§ 17-10-0200

Off-street parking ratios

17-10-0201 General. Off-street parking spaces must be provided in accordance with the off-street parking schedules of this section.

17-10-0202 Parking Groups. Each land use listed in the use tables of Sec. 17-2-0200, Sec. 17-3-0200, Sec. 17-4-0200 and Sec. 17-5-0200, is assigned to a parking group which, in turn, establishes the applicable off-street parking standard for the listed use type.  The off-street parking standards that apply to each of the parking groups are listed in the off-street parking schedules of this section.

17-10-0203 Districts. Many parking standards vary according to the district in which the use is located. The first column of the off-street parking schedules identifies the zoning districts in which the listed standard applies.

17-10-0204 Minimum Automobile Parking Ratio. The second column of the off-street parking schedules establishes the minimum required off-street automobile parking ratio.

17-10-0205 Maximum Accessory Parking Ratio. In downtown zoning districts, many uses are subject to a maximum accessory parking ratio. The third column of off-street parking schedule 2 establishes applicable maximum accessory parking ratios. When the number of off-street spaces provided exceeds the stated maximum accessory parking ratio, then each parking space provided in excess of the maximum accessory ratio will be counted as 350 square feet of floor area when calculating the building’s floor area and determining compliance with applicable floor area ratio standards. Parking spaces provided in excess of maximum accessory ratios will not be counted as floor area if such spaces are located underground, below the lowest grade level of any abutting street .

17-10-0206 Minimum Bicycle Parking. The final column of the off-street parking schedules establishes the minimum bicycle parking ratio for the parking group.

17-10-0207 Off-Street Parking Schedule 1: Neighborhood Zoning Districts. Schedule “1” presents off-street parking standards for uses in neighborhood zoning districts (i.e., R, B, C and M districts). The off- street parking standards for downtown (D) zoning districts are presented in Sec. 17-10-0208 below. In the event of conflict between this schedule and zoning district use regulations (e.g., this schedule establishes a parking standard for a use not allowed in the underlying zoning district), the zoning district use regulations govern.

For a printer-friendly PDF version of Table 17-10-0207, please click here.

District Minimum Automobile Parking Ratio (per unit or gross floor area) Minimum Bike Parking
17-10-0207-A Parking Group A.

(Detached Houses, Two-flat, Townhouses)

RS1 and RS2 2 spaces per unit, provided that off-street parking is not required for detached houses on lots of records that are 33 feet or less in width if the subject lot does not have access to an improved alley and provided further that the Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an administrative adjustment allowing a minimum of 1 parking space per unit if such reduction will result in more useable open space on the lot (See Sec. 17-13-1003-CC); 1 space per unit for government- subsidized units None
RS3 2 spaces per unit for detached houses and 1.5 spaces per unit for two-flats, provided that off-street parking is not required for detached houses or two-flats on lots of records that are 33 feet or less in width if the subject lot does not have access to an improved alley and provided further that the Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an administrative adjustment allowing a minimum of 1 parking space per unit if such reduction will result in more useable open space on the lot (See Sec. 17-13-1003-CC); 1 space per unit for government-subsidized units None
All other districts 1 space per unit, provided that off-street parking is not required for detached houses or two-flats on lots of records that are 33 feet or less in width if the subject lot does not have access to an improved alley; 1 space per unit for government-subsidized detached houses and two-flats None
17-10-0207-B Parking Group B.

(Single-room Occupancy)

All districts 1 space per 10 units 1 per 2 auto spaces in buildings containing 8 or more units
17-10-0207-C Parking Group C.

(Multi-Unit, nongovernment-subsidized; based on zoning)

R (all) 1 space per unit 1 per 2 auto spaces in buildings containing 8 or more units
B, C dash 1, 1.5, 2 1 space per unit
B, C dash 3 1 space per unit
B, C dash 5 1 space per unit for first 100 units; 0.60 spaces per unit for all additional units
(Multi-Unit, government-subsidized; based on unit size)
Less than 600 sq. ft. 0.33 spaces per unit 1 per 2 auto spaces in buildings containing 8 or more units
600-1,200 square feet 0.70 spaces per unit
1,201+ square feet 1 space per unit
(Note:  DPD authorized to grant further reductions for government-subsidized units based on transit availability, auto availability, income levels, availability of shopping and services within walking distance and other pertinent factors)

(Note:  Business live/work units shall comply with the off-street parking standards of Parking Group C; provided, however, in the case of buildings constructed prior to August 1, 2012, one business live/work unit per building shall be exempt from such parking standards.)

17-10-0207-D Parking Group D.

(Elderly Housing)

All 0.33 spaces per unit 1 per 4 auto spaces in buildings containing 8 or more units
17-10-0207-E Parking Group E.

(Universities, Day Care, Parks and Recreation, Postal Service, Public Safety, Schools, Utilities, Business/Trade School)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

1 per 3 employees + additional parking and drop-off spaces as determined by Department of Zoning and Land Use Planning 1 per 10 auto spaces; minimum 4 spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-F Parking Group F.

(Cultural Exhibits and Libraries)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5 or 2

None for first 4,000 square feet then 1 space per 1,000 square feet 1 per 10 auto spaces; minimum 4 spaces
B, C, M dash 3 None for first 10,000 square feet then 2.5 space per 1,000 square feet
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-G Parking Group G.

(Hospitals)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

1 space per 3 beds + 1 per 3 employees + 1 per doctor 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-H Parking Group H.

(Lodges and Private Clubs)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

1 per 3 lodging rooms + 1 per 10 persons capacity 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-I Parking Group I.

(Religious Assembly)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

1 per 8 seats in auditorium 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-J Parking Group J.

(Adult Use)

C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 Entertainment-related: 1 per 10 persons capacity Retail-related: None for first 4,000 square feet then 2.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 Entertainment-related: 1 per 10 persons capacity Retail-related: None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-K Parking Group K.

(Shelter/Boarding Kennel, Veterinary)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 2 spaces for 1,000 square feet not including space used for animal pens and other non-public areas None
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-L Parking Group L.

(Office, High Technology Office, Animal Sales and Grooming, Communication Service, Financial Services, Business Support Services, Employment Agencies)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2 None for first 4,000 square feet then 2 spaces per 1,000 square feet 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 3 None for first 10,000 square feet then 2 spaces per 1,000 square feet
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-M Parking Group M.

(Retail, Body Art, Eating and Drinking Establishments, Food and Beverage Sales, Participant Sports and Recreation, Fortune Telling, Personal Service, Auto Supply/Accessory Sales, Artist Work or Sales Space, Copying and Reproduction, or Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center and Dispensing Organization)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2 Health Clubs: as required by Sec. 4-6-020 of the Municipal Code

Participant Sports and Recreation: 1 per 10 persons capacity

All other: None for first 4,000 square feet then 2.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet

1 per 5 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 3 Health Clubs: as required by Sec. 4-6-020 of the Municipal Code

Participant Sports and Recreation: 1 per 10 persons capacity

None for first 10,000 square feet then 2.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet

B, C, M dash 5 Health Clubs: as required by Sec. 4-6-020 of the Municipal Code

Participant Sports and Recreation: 1 per 10 persons capacity

None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet

17-10-0207-N Parking Group N.

(Building Maintenance, Business Equipment Sales and Service, Repair or Laundry Service, Vehicle Sales and Service)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2 None for first 4,000 square feet then 1.66 spaces per 1,000 square feet None
B, C, M dash 3 None for first 10,000 square feet then 1.66 spaces per 1,000 square feet
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-O Parking Group O.

(Construction Sales and Service)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 1.66 spaces per 1,000 square feet 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5D (all) See Off-Street Parking Schedule “2″
17-10-0207-P Parking Group P.

(Entertainment and Spectator Sports)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 1 space per 10 persons capacity; none for live theater venues with less than 150 seats 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 Banquet Halls: 1 space per 10 persons capacity All other: None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-Q Parking Group Q.

(Group Living, Funeral and Interment, Consulates, Philanthropic Institutions, Day Labor Employment Agency, Residential Storage Warehouse)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

As determined by DPD As determined by DPD
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-R Parking Group R.

(Flea Market, Gas Stations)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 1 space per 3 employees None
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-S Parking Group S.

(Lodging)

R (All)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3

Bed and Breakfast: 1 space per 4 rooms, plus 1 space for owner; none required if guests have access to public parking (non-accessory) facility within 600 feet Hotel/Motel: 1 space per 3 lodging rooms 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-T Parking Group T.

(Medical Service, Children’s Activities Facility)

R (All)B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 None for first 4,000 square feet, then 2.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-U Parking Group U.

(Commercial Garden or Greenhouse, Electronic Data Storage Centers, Industrial)

B, C, M dash 1, 1.5, 2, 3 1 space per 4 employees 1 per 10 auto spaces
B, C, M dash 5 None for first 35,000 square feet or 2 × lot area, whichever is greater, then 1.33 spaces per 1,000 square feet
17-10-0207-V Parking Group V.

(Indoor Special Event)

All 1 space per 10-persons capacity; none required on-site (i) for events with an estimated attendance of 150 or fewer persons; or (ii) upon proof of an agreement, submitted pursuant to Section 17-10-0604, providing for the use of off-site parking privileges; or (iii) in manufacturing districts, upon proof of an agreement with a licensed valet parking operator in a form acceptable to the Zoning Administrator. None
17-10-0207-W Parking Group W.

(Motor Vehicle Repair Shops required to be licensed under Chap. 4-228 of the Chicago Municipal Code)

All 2 spaces for each repair bay or 300 square feet of vehicle repair space, whichever is greater None

17-10-0208 Off-Street Parking Schedule 2: Downtown Zoning Districts. Schedule “2” presents off-street parking standards for uses in downtown (D) zoning districts. The off-street parking standards for neighborhood zoning districts (i.e., R, B, C and M) are presented in Sec. 17-10-0207 above.

For a printer-friendly PDF version of Table 17-10-0208, please click here.

District Minimum Automobile Parking Ratio

(Per unit or gross floor area)

Maximum Accessory Parking Ratio

(per unit or gross floor area)

Minimum Bike Parking
Residential Uses
D dash 3 1 space per dwelling unit 2.0 per dwelling unit 1 per 2 auto spaces in buildings containing 8 or more units
D dash 5 1 space per unit for first 100 units; 0.60 spaces per unit for all additional units; subsidized units as determined by DHED 1.5 per dwelling unit
D dash 7 0.7 spaces per dwelling unit DC district: 1.1 per dwelling unit DX and DR districts: 1.1 per dwelling unit for dwelling units containing less than 1,600 square feet of floor area; 1.5 per dwelling unit for dwelling units containing 1,600 square feet of floor area or more
D dash 10, 12, 16 0.55 spaces per dwelling unit
Nonresidential Uses
D dash 3 None for first 10,000 square feet then 2 spaces per 1,000 square feet None None
D dash 5 None for first 70,000 square feet or 2 x lot area, whichever is greater, then 0.8 spaces per 1,000 square feet None
D dash 7, 12, 16 No minimums in dash 7, 12 or 16 except for the following:

Hotels with more than 15,000 square feet of meeting, conference or banquet area: 1 space per 1,000 square feet

Theaters and other indoor entertainment and spectator sport facilities with seating capacity of more than 1,000: 1 space per 20 seats when located in a DX district (none required in DC)

Maximum accessory parking ratio in DC and DX dash 7, 12 and 16:

Hotels: 1 space per 400 square feet of assembly space (i.e. meeting, conference or banquet area) + 1 space per 10 rooms in DC and 1 space per 5 rooms in DX

Offices: 1 space per 2,800 square feet of gross floor area

Retail: 1 space per 1,000 square feet in DC; 2.5 per 1,000 square feet in DX

Restaurant: 1 space per 1,000 square feet in DC; 3 per 1,000 square feet in DX

Theaters and other indoor entertainment and spectator sport facilities: 1 space per 10 seats in DC; 1 per 5 seats in DX

(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44381; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-05, p. 62719; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-06, p. 84870, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. VII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-12-10, p. 91343, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-17-10, p. 106597, Art. IX, § 11; Amend Coun. J. 9-8-11, p. 7541, § 8; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 27485, § 193; Amend Coun. J. 6-27-12, p. 30744, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, §§ 249, 250; Amend Coun. J. 11-26-13, p. 67481, Art. I, § 30; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-14, p. 86194, § 7)

Download

  • Plain Text
  • JSON

Comments