17-15-0201 Definition. A nonconforming lot is a tract of land lawfully established as a lot on a plat of subdivision recorded or registered, pursuant to statute, with the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County and the Ex- officio Examiner of Subdivisions of the City of Chicago that does not comply with the minimum lot area or lot width standards of the zoning district in which it is now located.
17-15-0202 Use of Nonconforming Lots.
17-15-0202-A In residential zoning districts, a nonconforming lot may be developed with a detached house . Moreover, if a nonconforming lot is voluntarily increased in size and still does not comply with applicable lot area or lot width standards, such lot may be developed with a detached house .
17-15-0202-B In nonresidential zoning districts, a nonconforming lot may be developed with a use allowed within the subject zoning classification. If the zoning allows a variety of uses or a variety of intensities of uses and one or more uses or intensities would comply with applicable lot area and lot width standards, while others would not, then only the uses or intensities that comply with applicable standards are permitted.
17-15-0203 Dimensional Standards. Development on nonconforming lots must comply with the bulk and density standards of the subject zoning classification unless otherwise expressly stated.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275)