Chicago Introduces Streamlined Solar Permitting And Zoning

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The city of Chicago and consulting firm West Monroe Partners LLC on Monday said they have launched streamlined and progressive permitting and zoning processes for solar installations on commercial and residential projects.

The new system, dubbed Chicago Solar Express, will slash solar permit wait times for small installations from 30 days to one day, cut fees by 25 percent and simplify critical processes, according to the city.

“Chicago Solar Express will make it easier for residents and developers to make long-term investments that will improve the...
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