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Record #: SO2013-5995   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/24/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 9/11/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 17-3, 17-4, 17-8, 17-10 and 17-13 regarding transit-oriented development
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 3 Business & Commercial Districts, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 4 Downtown Districts, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 8 Planned Developments, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 10 Parking & Loading, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 13 Review & Approval Procedures
Attachments: 1. SO2013-5995.pdf, 2. O2013-5995.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 17-3-0402 of Title 17 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by deleting the struck-through language and inserting the underscored language as follows:
17-3-0402 Lot Area per Unit (Density).
17-3-0402-A Lot Area per Unit (Density) Standards. Where allowed, all residential development in B and C districts is subject to the following minimum lot-area-per-unit standards:

District Minimum Lot Area per Unit (square feet)
Per Dwelling Unit Per Efficiency Unit Per SRO Unit
Dash 1 2,500 2,500 Not Allowed
Dash 1.5 1,350 1,350 Not Allowed
Dash 2 1,000 700 700
Dash 3 400 300 200
Dash 5 200 135 100
17-3-0402-B MLA Reduction for Transit-Served Locations. All projects in B dash 3 and C dash 3 districts that reduce vehicular parking from the otherwise required minimum parking standard by 50% for residential uses or 50% or more for non-residential uses, pursuant to Sec. 17-10-0102-B. are eligible to use reduced lot area per unit standards as established in the table below. These minimum lot area reductions are allowed only if the project is reviewed and approved in accordance with the Type 1 Zoning Map Amendment procedures of Sec. 17-13-0302:

District Minimum Lot Area per Unit
(square feet)
Per Dwelling Per Efficiency Per SRO

Unit Unit Unit
Dash 3 300 200 135
SECTION 2. Section 17-3-0403 of the Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by adding a new Section 17-3-0403-B, as follows:
17-3-0403 Floor Area Ratio.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
17-3-0403-B FAR Increase for Transit-Served Locations. All projects in B dash 3 and C dash 3 districts that reduce vehicular parking from the otherwise required minimum parking standard by 50% for residential uses or 50% or more for non-residential uses, pursuant to Sec. 17-10-0102-B, may increase the maximum floor area ratio standard to 3.5. This floor area ratio ...

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