Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation Manufacturing Land Use Planning and Zoning recommendations: Industrial Corridor Boundaries Additional Industrial Corridors Zoning text amendments Municipal Manufacturing Data Corridor Plans
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation What is an Industrial Corridor? “Any area that has been designated as a priority area for industrial development and/or retention in a plan approved by the Chicago Plan Commission or City Council” “A concentration of industrial and manufacturing companies and/or properties with compatible uses that foster the manufacturing and industrial activity” There are currently 24 with approximately 2,700 active industrial/manufacturing companies.
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation Why is the City designating a new industrial corridor? "To protect industrial/manufacturing land from non-industrial/manufacturing zoning changes”
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation Current land in the City zoned for industrial uses: approx. 18%. Zoning DistrictsArea (Acreage)% of City area Business "B"9425.116.4% Commercial "C"4307.802.9% Downtown "D"1620.031.1% Manufacturing "M"17020.0111.5% Airports PDs7259.704.9% Planned Developments "PDs"11409.387.7% Planned Manufacturing Districts "PMDs"9454.196.4% Parks and Open Space "POS"10851.427.3% Residential "R"76775.0851.8% Transportation "T"38.280.03% 148,161.00
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation How can the City enforce this policy? Any non-manufacturing zoning change (AKA Industrial Corridor Zoning Map Amendment) will be reviewed & recommended by the Chicago Plan Commission and finally approved by the City Council.
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation What will happen to other properties that are not zoned M or PMD? If a property has been selected to be part of the corridor and has a non-manufacturing zoning, the parcel zoning will remain as a legal non-conforming use Properties located in the corridor were selected based on their current industrial/manufacturing uses and other compatible uses where appropriate i.e. Commercial properties might be located as well inside the corridor to buffer the residential area
Existing Zoning Zoning Districts% of Industrial Corridor Business "B"4.4% Commercial "C"13.3% Manufacturing "M"76.5% Residential "R"5.8% Transportation "T"0.0%
Northwest Highway Industrial Corridor Designation Questions/Comments? Luis M. Monterrubio, HED Bureau of Planning and Zoning Planning and Urban Design Division firstname.lastname@example.org (312) 744-4162
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