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PMD Planned Manufacturing Districts

All kinds of manufacturing, warehouses, and waste disposal. Special service district - not technically a manufacturing district - intended to protect the city's industrial base.


Districts established

Chicago has 15 Planned Manufacturing Districts. They are:

PMD 1 Clybourn Corridor Development plan for PMD 1
PMD 2 Elston Corridor Development plan for PMD 2
PMD 3 Goose Island Development plan for PMD 3
PMD 4 Kinzie Corridor Development plan for PMD 4
PMD 5 Chicago/Halsted Corridor Development plan for PMD 5
PMD 6 Lake Calumet Development plan for PMD 6
PMD 7 Western/Ogden Development plan for PMD 7
PMD 8 Stockyards Development plan for PMD 8
PMD 9 Northwest Development plan for PMD 9
PMD 10 West Pullman Development plan for PMD 10
PMD 11 Pilsen Development plan for PMD 11
PMD 12 Harlem Development plan for PMD 12
PMD 13 Greater Southwest Development plan for PMD 13
PMD 14 Kennedy Development plan for PMD 14
PMD 15 Armitage Development plan for PMD 15

Specifications

Zoning Ordinance reference ยง 17-6-0400
Open the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (PDF)
Floor area ratio Varies by PMD (See 17-6-0405-E)
Maximum building height None.
Lot area per unit (density) None.
Minimum lot area
On-site open space N/A

Setbacks

Front yard None, except for industrial parks and properties bordering R-zoned lots (see 17-5-0405-A for details).
Side None, except for industrial parks and properties bordering R-zoned lots (see 17-5-0405-A for details).
Back yard None, unless rear property line borders R-zoned lot's side or rear property line. Then the minimum setback is 30 ft.