17-7-0590  Predominance of the Block District.
   17-7-0591 Boundaries. The Predominance of the Block (606) District consists of all parcels zoned RS3 and RT3.5 and within the area bounded by: Armitage Avenue, Western Avenue, North Avenue, Kedzie Avenue, Hirsch Street and Kostner Avenue.
   17-7-0592 Purpose. To reduce displacement of low- and moderate-income residents and maintain contextual density of housing typologies that often provide naturally occurring affordable housing.
   17-7-0593 Predominance of the Block.
      17-7-0593-A In the RS3 district, located in boundaries as identified in Section 17-7-0591, a detached house may not be established when more than 50% of the zoning lots fronting on the same side of the street between the two nearest intersecting streets have been lawfully improved with buildings containing more than one dwelling unit. In those instances, the minimum lot area per dwelling unit may be reduced to 1,500 square feet to allow construction of a two-flat. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where a two-flat is required, pursuant to the block characteristic standards of this ordinance, a detached house may be established, if no two-flat can be provided pursuant to the applicable bulk and density standards including the aforementioned reduction of the required minimum lot area to 1,500 square feet. Open land or zoning lots unimproved with principal buildings shall be considered as either detached houses or multi-unit residential buildings, at the discretion of the applicant, for purposes of the calculation described in this Section 17-7-0593-A only.
      17-7-0593-B In the RT3.5 district, located in boundaries as identified in Section 17-7-0591, a detached house may not be established when more than 40% of the zoning lots fronting on the same side of the street between the two nearest intersecting streets have been lawfully improved with buildings containing more than one dwelling unit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where a multi-unit residential building or two-flat is required, pursuant to the block characteristic standards of this ordinance, a detached house may be established, if no multi-unit residential building or two-flat can be provided pursuant to the applicable bulk and density standards. Open land or zoning lots unimproved with principal buildings shall be considered as either detached houses or multi-unit residential buildings, at the discretion of the applicant, for purposes of the calculation described in this Section 17-7-0593-B only.
Figure 17-7-0590
(Note: This map is for illustrative purposes only; the Predominance of the Block (606) District boundaries may be amended only through text amendment procedures)
(Added Coun. J. 1-27-21, p. 27053, § 2)