The Public Land and Buildings District (PLB District) includes public open space of notable size and quality within the Village as well as public buildings and buildings having purposes and impacts similar to public buildings. This district is intended to recognize, preserve, and protect the several major areas of public open space within the Village. In addition, the purpose of a separate district to regulate such areas is to avoid the problems inherent in treating public and institutional uses and buildings as permitted or special uses in zoning districts characterized by structures and uses bearing no similarity to such public and quasi-public uses and buildings. The PLB District regulations are intended to assure that any development in this district will complement the countryside character of the Village's residential core.
The following uses and no others are permitted as of right in the Public Land and Buildings District. See § 260-1151 of this code regarding use interpretations.
Public open space.
Any governmental activity or service or related civic use or purpose conducted within a building owned or leased by the Village.
Any governmental activity or service or related civic use or purpose conducted within a building owned or leased by a public body other than the Village and in existence in such building on or before January 1, 1996.
Personal wireless services antennas, provided that such antennas shall be mounted on an existing structure or on any support structure located on a lot owned by the Village, and be subject to the regulations of § 260-910.
[Added 2-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-07]
Additional personal wireless service antennas mounted on any support structure for which a special use permit has previously been granted pursuant to § 260-705H, provided that such additional personal wireless service antennas have first been approved by resolution of the Village Board. The Village Board may, in its sole discretion and as part of the resolution approving the additional antennas, approve the construction of structures accessory to the additional personal wireless service antennas within the otherwise-applicable minimum yards.
[Added 2-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-09]
Accessory structures and uses are permitted in the Public Land and Buildings District, subject to the provisions of § 260-901 of this code.
Temporary uses are permitted in the Public Land and Buildings District, subject to the provisions of § 260-903 of this code.
The following uses may be permitted in the Public Land and Buildings District, subject to the issuance of a special use permit as provided in § 260-1162 of this code. See § 260-1151 of this code regarding use interpretations.
Any governmental activity or service or related civic use or purpose conducted within a building owned or leased by a public body other than the Village and established after January 1, 1996.
Real estate signs in excess of the size limitation of § 260-906G(13)(c).
Buildings on zoning lots that exceed the maximum floor area ratio established in § 260-709D of this code.
[Added 3-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-18]
Personal wireless services antennas mounted on any support structure, but not greater than 100 feet in height, provided that such antennas shall be subject to the regulations of § 260-910.
[Added 2-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-07]
Personal wireless service antennas mounted on any support structure, but not greater than 200 feet in height, but only if the support structure is located on a lot that 1) is owned by the Village, and 2) abuts Interstate 294, and provided that such antennas shall be subject to the regulations of § 260-910. The Village Board may, in its sole discretion and as part of the special use permit, approve the construction of structures accessory to the personal wireless service antennas within the otherwise-applicable minimum required yards.
[Added 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-47]
The sign regulations applicable in the Public Land and Buildings District are set forth in § 260-906 of this code.
The building height, lot, yard, setback, and floor area ratio requirements applicable in the Public Land and Buildings District are set forth in the following table. Footnote references appear in Subsection E of this section at the end of the table.
Maximum height (feet): 32.(1)(2)(3)
Minimum lot area and dimensions.(1)(4)(5)(13)
Maximum floor area ratio: 0.10.(12)(13)
Exceptions and explanatory notes.
Exception for residential structures. When any residential structure is located in a PLB District, it shall be subject to the bulk, space, yard, and floor area ratio regulations of the residential district to which it is nearest adjacent.
Height limitation for accessory structures. Except as provided in Paragraph (3) of this Subsection E, no accessory structure shall exceed 15 feet in height; provided, however, that flagpoles may 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.
Height exceptions. Church steeples may extend to a height of 70 feet, and publicly owned antennas and antenna support structures may extend to such height as the Building Commissioner may approve as necessary to carry out the public function in question.
No application to existing uses. These requirements apply only to uses established after the effective date of this code. A use established prior to the effective date of this code shall not be considered to be a nonconformity by reason of its failure to comply with these requirements, but shall be allowed to continue on its existing zoning lot or any expansion thereof zoned or rezoned for uses permitted in the PLB District.
Nonconforming lots. See § 260-1005 of this code for lot requirements with respect to legal nonconforming lots of record.
Yard requirements for uses without structures. On any lot occupied by a use without structures, the minimum front, side, and rear yard requirements that would otherwise be required for such lot shall be provided and maintained.
Permitted obstruction in required yards. See § 260-909 of this code for certain structures and uses that may be located in certain required yards.
Special yard and setback requirements for recreational devices. Recreational devices and play fields shall be set back a distance of 50 feet from all property lines.
Side and rear yard regulations for accessory structures and uses. Parking areas, wherever located, and other detached accessory structures and uses, when located within the rear 20% of the lot, shall not be required to maintain an interior side or rear yard or setback in excess of five feet; provided, however, that this regulation shall not apply to antennas and antenna support structures; and provided further, however, that no accessory structure or use, or combination of such structures or uses, located within an otherwise required side or rear yard pursuant to this paragraph shall occupy more than 30% of such required yard.
No application to existing structures. This regulation applies only to structures erected after the effective date of this code; provided, however, that no structure existing on such effective date shall be expanded in violation of this regulation.
Credit for right-of-way dedication. For any zoning lot included within the Public Land and Buildings 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 and dimensions, yards and setbacks, and floor area ratio 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.
[Added 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]