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File #: 13-1723    Version: Name: Amendment to PUBLIC LAND DISTRICT Cook County Zoning Ordinance of 2001, Section 7.1
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 9/18/2013 In control: Zoning and Building Committee
On agenda: 10/2/2013 Final action: 10/2/2013
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE - PUBLIC LAND DISTRICT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Appendix A, Zoning, Article 7, Public and Open Land Districts, Section 7.1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: 7.1. - P-1 Public Land District. 7.1.1. Description of district. The P-1 Public Land District is intended to provide for publicly owned land. Some public land, however, may not be zoned P-1 depending on the use. No privately owned property or structures are allowed in the P-1 Public Land District. 7.1.2. Use, lot and bulk regulations. The applicable use, lot and bulk regulations are set forth in Sections 7.1.3 through 7.1.9. 7.1.3. Permitted uses. A permitted use of land or buildings shall be allowed in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance. Unless otherwise specifically set forth, wherever a permitted use is named as a major category, it shall be deemed to include only t...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JERRY BUTLER, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, EDWIN REYES, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
Indexes: TIMOTHY P. BLEUHER, Commissioner, Department of Building and Zoning
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE  - PUBLIC LAND DISTRICT
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Appendix A, Zoning, Article 7, Public and Open Land Districts, Section  7.1 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:
7.1. - P-1 Public Land District.
7.1.1. Description of district. The P-1 Public Land District is intended to provide for publicly owned land. Some public land, however, may not be zoned P-1 depending on the use. No privately owned property or structures are allowed in the P-1 Public Land District.
7.1.2. Use, lot and bulk regulations. The applicable use, lot and bulk regulations are set forth in Sections 7.1.3 through 7.1.9.
7.1.3. Permitted uses. A permitted use of land or buildings shall be allowed in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance. Unless otherwise specifically set forth, wherever a permitted use is named as a major category, it shall be deemed to include only those enumerated uses. Unless otherwise specifically allowed by this ordinance, no building or zoning lot shall be devoted to any use other than a permitted use, and no structure shall be erected, altered, enlarged or occupied, except as a permitted use. Uses lawfully established on the effective date of this ordinance, and rendered nonconforming by it, shall be subject to Article 10.
The following uses are permitted in the P-1 District:
 
A. Educational institutions.
1.  Public colleges and universities, boarding and nonboarding.
2.  Public elementary schools, boarding and nonboarding.
3.  Public high schools, boarding and nonboarding.
 
B. Recreation and social facilities.
1. Public conservatories and greenhouses.
2. Public golf courses.
3. Public park, and playgrounds.
4. Public community center buildings, clubhouses, recreation buildings, swimming pools and buildings for indoor pools, tennis courts and buildings for indoor tennis courts, noncommercial and not-for-profit.
 
C.  Public and governmental land and buildings.
1. Aquariums.
2. Art galleries.
3. Fire stations.
4. Forest Preserves
5. Historical buildings and landmarks preserved for the public.
6. Police stations.
7. Post offices.
8. Public libraries.
9. Public museums.
10. Public office buildings.
 
7.1.4. Special uses. A special use may be allowed subject to issuance of a special use permit in accordance with the provisions of Article 13. Unless otherwise specifically set forth, wherever a special use is named as a major category, it shall be deemed to include only those enumerated uses.
 
The following special uses may be permitted in the P-1 District:
 
A. Recreation and social facilities.
1. Public athletic fields and stadiums.
 
B. Public and governmental land and buildings.
1. Airports and heliports.
2. Animal shelters and pounds.
3. Convention halls and centers.
4. Hospitals.
5. Institutions for the care or treatment of mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.
6. Landfills, sanitary or solid waste.
7. Highway maintenance facilities or storage yards.
8. Prisons and correctional facilities.
9. Radar installations and towers.
10. Waste transfer facilities.
11. Transitional residences.
12. Sewage treatment plants.
13. Water towers.
14. Youth cCamps.
15. Zoos.
 
C. Miscellaneous.
1. Publicly owned property and structures used for public purposes.
 
7.1.5. Temporary uses. The P-1 Public Land District does not allow temporary uses.
7.1.6. Accessory uses. A use, building or other structure customarily incidental to and commonly associated with a principal, permitted or special use may be allowed as an accessory use provided it is operated and maintained under the same ownership or an agent thereof and on the same lot as the permitted use. Accessory uses shall not include structures or features inconsistent with the permitted use or involve the conduct of any business, profession, trade or industry.
Accessory uses may include the following and similar uses:
A.      Athletic fields and stadiums accessory to educational institutions.
B.  Commercial sale of food, supplies or nonalcohol beverages incidental to public structures or facilities or rental of equipment incidental to such structures or facilities.
C.  Fallout shelters as regulated by this ordinance.
D.  Gardens.
E.   Public garages and parking lots.
F.   Signs as regulated by Article 12.
G.  Vending machines.
H.   Water retention and detention areas.
 
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Effective Date: This amended ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.
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