The College District (C District) is provided to meet the needs of colleges and theological seminaries located within the Village consistent with the planning and zoning goals of the Village. The College District regulations provide for uses and establish standards and requirements to guide the growth and development of these educational institutions in a manner that is consistent with the overall community character of the Village.
The College District shall be mapped only on property lying between Half Day Road and Duffy Lane and west of the west lines of the Northeast Quarter of Section 19 and the Southeast Quarter of Section 18, both Township 43 North, Range 12 East of the Third Principal Meridian.
The following uses and no others are permitted as of right in the College District. See § 260-1151 of this code regarding use interpretations.
Accessory structures and uses are permitted in the College District, subject to the provisions of § 260-901 of this code.
Temporary uses are permitted in the College District, subject to the provisions of § 260-903 of this code.
The following uses may be permitted in the College District, subject to the issuance of a special use permit as provided in § 260-1162 of this code and subject to the additional standards hereinafter set forth. See § 260-1151 of this code regarding use interpretations.
Day-care centers (8351), subject to the following additional standards:
Required approvals. No day-care center shall be established without the prior licensing, certification, or other approval of every public agency charged with the regulation or supervision of any facet of the activity of the proposed center. Every application for a special use permit for a day-care center shall set forth each agency that must approve the establishment or operation of the center and shall be accompanied by a formal acknowledgement of approval from each such agency. In the event any such approval has been delayed, the application shall set forth the status of each such application and shall state any facts known to the applicant that might have contributed to the delay of any required approval that has not been obtained as of the time of the filing of the application for a special use permit.
Outdoor play area. Unless waived by the Board of Trustees based on evidence of staggered usage by subgroups of all enrolled children, every day-care center shall provide at least 75 square feet of open space per child, exclusive of areas occupied by recreational structures as well as any open space located within 200 feet of Half Day Road. The entire outdoor play area shall be completely enclosed by a fence or other suitable barrier sufficient to prevent access of children to neighboring properties or to traffic or other hazards.
Landscape buffer. Trees and shrubs shall be planted and maintained around outdoor play areas to create a visual barrier from abutting residential properties and to absorb and diffuse noise.
Recreational devices. No recreational device shall be located within 100 feet of any street or of abutting property used or zoned for residential purposes.
Financial stability. No special use permit for a day-care center shall be granted unless the applicant therefor shall establish, to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees, that there exists a reasonably certain source of continuous and sufficient funds to provide for the operation and maintenance of such facility in accordance with the representations of the application and the various standards applicable to such facility by reason of this code and other laws and regulations.
Buildings not owned or operated by a college, subject to the following additional standards:
College operation not feasible. Buildings may be owned or operated by non-college entities only if the college demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board of Trustees that college ownership and/or operation is not feasible.
Exclusive educational purpose. Such buildings shall be used exclusively for college educational and related purposes.
Internal entrances. Entrances to any such buildings shall be from private streets within the college grounds.
Public utility stations, subject to the following additional standards:
Structure appearance and screening. All buildings and structures either shall have exteriors that give the appearance of a structure permitted in the College District or shall comply with the buffer and landscape requirements applicable to nonresidential uses abutting a residential district pursuant to § 260-908H of this code.
Safety fencing. All such uses shall be fenced where any hazard to the safety of human or animal life is present.
Service and storage prohibited. No service or storage yard or building shall be permitted.
Uplink satellite dishes for educational purposes only.
Real estate signs in excess of the size limitation of § 260-906G(12)(c).
Personal wireless services antennas mounted on support structures other than existing structures, provided that such antennas shall be subject to the regulations of § 260-910, and provided further that the maximum height of any support structure shall not exceed a height of 75 feet.
[Added 2-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-07]
Nonstudent recreational uses, subject to the following additional standards:
[Added 1-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-02; amended 5-29-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Duration. A special use permit for nonstudent recreational uses shall be required for each i) summer vacation season and ii) school season; provided, however, that the Village Board may, in its sole discretion, issue one special use permit that covers both the summer vacation season and school season. A new application for a special use permit for nonstudent recreational uses shall be filed before December 1 of the year prior to the summer vacation season for which a new special use permit is sought and before June 1 of the year prior to the school season for which a new special use permit is sought.
Hours and dates of operations. The hours and dates of the operation of the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses shall be restricted as follows, except as specifically authorized by a variation granted pursuant to § 260-1153E(1)(m) of this code:
[Amended 2-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-09]
Group size restrictions. The groups authorized to participate in the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses on the campus shall not exceed the following group size:
Youth groups: 400 people.
Adult conferences: 400 people (restricted to indoor uses only), except as specifically authorized by a variation granted pursuant to § 260-1153E(1)(l) of this code.
[Amended 2-23-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-08]
Basketball camps: 200 people (restricted to indoor uses only).
Soccer camps: 170 people.
Baseball camps: 50 people.
[Added 2-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-09]
Football camps: 70 people.
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-03]
Volleyball camps: 100 people (restricted to indoor uses only).
[Added 1-22-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-03]
Type of authorized uses. The application for a special use permit shall specify the specific users or groups proposed to utilize the campus for the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses, as well as a description of such user's or group's uses of the campus, and only those users and groups approved in the special use permit ordinance shall be authorized to participate in the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses.
Use of athletic fields. Not more than one user or group shall be permitted to use the athletic fields at any one time.
Supervision; contact person. A college representative shall be required to supervise all summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses. Further, the college shall designate a contact person to receive any complaints from Village residents or the Village regarding the nonstudent recreational uses.
Lighting. No outdoor lighting shall be permitted for the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses on the campus.
Facilities. The college shall provide adequate restroom facilities on the campus for, and in reasonably close proximity to, the summer vacation season and school season nonstudent recreational uses. The locations of such facilities shall be subject to the review and approval of the Village prior to such installation.
Enforcement. If, at any time during any summer vacation season or school season, the Village Board determines, in its sole discretion, that the operation of the nonstudent recreational uses has violated any one or more of these conditions or restrictions, or any other Village ordinance or regulation, the Village shall have the right to order the college to cease all or any portion of the summer vacation season or school season nonstudent recreational uses, or both, or to modify any use or operation to cure such noncompliance. Immediately upon notification of any noncompliance, the college shall either cease or modify its operations, as required by the Village.
The sign regulations applicable in the College District are set forth in § 260-906 of this code.
Bufferyards, landscaping, and screening in the College District shall be provided in accordance with an approved campus development plan as provided for in § 260-1131E(12)(d) of this code.
Educational uses only. All uses, except special uses approved in accordance with the provisions of this code and except temporary uses pursuant to § 260-903D(10) of this code, established in the College District shall be owned and operated by a college or theological seminary exclusively for educational or related purposes.
[Amended 4-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-13]
Retail uses limited. Retail uses in the College District shall be limited to campus bookstores or similar establishments offering student supplies for sale and eating places within student housing or student union buildings.
Housing occupation by students and college personnel only. All housing provided in the College District shall be occupied only by registered students of that college or theological seminary or by that college or theological seminary's faculty, administrative staff, and employees and their families.
Nonstudent housing limited. Nonstudent housing for administrative personnel shall be limited to a maximum of four dwelling units for the district and shall comply with the bulk and space regulations applicable in the A District.
Dwelling facilities limited. No more than 50% of the gross floor area in the College District shall be devoted to residential dwelling purposes; provided, however, that such percentage may from time to time be increased up to an absolute maximum of 55% so long as the campus development plan indicates that the development of planned future nonresidential buildings will reduce such percentage to 50% or less; and provided, further, that if at any time such percentage reaches 55%, no building permits shall be issued for any new structure in the College District designed in any part for residential dwelling purposes until such percentage has been reduced to 50% or less.
Temporary facilities prohibited. Temporary or mobile facilities, whether for classroom, office, educational or housing purposes, are prohibited.
Parking lot access. No access to or from any parking lot in the College District shall be via any public street other than Lakeside Drive.
No thoroughfare. There shall be no thoroughfare through the College District connecting any two or more public or private roads not within the College District.
[Amended 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
In addition to the requirements set forth above, the building height, lot, setback and coverage requirements applicable in the College District are set forth in the following table. Footnote references appear in Subsection E of this section at the end of the table.
Minimum total lot area (acres): 100.(5)
Setback from center line of Half Day Road (feet): 200.
Setback for structures and uses without structures, other than parking and loading, from district boundaries (feet): 100.
Setback for unstructured parking from residential areas (feet): 75.
Setback for unstructured loading (feet): 150.
Exceptions and explanatory notes.
Height exceptions. Church steeples located more than 200 feet from the College District boundary may extend to a height of 70 feet.
Height limitation for accessory structures. No accessory structure shall exceed 15 feet in height; provided, however, that flagpoles many extend to a height of 10 feet above the highest point of the roof of the principal structure and the height of antennas shall be governed by § 260-901D of this code.
Credit for right-of-way dedication. For any zoning lot included within the College District that has any frontage along Half Day Road (Illinois Route 22), to the extent that any land from such lot is dedicated or otherwise conveyed for right-of-way purposes for Half Day Road, the Half Day Road lot line(s) for such lot shall be deemed to be the lot line(s) as existing on September 22, 2008. The prededication lot area and dimensions of such lot shall be applied for purposes of calculating lot area, setbacks, building coverage, and lot coverage requirements; provided, however, that this provision shall not apply to any zoning lot from which additional right-of-way has been taken, dedicated, or otherwise conveyed beyond the right-of-way lines set forth in the Illinois Department of Transportation Plats of Highway for Illinois Route 22, consisting of 16 pages, and dated September 22, 2008.