•  Section 4A.04  South Michigan Avenue District.
   (a)   Intent.  The South Michigan Avenue District is intended to implement the vision established by the City's Master Plan and the South Michigan Avenue Corridor Plan.  The South Michigan Avenue Area Form Based District allows for the consolidation and creative redevelopment of parcels to develop a building pattern set close to the street along South Michigan Avenue.  Though the existing built-out pattern is established with buildings set back from the street, redevelopment within the South Michigan Avenue Form Based District shall coordinate site design with adjoining sites to take advantage of buildings placed at the street, shared access and parking, similar perimeter landscape themes, or similar features.
      Development of buildings and sites, including retrofitting and redevelopment of existing sites and buildings, can include residential, retail, office, service, and light industrial uses.  Uses designed to support the residents and local workers are also encouraged, such as mixed-use developments with small scale retail or restaurant uses incorporated with housing units.  The redeveloped Corridor will help diversify the City's housing and commercial stock, and incorporate architecturally interesting buildings.
      Consolidation of parcels in the District is encouraged in order to provide for a quality and consistent development patterns.  Incentives include additional building forms and more permitted uses.
   (b)   Regulating Plan.
      1.   The Regulating Plan, as set forth in Map 4A-1, identifies allowable uses and permissible development within the District based on location.
      2.   Site Types.  The South Michigan Avenue District Regulating Plan includes four (4) different Site Types, described as follows:
         A.   Site Type A (small residential or mixed use) - Site Type A, as described in Section 4A.03(b).
         B.   Site Type B (small commercial/office or mixed use sites) - Site Type B, as described in Section 4A.03(b).
         C.   Site Type C (medium commercial/office or mixed use site) - Site Type C, as described in Section 4A.03(b).
         D.   Site Type D (large scale regional sites) - Site Type D, as described in Section 4A.03(b).
   (c)   Authorized Building Forms.  Authorized building form regulations, as set forth in Section 4A.03(c) and Tables 4A-1 through 4A-6, are applied to the site types in the South Michigan Avenue District.
   (d)   Authorized Use Groups.  Authorized use groups, as set forth in Section 4A.03(d) and Table 4A-7 are applied to the site types and street types in South Michigan Avenue District Regulating Plan.
   (e)   Design Standards.  In addition to standards set forth in this Ordinance, all proposed development shall comply with the standards set forth herein.
Map 4A-1
South Michigan Avenue Form Based District Reglating Plan
 
Table 4A-8
South Michigan Avenue Form Based Code District Regulating Plan Table
Site Type
Building Form
Use Group
Table 4A-8
South Michigan Avenue Form Based Code District Regulating Plan Table
Site Type
Building Form
Use Group
Site Type: A
Permitted Building Form
A1, A2
Permitted Use Group
1, 2, 3
Special Use Group
Site Type: B
Permitted Building Form
A1, A2, B
Permitted Use Group
1, 2, 3, 5
Special Use Group
4
Site Type: C
Permitted Building Form
B, C, D
Permitted Use Group
1, 2, 3, 5
Special Use Group
4, 6, 7
Site Type: D
Permitted Building Form
B, C, D, E
Permitted Use Group
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Special Use Group
7