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Amendment to the Cook County Zoning Ordinance Regarding Parking of Commercial Vehicles, Residential Districts

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Date Introduced: 7/21/2009
Date Passed:
9/16/2009

Sponsors:
Murphy
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Summary:

This ordinance amends existing Cook County Zoning ordinance regulating the parking of commercial vehicles in unincorporated Cook County. Amendment introduces special provisions that allow commercial vehicles to be parked in residential districts when requirements are satisfied.


Activity Log:

9/8/2009
Public Hearing

Full Text of Legislation:

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Appendix A Zoning, Sections 4.1.9, 4.2.9, 4.3.9, 4.4.9, 4.5.9, 4.5A.9, 4.6.9, 4.7.9 and 4.8.9 of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows:

 

4.1.  R-1 Single-Family Residence District.

 

4.1.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-1 Single-Family District shall conform to the following requirements:

 

A. Parking and loading. Uses shall conform to Article 11.

 

B. Tents. Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots.

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a. The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal and water supply system. The systems used shall be approved by the Cook County Health Department. 

 

4.2.  R-2 Single-Family Residence District.

 

4.2.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-2 Single-Family Residence District shall conform to the following requirements:

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11.

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots.

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.   pal or, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal and water supply system. The systems used shall be approved by the Cook County Health Department. 

 

4.3.  R-3 Single-Family Residence District.

 

4.3.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-3 Single-Family Residence District shall conform to the following requirements:

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to in Article 11.

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. 

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal and water supply system. The systems used shall be approved by the Cook County Health Department.

 

4.4.  R-4 Single-Family Residence Districts.

 

4.4.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-4 Single-Family Residence District shall conform to the following requirements: 

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11.

 

B.  Tents. Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailer, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots.

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system or a private individual sewage disposal and water supply system. The systems shall be approved by the Cook County Health Department. If both an individual sewage disposal system and an individual water supply system are used to serve the same lot, a minimum lot area of 40,000 square feet shall be required.

 

4.5.  R-5 Single-Family Residence District.

 

4.5.9 .  Special provisions. The uses in the R-5 Single-Family Residence District shall conform to the following requirements:

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11.

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots.

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement. Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to

one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system or an individual water system. Individual sewage disposal units may be used for single-family detached dwellings located on zoning lots with at least 20,000square feet of area. Individual sewage disposal systems and individual water supply systems must be approved by the Cook County Health Department. If both an individual sewage disposal system and an individual water system are used to serve the same lot, a minimum lot area of 40,000 square feet is required. 

 

F.  Lots of record.  A single-family residence, on a lot of record on the effective date of this comprehensive ordinance, may be established regardless of the area of the lot or the lot width, provided there shall always be sufficient ground area left unoccupied by a structure or paving for a proper system of sewage disposal and water supply conforming with the standards and requirements of the Cook County Plumbing Code and all amendments relative thereto, the Cook County Health Department, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and the Health Department of the State of Illinois. Approved sewer and water connection permits and/or an approved private sewage system permit and an approved individual well permit must be submitted in conjunction with a building permit application. 

 

4.5A.  R-5A Residential Transition District.

 

4.5A.9 .  Special provisions.  The uses in the R-5A Residential Transition District shall conform to the following requirements: 

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11. 

 

B.  Tents. Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. 

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring water and sewer facilities shall be served by a municipal sewer and water system. 

 

4.6.  R-6 General Residence District.

 

4.6.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-6 General Residence District shall conform to the following requirements: 

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to in Article 11. 

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles or other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. 

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not be visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pick-up trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system, or an individual water system. Individual sewage disposal units are not permitted. Individual water supply systems must be approved by the Cook County Health Department. 

 

4.7.  R-7 General Residence District.

 

4.7.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-7 General Residence District shall conform to the following requirements: 

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11. 

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles or other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. 

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pickup trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.


COMMISSIONERS continued

 

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS continued

 

ITEM #24 cont’d

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system. 

 

4.8.  R-8 General Residence District.

 

4.8.9. Special provisions. The uses in the R-8 General Residence District shall conform to the following requirements: 

 

A.  Parking and loading.  Uses shall conform to Article 11. 

 

B.  Tents.  Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles or other equipment. 

 

C.  Trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.  Travel trailers, camping trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, boats, boat trailers, and miscellaneous trailers shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. 

 

D.  Trucks.  Trucks, commercial vehicles and other commercial equipment shall not be parked or stored on a zoning lot, except when located in a garage, a fully enclosed structure or in such a location that they are not visible from adjacent rights-of-way or from other zoning lots. Vehicles to be parked or stored must be owned or legally controlled by the residents or occupants of the principal use. Small pickup trucks and vans used principally as passenger cars are excluded from this requirement.  Commercial vehicles may be parked on a residential zoning lot subject to the following:

 

1.  Size/Weight Limitation.  No commercial vehicle having a license class designation greater than “B” under the Illinois Vehicle Code shall be parked on a residential zoning lot.  This limitation shall not apply to a pick-up style commercial vehicle with the license class designation of “D”.  All other Class “D” vehicles are prohibited.

 

2.  Location. Except as hereafter provided, no commercial vehicle shall be parked on a residential zoning lot unless parked in a garage or a fully enclosed structure.  A commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential zoning lot if one of the following criteria is met:

 

a.  The vehicle has no signage.

 

b.  The vehicle’s signage is limited to the identification of the owner or operator, affixed by name or logo.  Such identification may appear on not more than two separate portions of the vehicle.

 

3.  The parking of commercial vehicles on residential lots shall be limited to one.

 

4.  Nothing in the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed to prohibit trucks and other service vehicles from being parked on the premises temporarily for purposes of making deliveries or rendering service to the property as otherwise provided in this Ordinance.

 

E.  Sewer and water.  Uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal or private community sewer and water system. 

 

Effective Date: This Ordinance Amendment shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.


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