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A. Interpretation: In the interpretation of this title, the rules and definitions contained in this section shall be observed and applied, except when the context clearly indicates otherwise.
B. Rules Of Word Construction: The language set forth in the text of this title shall be interpreted in accordance with the following rules of construction:
1. The present tense shall include the future, and words used in the singular number shall include the plural number and the plural the singular.
2. The word “shall” is mandatory.
3. The word “may” is permissive.
4. The word “lot” shall include the words “plot,” “tract” and “parcel.”
5. The phrase “used for” shall include the phrases “arranged for,” “designed for,” “intended for,” “maintained for” and “occupied for.”
A public right-of-way which provides a secondary means of access to abutting property.
A tract of land bounded by streets, or by a combination of streets and public parks, cemeteries, railroad rights of way, bulkhead lines or shorelines of waterways or corporate boundary lines of the village.
Examination and analysis of the subsoil conditions of a specific parcel of land by drilling.
Any structure with walls and roof affixed to the land and entirely separated on all sides from any other structure by space or by walls in which there are no communicating doors, windows or openings; and which is designed or intended for shelter, enclosure or protection of persons, animals or chattels.
A permit issued by the Village of Hawthorn Woods for the construction, erection or alteration of a structure or building.
BUILDING SETBACK LINE:
A line parallel to the street line at a distance from it, regulated by the front yard and/or side yard requirements of the Hawthorn Woods Zoning Ordinance1.
Official Comprehensive Plan of the Village of Hawthorn Woods or any segment thereof, in the form of plans, maps, charts, text of reports, implementing ordinances and the Official Map.
Examination and analysis of the completed surface and/or subsurface of a finished pavement by removing a core by drilling.
A channel of water often tributary to a river and/or body of water. A watercourse that is a naturally occurring swale or depression or engineered channel or enclosed farm drainage system that conveys stormwater runoff either seasonally or year round. A creek must include all of the following features: 1) hydrologic connectivity, 2) presence of channel form including a bed, bank and features that indicate actual or potential sediment movement, and 3) topographic position. A creek begins at the first point at which these features are met.
A public right-of-way located across a block to provide pedestrian access to adjacent streets or alleys.
A minor street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicular turnaround.
The permanent edge of a paved surface designed to separate the vehicular travelway from the landscaped parkway.
A reference point from which elevations are measured. The datum plane is the North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD 88).
A man-made structure for the temporary storage of stormwater runoff with controlled release during or immediately following a storm.
Any man-made change to improved or unimproved property.
A geometric depression of shallow depth with various cross sections to carry surface water.
A grant by a property owner for the use of a strip of land by the general public, a corporation, or a certain person for a specific purpose or purposes.
The vertical distance measured from a point on the ground to the datum plane.
Any act by which organic matter, earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is cut into, dug, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, relocated or bulldozed, and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
The vertical location of the existing ground surface prior to excavation or filling.
Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other material is deposited, placed, replaced, pushed, dumped, pulled, transported or moved by man to a new location and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
The slope of the land, road, street, swale, ditch, pipe or other public way expressed in percentage (feet per one hundred (100) feet).
Excavation or fill or any combination thereof and shall include the conditions resulting from any excavation or fill.
GROSS LAND AREA:
The entire area of a development including lots, streets and alleys, measured to the center line of any bounding streets.
A parcel of land legally described as a distinct portion or piece of land of record.
A lot having frontage on two (2) parallel or approximately parallel streets, and which is not a corner lot. On a through lot, both street lines shall be deemed front lines.
The map showing the streets, highways and parks theretofore laid out, adopted and established by law and any amendments or additions thereto resulting from the Board of Trustees or the approval of subdivision plats.
All contiguous land in one ownership.
The area between the lot line and the edge of the pavement.
A right-of-way, or easement however designed, across or within a block for use by pedestrian traffic; and shall include but not be limited to sidewalks and crosswalks.
Any person, firm or corporation, public or private, the State of Illinois and its agencies or political subdivisions, and the United States of America, its agencies and instrumentalities, and any agent, servant, officer or employee of any of the foregoing.
The Plan Commission of the Village of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 1 .
A general map or drawing on which the subdivider's design for the subdivision of land is presented for discussion purposes prior to the preparation of the preliminary plat.
A parcel or tract of land, initially under single ownership or united control, which contains two (2) or more principal buildings or uses, planned and constructed as a unified development where specific regulations of a given zoning district are modified through the issuance of a special use permit.
A map or chart of a subdivision of land.
A plat which is in conformance with the Plat Act, Illinois Compiled Statutes, chapter 765 and this Title.
The chairman of the Plan Commission.
The drawings and documents presented for tentative approval as described in this Title.
That portion of a planned development not platted as residential lots or designed for dedication as streets or alleys.
The subdivision of previously subdivided property in accordance with the Plat Act, Illinois Compiled Statutes, chapter 765 and this Title.
A facility designed to completely retain a specified amount of stormwater runoff without release except by means of evaporation, infiltration or pumping.
A strip of land occupied or intended to be occupied by a road, sidewalk, railroad, electric transmission line, oil and gas pipeline, water main, sanitary or storm sewer or for other special uses.
The paved area within a street right-of-way intended for vehicular traffic.
A lot or parcel of land, or a contiguous combination thereof, where grading work is performed as a single unified operation.
Altering terrain and/or vegetation and constructing streets, driveways and utilities.
Determination and analysis of the subsoil conditions of a specific land area by use of soil borings.
Any streets, whether public or private, meeting standards and specifications of the Village of Hawthorn Woods.
A street of less than the total required width along one or more property lines of a subdivision.
STREET, MARGINAL ACCESS:
A minor street which is parallel and adjacent to highways and major streets and which provides access to abutting properties and protection to local traffic from fast, through moving traffic on the highways and major streets.
A street of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic artery connecting various sections of Hawthorn Woods.
A street primarily as access to abutting properties.
Any major or secondary street or minor street which is shown on the subdivision plat and is or is to be dedicated for public use.
STREET, SECONDARY or COLLECTOR:
A street which carries traffic from minor streets to the major street system, including the principal entrance streets of residential development and streets for circulation within such development.
The distance between lot lines measured perpendicular to the center line of that street.
Any person who shall seek to subdivide a parcel or tract of land or seek approval of a planned development.
The partitioning of a parcel or tract of land by the subdivider thereof or by his heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors or assigns, where the act of division creates a subdivision not exempt under the provisions of chapter 765, Illinois Compiled Statutes, except that the exemption provided by chapter 765, section 205/1(b)9 shall not be applicable with respect to property subject to the jurisdiction of the Village. In addition, as used herein, a subdivision shall be deemed to include a planned unit development to the extent provided in Section 10-1-2 hereof, or who shall seek to construct a heretofore approved planned unit development.
A street with a considerable degree of continuity and serving as a traffic artery for intercommunication between areas of concentrated use, including but not limited to Federal, State, County and major township highways.
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hawthorn Woods.
The person or persons assigned within a firm duly registered by the State of Illinois charged by the Village with the responsibility for engineering, planning and related matters.
A wetland is a specific type of natural or man-made drainageway as follows: Wetland are land that is inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, under normal conditions, a prevalence of vegetation adapted for life in saturated soil conditions (known as hydropathic vegetation). A wetland is identified based upon the three attributes: 1) hydrology, 2) soils, and 3) vegetation as mandated by the current Federal wetland determination methodology. (Ord. 439-89, 12-11-1989; amd. Ord. 1323-10, 6-21-2010; Ord. 1972-19, 9-23-2019)
1. See title 2, chapter 2 of this code.