Record #: O2021-1650   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/20/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 4/21/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 17-7 by adding new Section 17-7-0583 by further regulating Multi-Unit Preservation District in Pilsen neighborhood
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 7 Overlay Districts
Attachments: 1. O2021-1650.pdf

WHEREAS, On January 27, 2021, the City Council of the City of Chicago passed an ordinance (02020-6207) providing protections to Pilsen neighborhood residents against economically driven displacement (the "Pilsen Ordinance"); and

WHEREAS, Due to an administrative error, an incorrect version of the Pilsen Ordinance was provided to the City Clerk for filing and recording; and

WHEREAS, The incorrectly filed version erroneously omitted new Municipal Code text related to the types of residential structures that can be established and the complete list of applicable zoning districts; and

WHEREAS, The correct version of the Pilsen Ordinance was clearly described in oral testimony and written materials before the Zoning Committee, and was the version that was intended to be voted on by that Committee and by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, It is necessary and appropriate to correct the text of the Pilsen Ordinance so that the Pilsen Ordinance accurately reflects the intent of the City Council and can function protectively as envisioned; now, therefore,


SECTION 1. Section 17-7-0580 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

17-7-0580 Multi-Unit Preservation District.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

17-7-0583 Multi-Unit Preservation. In RT4, RM4.5, RM.5, RM5.5, RM6, RM6.5, B or C districts, located in boundaries as identified in Section 17-7-0581, a detached house detached house or two flat two-flat may net only be established when more than 50% of the zoning lots fronting on the same side of the street between the two nearest intersecting streets have been lawfully improved with buildings containing either a detached house or two-flat. Open land or zoning lots unimproved with principal buildings shall be considered as either detached houses or multi-unit residential buildings, at th...

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