TITLE 9
ZONING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL ZONING PROVISIONS
SECTION:
9-1-1: Short Title
9-1-2: Purpose
9-1-3: Interpretation
9-1-4: Compliance With Regulations
9-1-5: Definitions
9-1-1: SHORT TITLE:
This title shall be known and may be cited as the FOREST PARK ZONING ORDINANCE. (April 1969)
9-1-2: PURPOSE:
This title is adopted for the following purposes:
   A.   To promote and protect the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience and general welfare of the people;
   B.   To divide the village into zones or districts restricting and regulating therein the location, erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration and use of buildings, structures and land for residence, business, manufacturing and other specified uses;
   C.   To protect the character and stability of residential, business and manufacturing areas within the village and to promote the orderly and beneficial development of such areas;
   D.   To provide adequate light, air, privacy and convenience of access to property;
   E.   To regulate the intensity of use of lot areas, and to determine the area of open spaces surrounding buildings necessary to provide adequate light and air and to protect the public health;
   F.   To establish building lines and the location of buildings designed for residential, business, manufacturing or other uses within such areas;
   G.   To fix reasonable standards to which buildings or structures shall conform;
   H.   To prohibit uses, buildings or structures incompatible with the character of development or intended uses within specified zoning districts;
   I.   To prevent additions to, or alteration or remodeling of, existing buildings or structures in such a way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations imposed hereunder;
   J.   To limit congestion in the public streets and protect the public health, safety, convenience and general welfare by providing the off street parking of motor vehicles and the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles;
   K.   To protect against fire, explosion, noxious fumes and other hazards in the interest of public health, safety, comfort and general welfare;
   L.   To prevent the overcrowding of land and undue concentration of structures, so far as is possible and appropriate in each district, by regulating the use and bulk of buildings in relation to the land surrounding them;
   M.   To conserve the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the village;
   N.   To provide for the gradual elimination of nonconforming uses of land, buildings and structures which are adversely affecting the character and value of desirable development in each district;
   O.   To provide minimum standards of air and light within residences and to conserve the taxable values of neighboring residences by providing reasonable standards for floor areas of residential structures;
   P.   To define and limit the powers and duties of the administrative officers and bodies as provided herein. (April 1969)
9-1-3: INTERPRETATION:
It is not intended by this title to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way impair or interfere with any existing provision of law or ordinance or any rules, regulations or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant thereto, relating to the use of buildings or premises, now in force and effect in relation thereto; except that all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this title shall be and the same are hereby repealed. Where this title imposes a greater restriction upon the use of buildings or premises than are imposed or required by such existing provision of law, the provisions of this title shall control. (April 1969)
9-1-4: COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS:
Except as provided by this title and except after a building permit shall have been issued by the director of public health and safety of the village, which permit shall state that the proposed building or use of land complies with all the provisions of this title, it shall be unlawful within the corporate limits of the village: (April 1969; amd. Ord. O-7-10, 2-8-2010)
   A.   To establish any use of a building or land, either by itself or in addition to another use;
   B.   To excavate for or build any foundation;
   C.   To erect or establish a new building or part thereof, except signs of the class permitted in the R-1 district;
   D.   To rebuild, structurally alter, add to, enlarge or relocate any building or part thereof;
   E.   To reduce the yard space or plot area required for a building, or to include any such yard space or plot area as that required for an adjoining building;
   F.   To erect more than one main building on one lot. (April 1969)
9-1-5: DEFINITIONS:
For the purpose of this title certain terms and words are hereby defined. Words used in the present tense shall include the future; words used in the singular number shall include the plural number; words used in the plural number shall include the singular; the word "building" shall include the word "structure", the word "lot" shall include the word "plot", and the word "shall" is mandatory and not directory.
   ACCESSORY BUILDING OR USE: A building or a portion of the main building or use, located on the same lot on which the main building or use is located, which is reasonably necessary and incidental and subordinate to the conduct of the primary use of the main building or the main use of the premises, when permitted by district regulations.
   ALLEY: A public or private thoroughfare not less than sixteen feet (16') wide and not more than thirty three feet (33') wide that affords only a secondary means of access to property abutting thereon.
   ANIMAL BOARDING: A nonresidential facility offering care for four (4) or more domestic pet animals for more than twelve (12) hours per day.
   ANIMAL DAYCARE: A nonresidential facility offering care for four (4) or more domestic pet animals for up to fourteen (14) hours per day between the hours of six thirty o'clock (6:30) A.M. and eight thirty o'clock (8:30) P.M.
   ANIMAL GROOMING: Services provided to domestic pet animals including, but not limited to, clipping, bathing and related services, and excluding veterinary services.
   ANTIQUE STORE: A business whose primary purpose is the sale of objects having special value because of their age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.
   APARTMENT: A room or suite of rooms in a multiple- or two-family dwelling, or where living units are permitted above nonresidential uses, a room or suite of rooms arranged, designed, used or intended to be used as a single housekeeping unit.
   APARTMENT HOUSE: See definition of Dwelling, Multiple.
   ART GALLERY: An establishment where fine art is displayed for sale to the public.
   ARTIST STUDIO: A place where fine art is created and occasionally displayed, and affords the artists a live-work opportunity. Fine art is art concerned with the creation of aesthetically appealing objects such as painting and sculpture, but not including performing arts.
   AUTOMOBILE ORIENTED USES OR FACILITIES: See definition provided in subsection 9-4C-4-6D of this title.
   AUTOMOTIVE HOUSE TRAILER: Any structure used for living, sleeping, business or storage purposes, having no foundation other than wheels, blocks, skids, jacks, horses or skirtings and which is, has been or reasonably can be, equipped with wheels or other devices for transporting the structure from place to place.
   AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE STATION: Any building or premises used for the dispensing, sale or offering for sale directly to the public at retail of automotive fuels or oils. When the dispensing, sale or offering for sale is incidental to the conduct of a public garage, the premises are classified as a public garage.
   BASEMENT: A story partly underground and having half or not more than half of its clear floor to ceiling height below the average grade of the adjoining ground, which shall not be included as a story for height purposes unless subdivided into rooms and used for tenant purposes.
   BILLBOARD: A single or double faced freestanding sign as regulated in chapter 5, article D of this title.
   BLOCK: Property having frontage on one side of a street and lying between the two (2) nearest intersecting or intercepting streets, or nearest intersecting or intercepting street and railroad right of way, waterway or other barrier.
   BOARDING HOUSE: A building other than a hotel or restaurant where, for compensation, meals, or lodging and meals, are regularly provided by prearrangement for three (3) or more persons and not open to transient guests.
   BREWPUB RESTAURANT: A commercial establishment that brews its own beer primarily for consumption on the premises and that is combined with an on site kitchen and restaurant facility.
   BUILDABLE AREA: The space remaining on a lot after the minimum open space requirements of this title have been complied with.
   BUILDING: Any structure with substantial walls and a roof, securely affixed to the land and entirely separated on all sides from any other structure by space or by walls in which there are no doors, windows or other openings, designed or intended for the support, enclosure or shelter of persons, animals or chattels.
   BUILDING AREA: The maximum horizontal projected area of the principal and accessory building, excluding open steps or terraces, unenclosed porches not exceeding one story in height, or architectural appurtenances projecting not more than two feet (2').
   BUILDING HEIGHT: The vertical distance measured from the sidewalk level or its equivalent established grade opposite the middle of the front of the building to the highest point of the roof for flat roofs; to the mean height level between eaves and ridge for gambrel, gable, and hip roofs; to the deck line for mansard roofs. Where a building is located upon a natural terrace or slope the height may be measured from the average ground level at the building wall.
   BUSINESS: The engaging in the purchase, sale, barter or exchange of goods, wares, merchandise or services, the maintenance or operation of offices or recreational and amusement enterprises for profit.
   BUSINESS SERVICE USE: The rendering of service of a business nature in conjunction with which no commodity is sold or stock in trade is kept on the premises.
   CARPORT: A structure attached to or made a part of the main building, and which is open to the weather on at least two (2) sides, intended for the shelter of not more than three (3) motor driven passenger vehicles.
   CATERING: An establishment whose primary purpose is food preparation on the premises for sale, delivery and consumption off site.
   COLLECTIBLES STORE: A business whose primary purpose is the sale of objects of popular culture that have become rare and unusual enough to be a collectors' item.
   COMMERCIAL: See definition of Business.
   CURB LEVEL: The level of the established curb in front of the building measured at the center of such front. Where a building faces on more than one street, the curb level shall be the average of the levels of the curbs at the center of the front of each street. Where no curb elevation has been established, the mean level of the land, immediately adjacent to the building, shall be considered the curb level.
   DISTRICT: A section or sections of the village for which the regulations governing the use and construction of buildings and the use of premises, the size of yards and the intensity of use are uniform.
   DWELLING: Any building, but not an automotive house trailer, which is designed and used exclusively for residential purposes, not including hotels and boarding houses.
   DWELLING, MULTIPLE: A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied exclusively by more than two (2) families living independently of each other.
   DWELLING, ROW: A row of two (2) to eight (8) one-family, party wall dwellings not more than two (2) rooms deep located on one zoning lot.
   DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY: A detached building designed for or used exclusively by one family.
   DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY: A detached building designed for or used exclusively by two (2) families.
   FAMILY: Any number of individuals related by blood, marriage or adoption, living together as a single housekeeping unit, excluding boarding houses, fraternities, sororities, residential clubs and homes of an institutional character. A family shall include servants.
   FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: An institution licensed by the federal reserve bank, the federal deposit insurance corporation, or the office of comptroller of currency that regularly takes and maintains deposits from and provides a variety of credit and lending services to corporate, business and individual customers.
   FLOOR AREA, USABLE: Any floor area measured from the outside of the exterior walls of a residential building exclusive of areas in cellars, basements, unfinished attics, garages, open porches, accessory buildings and rooms on ground floor designed primarily for location of heating or utilities equipment.
   GARAGE, PRIVATE: An accessory building used only for the storage of not more than three (3) self-propelled vehicles, including the storage of not more than one commercial vehicle having not more than one-half (1/2) ton capacity which is the property of an occupant of the lot on which the garage is located.
   GARAGE, PUBLIC: Any building or premises except those used as private garages used for equipping, repairing, hiring, selling or storing motor driven vehicles, or parts therefor, but not including trucks, tractors, truck trailers and commercial vehicles exceeding two (2) ton capacity.
   GARAGE, TRUCK AND EQUIPMENT: A building which is used or intended to be used for the storage, repair or servicing of motor trucks, truck trailers, tractors and commercial vehicles and self-propelled heavy equipment and cranes, both crawler and wheeled type, exceeding two (2) ton capacity.
   GOVERNMENT OFFICE: An office owned, leased or operated by a unit of local, county, state or federal government where government officials perform official duties.
   GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: People elected to administer a unit of local, county, state or federal government.
   GROUP DAYCARE HOME: An occupation or a profession conducted for monetary gain which:
   A.   Is carried on within a dwelling unit; and
   B.   Holds a current valid license from the Illinois department of children and family services for a group daycare home; and
   C.   Is carried on by at least one member of the family residing in the dwelling unit; and
   D.   Is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes; and
   E.   Conforms to the following additional conditions:
  1. A maximum of two (2) employees not residing in the unit may be employed in the operation of a group daycare home provided the site meets current parking requirements, and a separate, on site, paved parking space in compliance with chapter 8 of this title is available or may be added for each employee involved in the business.
  2. There shall be no exterior display or signage, no exterior storage of materials and no other exterior indication of the group daycare home or variation from the residential character of the principal building.
  3. Outdoor play areas must be fenced by a six foot (6') tall board on board fence.
  4. Vehicles used in connection with the group daycare home, if any, shall not contain any advertising and must be parked in an enclosed structure when not in use.
  5. No offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, radiations, heat or glare shall be produced.
  6. The activity shall be limited to the hours between seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and ten o'clock (10:00) P.M.
   HOME OCCUPATION: An occupation or a profession conducted for monetary gain which:
 
   A.   Is customarily carried on within a dwelling unit; and
   B.   Is carried on by a member or members of the family residing in the dwelling unit; and
   C.   Is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for residential purposes; and
   D.   Conforms to the following additional conditions:
  1. The occupation or profession shall be carried on wholly within the principal building.
  2. No one outside of the family resident on the premises shall be employed in a home occupation.
  3. There shall be no exterior display, no exterior storage of materials and no other exterior indication of the home occupation or variation from the residential character of the principal building.
  4. No offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, radiations, heat or glare shall be produced.
  5. The activity shall be limited to the hours between seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and ten o'clock (10:00) P.M.
A home occupation shall not include, among others, the following: barbershops and beauty parlors, commercial stables, veterinary hospitals, poultry farms and kennels, real estate offices and restaurants.
   HOTEL: A building in which lodging, or lodging and board, are provided and offered to the public for compensation and which is customarily open to transient guests.
   INCUBATOR KITCHEN: An establishment that rents or otherwise makes available commercial-grade kitchen space for the exclusive or primary purpose of food preparation including temporary extra production capacity, menu planning, training, taste testing, product development, food packaging, food storage or any other food-related purpose.
   INSTITUTION: A building occupied by a nonprofit corporation or nonprofit establishment for public use.
   JUNKYARD: Open area where waste scrap iron, paper, rags or similar materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, baled, packed, disassembled, excluding similar uses taking place entirely within a completely enclosed building.
   KENNEL: Any lot or premises on which four (4) or more dogs or cats, at least four (4) months of age, are kept.
   LIQUOR STORE, PACKAGE: A liquor licensee business establishment authorized with a Class B1 license classification as described in subsection 3-3-5I of this Code.
   LOADING AND UNLOADING SPACE, OFF STREET: An open, hard surfaced area of land other than a street or public way, the principal use of which is for the standing, loading and unloading of motor trucks, tractors and trailers, to avoid undue interference with the public use of streets and alleys.
   LODGE OR CLUB: An association of persons for some common purpose, but not including a group organized primarily or which is actually engaged to render a service which is customarily carried on as a business.
   LOT: A parcel of land occupied or suitable for occupancy by a use permitted by this title, including one main building or use, with accessory building, the open spaces and parking spaces required by this title, and having not less than the minimum area required by this title for a lot in the district in which it is located, and having its principal frontage upon a street or upon an officially approved place.
   LOT, CORNER: A parcel of land situated at the intersection of two (2) or more streets. Any lot adjoining a curved street at a point where the street line describes an arc subtended by an angle of one hundred thirty five degrees (135°) or less shall also be considered a corner lot.
   LOT DEPTH: The horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines.
   LOT, FRONTAGE: The front of a lot shall be that boundary of a lot along a public street; for a corner lot the owner may elect either street line as the front lot line.
   LOT, GROUND LEVEL: A. For buildings having walls adjoining one street only, the elevation of the ground at the center of the wall adjoining the street.
   B.   For buildings having walls adjoining more than one street, the average of the elevation of the ground at the center of all walls adjoining the streets.
   C.   For buildings having no wall adjoining the street, the average level of the ground adjacent to the exterior walls of the buildings. Any wall approximately parallel to and not more than five feet (5') from street is to be considered as adjoining the street.
   LOT, INTERIOR: A lot other than a corner lot.
   LOT LINE, FRONT: In the case of an interior lot, a line separating the lot from the street or place; and in the case of a corner lot a line separating the narrowest street frontage of the lot from the street, except in cases where deed restrictions in effect specify another line as the front lot line.
   LOT LINE, REAR: A lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line and, in the case of an irregular or triangular shaped lot, a line ten feet (10') in length within a lot, parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line.
   LOT LINE, SIDE: Any lot boundary line not a front lot line or a rear lot line.
   LOT OF RECORD: A lot which is a part of a subdivision, the map of which has been recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds or a parcel of land, the deed to which was recorded prior to March 24, 1958.
   LOT, THROUGH AND/OR DOUBLE FRONTAGE: A lot having frontage on two (2) parallel or approximately parallel streets, and which is not a corner lot.
   LOT WIDTH: The horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured at right angles to the lot depth at the front setback line.
   MAINTENANCE: The replacing of a part or parts of a building, which have been made unusable by ordinary wear or tear, or by the weather.
   MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION CENTER: A facility operated by a registered and licensed organization that is regulated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to grow and produce cannabis to dispense to registered medical cannabis dispensing organizations pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, enacted by the State of Illinois effective January 1, 2014, as may be amended.
   MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY: A business operated by a registered and licensed dispensing organization that is regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations to acquire cannabis and related products for medical purposes from a registered Illinois medical cannabis cultivation center and sell retail to qualifying patients and caregivers pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, enacted by the State of Illinois effective January 1, 2014, as may be amended.
   MIXED USE: A building, structure or premises occupied or used by two (2) or more principal types of use, any of which is permitted in a district independent of other uses.
   MOBILE HOME COURT: Any area or tract of land used or designed to accommodate one or more mobile homes for nontransient use meeting the standards established by the Illinois State Department of Public Health for such park or court.
   MOBILE VENDOR: A business establishment that is mounted on wheels or is otherwise designed to be moved from place to place to conduct business.
   MOTEL: A building or group of buildings, in which lodging is provided and offered to the public for compensation, and catering primarily to the public traveling by motor vehicle.
   NONCONFORMING USE: Any use of land or building which does not conform after passage of this title or amendment thereto with the regulations of this title, other than height and yard requirements for the district in which it is located.
   PARKING AREA, PRIVATE: An open, hard surfaced area of land, other than a street or public way, designed, arranged and made available for the storage of private passenger automobiles only, of occupants of the building or buildings for which the parking area is developed and is accessory.
   PARKING AREA, PUBLIC: An open, hard surfaced area, other than a street or public way, intended to be used for the storage of passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles and available to the public, whether for compensation, free or an accommodation to clients or customers.
   PARKING LOT: A parcel of land devoted to unenclosed parking space for five (5) or more motor vehicles for compensation or otherwise.
   PARKING SPACE, AUTOMOBILE: The area required for parking one automobile, as provided in chapter 8 of this title.
   PERSONAL GROOMING SERVICES: An establishment licensed by the State of Illinois that utilizes one or more individuals that are licensed by the State of Illinois to provide services necessary for personal grooming, including beauticians that provide any cosmetic treatment, including, but not limited to, services to the hair, hands, legs, feet and face; spas that administer any personal care treatment such as facials, and barbershops.
   PERSONAL SERVICE SHOP: A facility for the sale of personal services, but specifically excluding "personal grooming services" as defined herein. Typical personal service shop uses include shoe repair, tailor, a photography studio, a laundry or cleaning pick up and receiving station, a custom printing or duplicating shop, and exercise and weight loss facilities.
   POSTAL, MAILING AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: A business establishment whose principal business includes the provision of overnight or express delivery of letters and packages, as well as photocopying, binding, shredding, and printing services not utilizing on site commercial printing presses.
   PROFESSIONAL USE: The rendering of service of a professional nature by:
   A.   Architects, engineers and surveyors who are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
   B.   Doctors, osteopaths and dentists who are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
   C.   Lawyers who are admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Illinois.
   D.   Certified public accountants who are licensed by the State of Illinois.
   E.   Consultants and practitioners who are engaged in recognized professional work, or who are recognized by appropriate licensed professions.
   RETAIL STORE, DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT (DBD): A building or structure not greater than thirty thousand (30,000) square feet gross floor area primarily engaged in the retail sales of merchandise not specifically listed under another use classification, excluding package liquor stores and tobacco stores. This classification includes department, clothing, furniture, and appliance stores, and businesses retailing goods such as the following: toys, hobby materials, handcrafted items, jewelry, cameras, electronic equipment, audio and video sales and rentals, sporting goods, kitchen utensils, hardware, antiques, art supplies and services, paint and wallpaper, bookstore not otherwise regulated under adult use restrictions, grocery, delicatessen, office supplies, and bicycles.
   ROOMING HOUSE: A building where lodging is provided by prearrangement for definite periods for three (3) or more persons and not open to transient guests.
   SANATORIUM: A private hospital, whether or not such facility is operated for profit.
   SECONDHAND STORE: Any premises used for the sale or handling of used goods. Secondhand store includes establishments for the sale or trade of used clothing, furniture and appliances. Secondhand store does not include establishments selling used jewelry, collectibles, old coins, stamps, or antiques.
   SHARED OFFICE SPACE: A coworking office space for use by persons who are self-employed or working for different employers. Use of shared office space can be by a service provided through drop in/occasional use or membership.
   STORY: That portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it or, if there be no floor above it, then the space between such floor and the ceiling next above it, provided that a story shall not be counted if fifty percent (50%) or more of such story is to be occupied for parking of automobiles.
   STORY, HALF: Space within or under a sloping roof, the floor area of which does not exceed two-thirds (2/3) of the floor area of the story immediately below it and which does not contain an independent apartment.
   STREET: A public thoroughfare thirty three feet (33') or more in width between property lines, which affords principal means of vehicular access to abutting property.
   STRUCTURAL ALTERATION: Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as bearing walls or partitions, columns, beams or girders or any substantial change in the exterior walls or the roof, excepting such alteration as may be required for the safety of the building.
   STRUCTURE: Anything created or constructed, the use of which requires permanent location on the ground or attached to something having a permanent location on the ground, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, advertising signs, billboards, poster panels and supports and frames thereof.
   TOURIST HOME: A dwelling in which overnight accommodations for not more than ten (10) transient guests is offered for compensation.
   TUTORIAL CENTERS: A business owned and operated privately for profit that employs individuals to provide supplemental traditional academic educational services for clients in the kindergarten through high school grade levels.
   USED CAR LOT: A zoning lot on which used cars or trucks are displayed for sale or trade.
   VISION CLEARANCE ON CORNER LOTS: A triangular space at the street corner of a corner lot, free from any kind of obstruction to vision between the height of two and one-half feet (21/2') and ten feet (10') above established grade, determined by a diagonal line connecting two (2) points measured equidistant from the corner along each property line.
   WINE BAR: A liquor licensee business establishment authorized with a class A1 license classification as described in section 3-3-5 of this code that serves only wine by the glass, with or without food service.
   WINE MERCHANT: A liquor licensee business establishment authorized with a Class B2 license classification as described in subsection 3-3-5J of this Code.
   YARD: An open space on the same lot with a building, unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of a structure from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided herein. In measuring a yard for the purpose of determining the width of a side yard, the depth of a front yard, or the depth of a rear yard, the mean horizontal distance between the lot line and the main building shall be used.
   YARD, FRONT: A yard extending across the full width of a lot, and being the minimum horizontal distance between the street line and the main building or any projection thereof other than the projection of the usual steps or open, unroofed terraces.
   YARD, REAR: A yard extending across the full width of a lot, and being the minimum horizontal distance between the rear lot line and the rear of the main building or any projection other than steps or open, unroofed terraces. On corner lots, the rear yard shall be considered as parallel to the street upon which the lot has its least dimension. On both corner lots and interior lots the rear yard shall in all cases, be at the opposite end of the lot from the front yard.
   YARD, SIDE: A yard between the main building and the side line of the lot, extending from the required front yard (or from the front lot line, if there is no required front yard) to the required rear yard.
   ZONE: See definition of district.
   ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: The official appointed and/or designated by the Village Council as Hearing Officer pursuant to section 11-13-14.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, for the purpose of conducting public hearings and making recommendations to the Village Council with respect to certain applications for a change to a nonconforming building or use and/or variations as identified in the zoning ordinance of the Village of Forest Park. The Director of Public Health and Safety shall be the Zoning Administrator. (April 1969; amd. Ord. O-16-63, 10-14-1963; Ord. O-6-66, 3-28-1966; Ord. O-44-02, 8-12-2002; 2004 Code; Ord. O-24-05, 6-13-2005; Ord. O-68-05, 12-19-2005; Ord. O-23-06, 4-10-2006; Ord. O-50-06, 9-11-2006; Ord. O-02-07, 1-8-2007; Ord. O-09-08, 3-24-2008; Ord. O-17-09, 3-9-2009; Ord. O-71-09, 12-14-2009; Ord. O-29-11, 9-26-2011; Ord. O-18-12, 5-14-2012; Ord. O-25-12, 7-23-2012; Ord. O-22-14, 9-8-2014; Ord. O-24-14, 9-8-2014; Ord. O-04-15, 1-26-2015; Ord. O-06-17, 2-27-2017; Ord. O-12-19, 4-8-2019)