17-3-0500  Pedestrian streets.
   17-3-0501 Purpose. The regulations of this section are intended to preserve and enhance the character of streets and intersections that are widely recognized as Chicago's best examples of pedestrian-oriented shopping districts. The regulations are intended to promote transit, economic vitality and pedestrian safety and comfort.
   17-3-0502 Description and Criteria for Designation.Pedestrian streets exhibit most or all of the following characteristics:
      17-3-0502-A have a high concentration of existing stores and restaurants;
      17-3-0502-B abut a street with a right-of-way of 80 feet or less;
      17-3-0502-C have a continuous or mostly continuous pattern of buildings that are built abutting or very close to the sidewalk;
      17-3-0502-D have doors and entrances abutting the sidewalk;
      17-3-0502-E have many storefront windows abutting the sidewalk; and
      17-3-0502-F have very few vacant stores.
   17-3-0503 Designation and Boundaries.
      17-3-0503-APedestrian streets must be identified in the text of this Zoning Ordinance and shown on the Official Zoning Atlas.
      17-3-0503-B The “pedestrian street” designation may be established or removed only in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance Text and Zoning Map Amendment procedures of Sec. 17-13-0200 and Sec. 17-13-0300. Both a text and map amendment is required.
      17-3-0503-C The “pedestrian street” designation applies to all zoning lots that abut the right- of-way of a pedestrian street.
      17-3-0503-D [Pedestrian Streets and Pedestrian Retail Streets.]
         1.   The following street segments are classified as pedestrian streets:
 
Street
Segment
Coordinates
From
To
From
To
103rd
Longwood
Wood
1800W
2000W
18th
Sangamon
Marshfield
932W
1614W
18th
Paulina
Wood
1700W
1800W
26th
St. Louis
Pulaski
3500W
4000W
53rd
Kenwood
Lake Park
1350E
1600E
Argyle
Sheridan
Broadway
1000W
1200W
Ashland
Grace
Waveland
3720N
3722N
Belmont
Ashland
Paulina
1600W
1700W
Cermak
Washtenaw
California
2700W
2800W
Cermak
Marshall
Troy
2900W
3100W
Cermak
Wentworth
Princeton
200W
300W
Chicago
Ashland
Damen
1600W
2000W
Clark
Montrose
Bryn Mawr
4400N
5600N
Clark
Albion
Touhy
6600N
7200N
Commercial
88th
92nd
8800S
9200S
Devon
Western
California
2400W
2800W
Division
Milwaukee
Ashland
1535W
1599W
Division
1619W
Leavitt
1619W
2200W
Halsted
Belmont
Grace
3200N
3800N
Halsted
Fullerton
Wrightwood
2400N
2600N
Kedzie
Montrose
Lawrence
4400N
3800
Larrabee
Chicago
Chestnut
847N
861N
Lawrence
Laramie
Long
5200W
5400W
Lawrence
Sacramento
Central Park
3000W
3600W
Milwaukee
Logan
Central Park
2600N
3000N / 3600W
Milwaukee
Rockwell / Francis
Sacramento
2600W/ 2156N
3000W
Milwaukee
Giddings
Higgins/ Ainslie
4744N
4830N/ 4819N
Montrose
C.T.A. Brown Line
Seeley
1814 north side; 1821 south side
2044 north side; 2017 south side
Montrose
California
Kimball
2800W
3400W
Roscoe
Damen
Leavitt
2000W
2200W
Taylor
Carpenter
Racine
1050W
1200W
Taylor
Loomis
Ashland
1400W
1600W
Wells
Division
North
1200N
1600N
Wentworth
Cermak
24th Place
2200S
2400S
 
         2.   The following street segments are classified as pedestrian retail streets:
 
Street
Segment
Coordinates
From
To
From
To
Armitage
Halsted
Racine
800W
1200W
Belmont
Halsted
Racine
800W
1200W
Broadway
Diversey
Cornelia
2800N
3500N
Bryn Mawr
Kenmore
Broadway
1038W
1200W
Clark
Belden
Diversey
2300N
2800N
Clark
Newport
Addison
3432N
3600N
Clark
Diversey
Wellington
2800N
3000N
Diversey
Pine Grove
Burling
500W
750W
Halsted
Willow
Webster
1800N
2200N
Lincoln
Webster
Belden
2200N
2300N
Lincoln
Fullerton
Diversey
2400N
2800N
Lincoln
Sunnyside
Lawrence
4500N
4800N
Lincoln
Roscoe
Waveland
3400N
3659N (east side)
3700N (west side)
Lincoln
Grace
Berteau
3800N
4200N
Lincoln
Hutchinson
Montrose
4217N (east side)
4400N
Lincoln
Hutchinson
Montrose
4218 (west side)
4400N
Milwaukee
Division
North
1200N
1600N
Southport
Henderson
Grace
3323N
3800N
 
      17-3-0503-EPedestrian streets also radiate from the following six-corner intersections.
 
Diagonal Street
Coordinates
East-West Street
Coordinates
North-South Street
Coordinates
Intersection Coordinates
Blue Island
From
1637S
18th
From
1300W
Loomis
From
1600S
1800S
1400W
To
1671S
To
1357W
To
1726S
Blue Island
From
1810S
18th
From
1413W
Loomis
From
1809S
1800S
1400W
To
2000S
To
1500W
To
1900S
Broadway
From
4700N
Lawrence
From
1100W
Racine
From
4700N
4800N
1200W
To
4900N
To
1230W
To
4800N
Clark
From
2700N
Diversey
From
500W
Broadway
From
2800N
2800N
600W
To
2900N
To
700W
To
2900N
Lincoln
From
3200N
School
From
1600W
Marshfield
From
3300N
3300N
1630W
To
3400N
To
1700W
To
3400N
Lincoln
From
3900N
Irving Park
From
1900W
Damen
From
3900N
4000N
2000W
To
4100N
To
2100W
To
4100N
Milwaukee
From
1500N
North
From
1900W
Damen
From
1500N
1600N
2000W
To
1700N
To
2100W
To
1700N
Milwaukee
From
2700N
Diversey
From
3300W
Kimball
From
2700N
2800N
3400W
To
2860N
To
3500W
To
2816N
Milwaukee
From
3900N
Irving Park
From
4650W
Cicero
From
3900N
4000N
4800W
To
4100N
To
4930W
To
4100N
 
   17-3-0504 Standards.
      17-3-0504-A Applicability. The standards of this section apply to all development on lots that abut the right-of-way of designated pedestrian streets unless otherwise expressly stated. For purposes of Title 17, the criteria, standards and regulations that apply to pedestrian streets shall apply to pedestrian retail streets, except as more specifically regulated herein.
      17-3-0504-B Building Location.
         1.   The entire building façade that faces a designated pedestrian street must abut the sidewalk or be located within 5 feet of the sidewalk.
         2.   These building location standards do not apply to permitted arcades, public plazas or parks, entries to through-block connections, or recessed entries. Recessed entries are subject to the following standards:
            (a)   The entrance width may not exceed 12 feet or 5% of the building's street-facing façade width;
            (b)   The entrance depth may not exceed the entrance width; and
            (c)   The entrance may not exceed 2 stories in height.
Figure 17-3-0504-B
      17-3-0504-C Transparency.
         1.   A minimum of 60% of the street- facing building façade between 4 feet and 10 feet in height must be comprised of clear, non-reflective windows that allow views of indoor commercial space or product display areas. This standard applies to building façades that face pedestrian streets.
         2.   The bottom of any window or product display window used to satisfy this requirement may not be more than 4.5 feet above the adjacent sidewalk.
         3.   Product display windows used to satisfy these requirements must have a minimum height of 4 feet and be internally lighted.
Figure 17-3-0504-C
      17-3-0504-D Doors and Entrances.
         1.   On lots abutting pedestrian streets, buildings must have a primary entrance door facing the pedestrian street. Entrances at building corners facing a pedestrian street may be used to satisfy this requirement.
         2.   Building entrances may include doors to individual shops or businesses, lobby entrances, entrances to pedestrian-oriented plazas or courtyard entrances to a cluster of shops or businesses.
Figure 17-3-0504-D
      17-3-0504-E Off-Street Parking Requirements. No off-street parking is required for nonresidential uses on lots abutting pedestrian streets unless such uses exceed 10,000 square feet of gross floor area, in which case off-street parking must be provided for the floor area in excess of 10,000 square feet. (See Sec. 17-10-0200 for off-street parking ratios)
      17-3-0504-F Parking Location. All off-street parking spaces must be enclosed or located to the rear of the principal building and not be visible from the right-of-way of a pedestrian street.
      17-3-0504-G Driveways and Vehicle Access. Vehicle access to lots located along pedestrian streets must come from an alley. No curb cuts or driveways are allowed from a pedestrian street. (See Sec. 17-13-1003-S).
      17-3-0504-H Prohibited Uses. The following uses are expressly prohibited on lots abutting pedestrian streets:
         1.   strip centers;
         2.   drive-through facilities;
         3.   vehicle sales and service uses involving any outdoor storage of vehicles or goods;
         4.   gas stations;
         5.   car washes; and
         6.   residential storage warehouses.
      17-3-0504-I Special Uses.
         1.   Non-accessory parking facilities are allowed on lots abutting pedestrian streets only if reviewed and approved in accordance with the special use procedures of Sec. 17-13-0900.
         2.   A bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or automated teller machine facility is permitted on lots abutting pedestrian retail streets: provided that a proposed bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or automated teller machine facility that will be located within 600 feet of a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or automated teller machine facility that already exists on the pedestrian retail street is allowed only if reviewed and approved in accordance with the special use procedures of Sec. 17-13-0900; provided further that the review and approval for such special use shall not be required if:
            (i)   the bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, currency exchange, or automated teller machine facility is located above or below curb level of a building with permitted or special uses on the curb level;
            (ii)   the bank, savings bank, savings and loans association, credit union, currency exchange, or automated teller machine facility is accessory to a retail or commercial use; or
            (iii)   the bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or currency exchange, automated teller machine facility is located: (1) in the rear of the building that abuts the pedestrian retail street; and (2) 50 feet or more from the sidewalk that abuts the building façade that faces the pedestrian retail street; and (3) in a building in which a retail or commercial use faces the pedestrian retail street.
      17-3-0504-J Encouraged Uses. The following uses are encouraged on lots abutting pedestrian streets:
         1.   Sidewalk cafes and outdoor eating areas; and
         2.   Outdoor display of produce, flowers and plants.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 2-9-05, p. 42415; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391; Amend Coun. J. 11-30-05, p. 62724; Amend Coun. J. 6-28-06, p. 79813, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-06, p. 84870, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 1-11-07, p. 97055, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-11-07, p. 97057, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-11-07, p. 97059, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 7-19-07, p. 5248, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-09, p. 66111, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-2-09, p. 80791, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 95597, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 95599, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 95601, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 6-30-10, p. 95603, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-9-11, p. 112463, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-14-11, p. 18117, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-24-12, p. 25071, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 6-27-12, p. 30538, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 6-27-12, p. 30540, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 7-25-12, p. 31632, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-12, p. 44399, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-13, p. 51743, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-8-13, p. 53468, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 9-11-13, p. 60183, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-15-14, p. 73272, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 1-15-14, p. 73274, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 1-15-14, p. 73276, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-28-14, p. 82412, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-5, p. 96196, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 11-5-14, p. 96199, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-14, p. 98825, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 12-10-14, p. 100862, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-24-15, p. 7508, §§ 4, 5; Amend Coun. J. 9-24-15, p. 7511, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 25016, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 38285, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-29-17, p. 45471, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 3-29-17, p. 45473, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-24-17, p. 49766, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 3-28-18, p. 74521, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-18, p. 76897, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-18, p. 76900, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-18, p. 76902, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-20-18, p. 84905, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-20-18, p. 84907, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 1-23-19, p. 94979, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14592, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 4-24-20, p. 16146, § 2)