Downtown high-rises - offices or apartments - with ground-floor stores. Prevalent on the edges of Loop: east of Dearborn Ave, in River North, the South Loop, and the West Loop.
|Zoning Ordinance reference||
Open the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (PDF)
|Floor area ratio||5|
|Maximum building height||None, but buildings taller than city's "building height thresholds" require Planned Development review.|
|Lot area per unit (density)||200 sq ft/dwelling unit, 135 sq ft/efficiency unit, 100 sq ft/SRO unit|
|On-site open space||All buildings with people living in them must have at least 36 sq ft of on-site open space per dwelling unit. (See 17-4-0410-A)|
|Back yard||30ft for floors containing dwelling units. All others, none.|