§ 155-3.10  GENERAL.
   (A)   The districts.  The county's residential zoning districts are listed below.  When this zoning ordinance refers to "residential" zoning districts, it is referring to these districts.
 
Zoning District
Map Symbol
Residential Rural Estate
E-1
Residential Estate
E-2
Residential-Single-family
R-1
Residential-Single-family
R-2
Residential-Single-family
R-2A
Residential-Single-family
R-3
Residential-Single-family
R-4
Residential-Single-family
R-5
Residential-Multi-family
R-6
 
   (B)   Purposes.  Will County's residential zoning districts are primarily intended to create, maintain and promote a variety of housing and lifestyle opportunities for individual households and to maintain and promote desired form and use concepts designated in the county's Land Resource Management Plan.  While the districts primarily accommodate residential use types, some nonresidential uses are also allowed.
      (1)   E-1 and E-2 districts.
         (a)   E-1 and E-2 districts are primarily intended to:
            1.   Help preserve the rural and open space character of areas that are not prime agricultural lands and not suitable for urban or suburban development because of location, topography, soil characteristics, the lack of urban services or other natural or man-made factors;
            2.   Accommodate very large-lot, rural and estate-type residential use;
            3.   Help conserve sensitive natural resources; and
            4.   Allow farming and the keeping of horses and domestic farm animals as an accessory use to the primary residential use of the property.
         (b)   Conservation design subdivisions are allowed and encouraged for new residential developments in E-1 and E-2 districts.
      (2)   R-1, R-2 and R-2A districts.
         (a)   R-1, R-2 and R-2A districts are primarily intended to accommodate detached houses on large lots in areas served by paved roads and where police, fire and emergency medical services are readily available.  As with all residential districts, R-1, R-2 and R-2A districts also allow some other uses typically found within residential areas in Will County.
         (b)   Conservation design subdivisions are allowed and encouraged for new residential developments in R-1, R-2 and R-2A districts.
      (3)   R-3 district.
         (a)   The R-3 district is primarily intended to accommodate detached houses in areas served by central water service and paved roads and where police, fire and emergency medical services are readily available. As with all residential districts, the R-3 district also allows some other uses typically found within residential areas in Will County.
         (b)   Conservation design subdivisions are allowed and encouraged for new residential developments in the R-3 district.
      (4)   R-4 and R-5 districts.
         (a)   R-4 and R-5 districts are primarily intended to accommodate detached houses in areas served by central water and sewer and a full range of urban facilities and services, including public transportation.  As with all residential districts, R-4 and R-5 districts also allows some other uses typically found within residential areas in Will County.
         (b)   Conservation design subdivisions are allowed and encouraged for new residential developments in the R-4 district.
      (5)   R-6 district.  The R-6 district is primarily intended to accommodate a mix of housing types, including townhouses, multi-unit buildings and detached houses. Like the R-4 and R-5 districts, the R-6 district is appropriate for application only in areas served by central water and sewer and a full range of urban services, including public transportation.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)