§ II-6.003  PF - PARK FOREST DISTRICT.
   (A)   General. The intent of the PF - Park Forest District is to provide a district with an area to be preserved for its natural beauty, resources, and open character.
   (B)   Allowed uses. In PF - Park Forest District, the following uses are allowed:
      (1)   Single-family dwellings including, but not limited to, modular homes, manufactured homes, mobile homes, and stick-built homes;
      (2)   Transportation and utility easements and rights-of-way;
      (3)   On-premises signs, complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (4)   Historical monuments and structures;
      (5)   (Reserved);
      (6)   Accessory uses and structures;
      (7)   Home occupations;
      (8)   Home daycare;
      (9)   Public parks and playgrounds;
      (10)   General ranching and farming;
      (11)   Harvesting;
      (12)   Forestry;
      (13)   Forest preserves;
      (14)   Personal use plant nurseries and greenhouses;
      (15)   Personal use airstrip/heliport;
      (16)   Family cemetery/pet cemetery;
      (17)   Sod and tree farming;
      (18)   Grazing;
      (19)   Horticulture, apiculture, floriculture, and viticulture;
      (20)   Truck gardening;
      (21)   Noncommercial riding stables;
      (22)   Noncommercial indoor/outdoor arenas;
      (23)   Roadside stands exclusive for sale of products raised on the premises;
      (24)   Personal use mineral and sand, gravel, or rock extractive industry;
      (25)   Wild crop harvesting;
      (26)   Signs of a noncommercial nature and in the public interest, erected, and maintained by a municipality or township in compliance with all other state and local laws;
      (27)   Temporary buildings and mobile homes for uses incidental, and adjacent to, construction work should be removed within six months of completion or abandonment of the construction work, but in no case more than 12 total months; and
      (28)   Typical farm/ranch operation.
   (C)   Allowed special uses. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes in the PF - Park Forest District in conformance with the requirements prescribed herein. A building or premises intended to be used for the following purposes, where the prescribed requirements will not be met, shall obtain a conditional use in conformance with the requirements set out in Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Temporary uses in conjunction with § II-10.007;
      (2)   Personal use airstrip/heliport is allowed if sited on at least 160 acres and the location of airstrip/heliport is at least 500 feet from the outer perimeter of the 160-acre parcel; and
      (3)   Guest houses in conjunction with § II-10.012.
   (D)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be allowed in the PF - Park Forest District, under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Utility substations;
      (2)   Kennels, grooming, boarding, vet clinics, and animal shelters;
      (3)   Home occupations that may constitute a public nuisance;
      (4)   Churches, religious structures;
      (5)   Schools;
      (6)   Playgrounds and parks;
      (7)   Fairgrounds and community centers;
      (8)   Fire stations;
      (9)   Golf courses;
      (10)   Antennas, microwave and communication towers;
      (11)   Rental storage units, garages, buildings;
      (12)   Bed and breakfast;
      (13)   Specialty resort;
      (14)   Lodge, hall, meeting place;
      (15)   Organized group camps;
      (16)   Gun and archery ranges;
      (17)   Water treatment, purification, storage, pumping, solid waste disposal sites;
      (18)   Assisted living, elderly care;
      (19)   Childcare center;
      (20)   Mineral exploration;
      (21)   Mineral extraction;
      (22)   Light manufacturing when contained entirely in a building size constraint;
      (23)   Commercial riding stables and academies;
      (24)   Commercial indoor/outdoor arenas;
      (25)   Commercial outdoor recreation, paintball, dude ranch, BMX track;
      (26)   Sawmill/molding mill;
      (27)   Campground;
      (28)   Airports with FAA regulations;
      (29)   Temporary second residence § II-10.010;
      (30)   Small and large wind energy systems per § II-10.001;
      (31)   Personal use airstrip/heliport if the location of airstrip/heliport is at least 500 feet from the outer perimeter of the parcel(s);
      (32)   Licensed professional offices (e.g., accountant, appraiser, architect, lawyer, real estate professionals, day spa) if located within the growth areas as defined by the Comprehensive Plan;
      (33)   Retail space under 1,000 square feet per vendor (e.g., diner, coffee shop, lunch counter, boutique space) if located within the growth areas as defined by the Comprehensive Plan;
      (34)   Small and large scale sand, gravel, or rock extraction;
      (35)   Commercial recreation facility;
      (36)   Restricted use solid waste disposal facility; and
      (37)   Liquid and bulk propane storage yard.
   (E)   Density, setback(s), and lot requirements.
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
5-acre average and 2-acre minimum*
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
5-acre average and 2-acre minimum*
Front, side, and rear yard(s) on lots over 2 acres
25’**
Front on existing lots under 2 acres
25'**
Side and rear yard(s) on existing lots under 2 acres
10'
Lot width
None
Maximum height
35’***
Table notes:
*: The maximum average density shall be 8 single-family dwellings per 40 acres, which is an average lot size of 5 acres. Therefore, in order to have 2 lots you would need to have at least 10 acres of land in order to subdivide. Minimum lots size is 2 acres, which is allowed by clustering your total overall density in 1 area and leaving the rest as open space.
**: From all lot lines and any road right-of-way, except as approved pursuant to a variance. All section lines shall be required to have a 25 foot setback from the edge of the section line right-of- way.
***: Shall not exceed 3 stories, except as approved pursuant to a variance or otherwise specifically exempted from this limitation (e.g., telecommunication towers, wind energy systems, water towers).
 
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 6, Art. 3; Ord. 16-01, passed 6-3-2016; Ord. 16-03, passed 7-21-2017; Ord. 17-01, passed 5-1-2017; Ord. 17-02, passed 9-29-2017; Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-2019; Ord. 20-02, passed 2-9-2021)