoln Park, Lakeview, South Loop, West Loop and downtown.

Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday proposed the creation of nine new stands near a couple college campuses, parks and in those neighborhoods. The proposed food truck stands would be located at:

  • 902 W. Adams St., near Mary Bartelme Park
  • 1400 W. Adams St., near Whitney Young High School
  • 1851 W. Jackson Blvd., near Malcolm X College
  • 65 E. Harrison St., near Columbia College Chicago
  • 150 W. Van Buren St., near the Chicago Board of Trade
  • 825 S. Canal St.
  • 2500 N. Cannon Dr., near the Peggy Notebaert Museum
  • 3628 N. Broadway
  • 3953 N. Sheridan Rd., near the CTA Red Line Sheridan stop

Food trucks are allowed to park at the designated stands for free for up to two hours, or they can park at metered parking spots that are 200 feet away from a restaurant.

The first batch of 21 food truck stands were approved last fall. The City Council passed the food truck ordinance in July creating designated food truck stands and allowing trucks to cook onboard.

“These dedicated stands for food trucks provide additional parking and expanded operations to foster this growing industry,” Emanuel said in a news release. “They will also help to safeguard communities from added congestion and public safety issues.”

The new food truck stands will be considered by the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety.

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