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DX-16 Downtown Mixed-Use District

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 ยง 17-4-0103
View the Chicago Zoning Ordinance
Floor area ratio 16
Maximum building height None, but buildings taller than city's "building height thresholds" require Planned Development review.
Lot area per unit (density) 100 sq ft/dwelling unit, 65 sq ft/efficiency unit, 50 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 None