§ 17-6-0400

PMD, Planned Manufacturing Districts

17-6-0401 General.

17-6-0401-A Purpose. The “PMD”, planned manufacturing district zoning classification is intended to:

1. foster the city’s industrial base;

2. maintain the city’s diversified economy for the general welfare of its citizens;

3. strengthen existing manufacturing areas that are suitable in size, location and character and which the City Council deems may benefit from designation as a PMD;

4. encourage industrial investment, modernization, and expansion by providing for stable and predictable industrial environments; and

5. help plan and direct programs and initiatives to promote growth and development of the city’s industrial employment base.

17-6-0401-B Minimum Land Area. Only areas of 5 or more contiguous acres are eligible for designation as a planned manufacturing district .

17-6-0401-C Establishment. PMD zoning may be established only in accordance with the PMD rezoning procedures of Sec. 17-13-0700.

17-6-0401-D District Boundaries. The boundaries of PMD districts must be shown on the Official Zoning Atlas. Detailed legal descriptions must be included in the ordinance establishing the specific PMD.

17-6-0401-E Conflicting Provisions. When any provision of this section conflicts with a comparable provision concerning the same subject matter in another section under this Zoning Ordinance, the provisions of this section will govern.

17-6-0401-F Districts Established. The following planned manufacturing districts are established:

1. P.M.D. 1, Clybourn Corridor

2. P.M.D. 2, Elston Corridor

3. P.M.D. 3, Goose Island

4. P.M.D. 4, Kinzie Corridor

5. P.M.D. 5, Chicago/Halsted Corridor

6. P.M.D. 6, Lake Calumet

7. P.M.D. 7, Western/Ogden

8. P.M.D. 8, Stockyards

9. P.M.D. 9, Northwest

10. P.M.D. 10, West Pullman

11. P.M.D. 11, Pilsen

12. P.M.D. 12, Harlem

13. P.M.D. 13, Greater Southwest

14. P.M.D. 14, Kennedy

15. P.M.D. 15, Armitage

17-6-0402 Reserved. (Deleted Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391)

17-6-0403 Allowed Uses. Permanent uses and facilities are allowed in PMD districts in accordance with the use table of this section.

17-6-0403-A Permitted Uses. Uses identified with a “P” are permitted by-right in the subject zoning district, subject to compliance with all other applicable standards of this Zoning Ordinance.

17-6-0403-B Special Uses. Uses identified with an “S” may be allowed if reviewed and approved in accordance with the special use procedures of Sec. 17-13-0900, subject to compliance with all other applicable standards of this Zoning Ordinance.

17-6-0403-C Prohibited Uses. Uses identified with a “-” are expressly prohibited. Uses that are not listed in the table are also prohibited.

17-6-0403-D Use Standards. The “Use Standard” column of the following Use Table identifies use-specific standards that apply to some uses. Compliance with such standards is required regardless of whether the use is a permitted use (P) or special use (S).

17-6-0403-E Planned Developments. Uses identified with a “PD” may be allowed if reviewed and approved in accordance with the planned development procedures of Sec. 17-13-0600. Other uses and development activities may also require review and approval as a planned development based on their size, height or other threshold criteria. (See the mandatory planned development thresholds of Sec. 17-8-0500)

17-6-0403-F Use Table and Standards.

For a printer-friendly PDF version of Table 17-6-0403-F, please click here.

17-6-0403-F Use Table and Standards.

17-6-0404 Nonconforming Uses. Nonconforming uses may be replaced only with allowed uses .

17-6-0405 Development Standards.

17-6-0405-A Regulations along R District Boundaries. Setbacks must be provided in accordance with the standards of Sec. 17-5-0405 and Sec. 17-5-0600, provided that such setback rules do not apply in PMD No. 1 (Clybourn Corridor).

17-6-0405-B Sign Standards. Development in all PMD districts must comply with the sign standards applicable to M districts (see Chapter 17-12).

17-6-0405-C Off-street Parking. Development in all PMD districts must comply with the off-street standards applicable to M1, M2 and M3 districts (See Sec. 17-5-0206 and Chapter 17-10). When no off-street parking standard for a PMD use is established in Sec. 17-5-0206, a parking standard must be established in accordance with Sec. 17-10-0406)

17-6-0405-D Off-street Loading. Development in all PMD districts must comply with the off-street loading standards of Sec. 17-10-1100.

17-6-0405-E Floor Area Ratio. All development in PMDs is subject to the following maximum floor area ratio standards:

District Maximum Floor Area Ratio
P.M.D. No. 1 Subdistrict A 3.0
P.M.D. No. 1 Subdistrict B 2.2
P.M.D. No. 2 3.0
P.M.D. No. 3 3.0
P.M.D. No. 4 3.0
P.M.D. No. 5 Subdistrict A 5.0
P.M.D. No. 5 Subdistrict B 7.0
P.M.D. No. 6 3.0
P.M.D. No. 7 3.0
P.M.D. No. 8 3.0
P.M.D. No. 9 3.0
P.M.D. No. 10 3.0
P.M.D. No. 11 3.0
P.M.D. No. 12 2.2
P.M.D. No. 13 2.2
P.M.D. No. 14 2.2
P.M.D. No. 15 3.0

(See Sec. 17-17-0305 for rules governing the measurement of floor area ratio .)

17-6-0406 Indoor/Outdoor Operations. Within 300 feet of any R district, all business, servicing, processing and product assembly must take place within a completely enclosed building .

17-6-0407 Indoor/Outdoor Storage. Within 300 feet of any R district, all storage of goods and materials, except motor vehicles , must take place within a completely enclosed building or be effectively screened from view by a solid fence or wall (including solid entrance and exit gates) at least 8 feet in height.

(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25277, 25287, 25299; Amend Coun. J. 1-11-05, p. 41231; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391; Amend Coun. J. 7-27-05, p. 54238; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-05, p. 55912; Amend Coun. J. 9-14-05, p. 55914; Amend Coun. J. 11-1-05, p. 60274; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-05, p. 62719; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-05, p. 62732; Amend Coun. J. 1-11-06, p. 67927; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-06, p. 84870, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-27-07, p. 10279, §§ 2 – 4; Amend Coun. J. 4-9-08, p. 24657, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 1-13-09, p. 54380, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 2-11-09, p. 55336, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 5-12-10, p. 92107, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-12-10, p. 92109, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-9-11, p. 112149, § 23; Amend Coun. J. 6-8-11, p. 1725, § 4*; Amend Coun. J. 9-8-11, p. 7541, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 1-17-13, p. 45622, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-13-13, 47141, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-5-13, p. 55448, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-24-13, p. 58321, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-24-13, p. 58324, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-13, p. 71898, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-15-14, p. 73271, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-5-14, p. 74738, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-20-14, p. 80394, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-14, p. 86194, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 9-10-14, p. 88538, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 10-8-14, p. 93150, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-5-14, p. 96205, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 1-21-15, p. 102086, § 1)

* Editor’s note– Coun. J. 6-8-11, p. 1725, § 4, mistakenly stated that it amended § 17-6-207.  In reality, the ordinance amended this section; however, that amendment has been subsequently repealed.

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