16-4-150  Approval required – Exemptions.
   It shall be unlawful for any physical change, whether temporary or permanent, public or private, to be undertaken, including, but not limited to, landfill, excavation, impoundment, mining, drilling, roadway building or construction of any kind, within the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection District, as set forth in Sections 16-4-060 and 16-4-070, or for any acquisition or disposition of real property by a public agency, whether by sale or lease, or other means, to be consummated within the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection District, as set forth in Sections 16-4-060 and 16-4-070, without first having secured the approval therefor from the Chicago plan commission as provided in Sections 16-4-100 through 16-4-140 of this chapter; provided, however, that the following shall be exempt from the prohibition aforestated: accessory buildings; repairs and rehabilitation which do not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of replacement of the existing structure; additions which do not increase the site coverage or the height of the structure; and residential structures containing not more than three dwelling units; the sale, lease or transfer of real property, or any interests therein, from one Public Agency to another Public Agency; and the lease of a below-grade parking garage system owned by a Public Agency to a private party, any such private party's assignment of their leasehold interest to one or more- lenders providing financing to such private party for the acquisition of such leasehold interest, [and] any renovation or improvement of such below-grade parking garage system, and any change of or modification to the roadway or pedestrian access for such parking garage system.
(Prior code §  194B-5.1; Amend Coun. J. 10-4-06, p. 88405, § 2)