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Record #: O2016-7445   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/5/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-12-1005-D to allow use of alternate principal tenant business identification regarding High-Rise Building Signs
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 12 Signs
Attachments: 1. O2016-7445.pdf



SECTION 1. Section 17-12-1005-D ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:


17-12-1005-D High-Rise Building Signs.


(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)


6.       High-rise building signs shall be limited to business identification for the principal tenant ofthe building or, if applicable, the alternate principal tenant. For purposes ofthis subsection, "principal tenant" means a tenant that occupies 51% or more ofthe floor space in a high-rise building. If there is no principal tenant, or ifthe principal tenant informs the zoning administrator, in writing, that it does not wish to display such a sign, then an alternate principal tenant may apply to the City for approval of such a sign identifying said alternate principal tenant (in place of, and not in addition to, such a sign identifying the principal tenant). For purposes ofthis section, "alternate principal tenant" means a tenant meeting all ofthe following requirements, through proof acceptable to the Zoning Administrator: (i) is the building's largest tenant or next-largest tenant if there is no principal tenant, or, if there is a principal tenant, is the next-largest tenant; and (ii) occupies the building as its United States headquarters; and (iii) maintains the primary offices of its chief executive and other executive officers in the building; and (iv) employs at least 1,000 persons in its United States operations; and (v) has operated as a going concern for a period of at least five (5) years prior to the date of application to the City for approval of the sign, either directly or through predecessor entities.



SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication.








Brendan Reilly

Alderman, 42nd Ward