17-7-0200  Near North Historic Overlay District No. 1.
   17-7-0201 Boundaries. The Near North Historic Overlay District No. 1 consists of all parcels within the area bounded by: North Boulevard; North State Parkway; East Burton Place; North Astor Street; East Goethe Street; North Lake Shore Drive; East Division Street; the alley next east of and parallel to North State Parkway; a line 27 feet north of and parallel to East Division Street; North State Parkway; a line 120 feet north of and parallel to West Division Street; North Dearborn Street; a line 170 feet north of and parallel to West Division Street; the alley next west of and parallel to North Dearborn Street; a line 218.44 feet south of and parallel to West Goethe Street; North Dearborn Street; a line 69.94 feet south of and parallel to West Goethe Street; and the alley next west of and parallel to North Dearborn Street.
   17-7-0202 Purpose. The purpose of the Near North Historic Overlay District No. 1 is to supplement existing base district zoning regulations in order to:
      17-7-0202-A preserve and enhance the unique and historic residential character of the Near North Historic Area;
      17-7-0202-B preserve the existing and delicate balance of townhouses, rowhouses, landmark structures and high-rise buildings; and
      17-7-0202-C prevent further increases in scale, density and congestion by limiting construction of taller buildings.
   17-7-0203 Height Limits.
      17-7-0203-A The maximum permitted building height for new construction within Near North Historic Overlay District No. 1 is based on the base district zoning classification with height limitations expressed in terms of feet and stories, as follows:
 
Base District Zoning Classification
Maximum Building Height (whichever is greater)
Feet
Stories
RM5
45
4
RM6
90
8
RM6.5
125*
11*
 
* The maximum building height in RM6.5 may be increased to a maximum of 175 feet or 16 stories if reviewed and approved as a Planned Development in accordance with the procedures of Sec. 17-13-0600.
* See Sec. 17-17-0311 for rules governing the measurement of building height.
      17-7-0203-B When a building is proposed in an official Chicago landmark district, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks must provide to the Zoning Administrator a recommendation on appropriate building height.
      17-7-0203-C Chimney, heating and cooling equipment, parapets, unenclosed roof decks, enclosed stairways to roof decks and similar structures are not to be measured as part of the building height.
   17-7-0204 Administrative Adjustments. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Zoning Ordinance, the Zoning Administrator is expressly authorized to consider and decide requests for administrative adjustments to exceed the height limits of Sec. 17-7-0203-A by up to 10%. (See Sec. 17-13-1003-O)
   17-7-0205 Other Regulations. Except as expressly stated in this section, and to the extent not inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all other regulations of this Zoning Ordinance, the Chicago Landmark Ordinance and the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance apply to parcels in the Near North Historic Overlay District No. 1. In case of conflict between the regulations of this section and other regulations of this Zoning Ordinance, the Chicago Landmark Ordinance or the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance, the regulations of this section will govern.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275)