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DS-5 Downtown Service District

Rail yards, warehouses, and small businesses on downtown's periphery.


Zoning Ordinance reference ยง 17-4-0105
View the Chicago Zoning Ordinance
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
Minimum lot area
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)


Front yard None
Side None
Back yard 30ft for floors containing dwelling units. All others, none.