Chicago City Council adopted new zoning standards for sports betting facilities and Chicago Cityscape has already integrated the rules. The ordinance is O2021-3243.
There are two rules we're showing: Zoning districts that permit the sports betting facilities and the distance to the nearest eligible stadium.
Look up an Address Snapshot and the report will identify if that location's zoning district allows sports betting. Additionally, in the expanded Zoning Assessment section, click on "Find nearest stadium" and Cityscape will tell you the distance to the nearest eligible stadium.
Eligible stadiums are Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, Wintrust Arena, Soldier Field, and United Center. Sports betting locations must be within "five blocks" of one of these stadiums. Chicago Cityscape doesn't know the definition of "five blocks" so we show the direct line distance in feet.
If you have a question about how to use this, or you have a suggestion for how it could be more useful to you, contact us.
Both screenshots below are from an Address Snapshot's Zoning Assessment section for a location near the White Sox stadium.