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ZONING AND LAND USE




OVERVIEW & MISSION

The North Center Neighbors Association is committed to keeping its residents informed about development in our community. We are also working to ensure transparency in government processes relating to zoning and land use. Working with our Alderman and other community organizations, we are encouraging responsible zoning and development within North Center. Our job is to make sure that the voice of North Center is heard to keep our neighborhood diverse, sustainable and supportive of our neighbors.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee. 

THE NCNA ZONING COMMITTEE HAS SEVERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • We independently review requests for zoning changes or variances submitted to the office of the 47th Ward Alderman for both residential and commercial properties in the NCNA’s area. The committee then provides feedback that can help the Alderman make the decision to approve or deny each request.

  • The committee monitors major zoning and land use issues that arise in areas immediately adjacent to the NCNA’s official area. The committee can then alert the NCNA board and membership to implications of these situations that could have significant impact on our community.

  • The committee identifies and studies land use and zoning issues that are of continuing significance to our community, formulating recommendations on how to best approach those issues. It brings its findings to the attention of the NCNA board and, with the board’s approval, brings those findings to the broader community, including the 47th Ward Alderman and the City of Chicago. The committee responds to concerns of the membership and community on issues related to zoning and land use.

ZONING COMMITTEE LEADERS

Mary Jo Nathan 

(Chair)


Sidney Weseman

(Vice Chair)


Dave Tomke

(Secretary)


Jim Nathan

(NCNA Liaison)


ZONING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Maureen Ford | Chris Lane | Howard Luecke | Jack Lydon | Nicholas Mcintyre | Maureen Richey | Jared Shoemaker | Karla Uyehara | Nico Volsky | Michelle Weber

UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • No upcoming events

ZONING CODE SUMMARY

For a summary of the City of Chicago Zoning Code, click here. This summary sets out the various zoning classifications and the limits of each classification in terms of building height, floor area, required setbacks and other constraints.

INTERACTIVE CHICAGO ZONING MAP

To make use of the City of Chicago’s interactive zoning map, which can quickly help you find the zoning classification of each city lot, click this link.

DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

The Zoning Committee has set out its development priorities in a set of Guidelines. We urge developers to consult these Guidelines in shaping their proposals, and we encourage NCNA members to review the Guidelines and let the committee know where you believe changes or additions would be helpful. The Guidelines can be downloaded here.

FOR DEVELOPERS

Developers interested in presenting their plans for new projects in the NCNA area should submit to the Zoning Committee copies of any documentation they have submitted or plan to present to either the 47th Ward office or the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals or Plan Commission. The NCNA Zoning Committee can be reached here.

WESTERN AVE. SOUTH TIF

There is an existing TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District in the NCNA area, the Western Avenue South TIF.  You can learn more about how TIFs work by downloading the TIF Fact Sheet to learn more about how TIFs work and what they mean to North Center.  See below for a map of the Western Avenue South TIF.


ALDERMAN ZONING DECISIONS

  

Contact us at:
info@ncnaneighbors.org

(p) 872-246-1551


P.O. Box 180114

Chicago, IL 60618

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