§ 155-8.30  PUBLIC AND CIVIC USE CATEGORY.
   The public and civic use category includes uses that provide public or quasi-public services. The public and civic use category includes the following use subcategories:
   (A)   Airport-related facilities.  Any of the following:
      (1)   Air terminals;
      (2)   Airport administration buildings, including airline offices, and related uses;
      (3)   Ancillary retail sales and commercial services uses;
      (4)   Fixed base operators;
      (5)   Air hangars;
      (6)   General aviation operations;
      (7)   Airport maintenance, rescue and firefighting buildings, public safety uses including security and immigration processing;
      (8)   Airport operational facilities including but not limited to air traffic control towers, communication facilities, weather service offices and equipment and instrument landing systems and other related navigational equipment;
      (9)   Air cargo and related ground transportation facilities;
      (10)   Flight schools, flying clubs and other schools or training facilities relating to aviation or air-related transportation;
      (11)   Fuel and fuel waste containment storage systems and pumps;
      (12)   Aircraft related sales, manufacturing, assembly testing, and repair of aircraft, aircraft parts, avionics, instruments, or other aircraft equipment;
      (13)   Runways;
      (14)   Taxiways;
      (15)   Emergency (outpatient) medical facilities;
      (16)   Ground transportation facilities commonly associated with airports, such as rail, car rental facilities, taxi cabs, buses and limousines, including associated maintenance, fueling, storage and administration; and
      (17)   Other uses determined to be airport-related by the Zoning Administrator.
   (B)   College/university.  Colleges and other institutions of higher learning that offer courses of general or specialized study leading to a degree. They are certified by the state or by a recognized accrediting agency. Colleges tend to be in campus-like settings or on multiple blocks. Examples include universities, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, nursing and medical schools not accessory to a hospital, conservatories and seminaries. Business and trade schools are classified in "Business Support Services Subcategory."
   (C)   Day care.  Uses providing care, protection and supervision for children or adults on a regular basis away from their primary residence for fewer than 24 hours per day.
   (D)   Detention and correctional facilities.  Facilities for the judicially required detention or incarceration of people.  Inmates and detainees are under 24-hour supervision by peace officers, except when on an approved leave.  Examples include prisons, jails, probation centers and juvenile detention homes.
   (E)   Fraternal, labor, membership organization.  The use of a building or parcel by a fraternal, labor or membership-based, not-for-profit organization that restricts access to its facility to bona fide, annual dues-paying members and their occasional guests.
   (F)   Hospital.  Uses providing medical or surgical care to patients and offering inpatient (overnight) care and that may include helipads as an accessory use.
   (G)   Library/cultural exhibit.  Museum-like preservation and exhibition of objects in one or more of the arts and sciences, gallery exhibition of works of art, or library collection of books, manuscripts, etc., for study and reading.
   (H)   Park/recreation/open space.  Recreational, social, or multi-purpose uses associated with public parks, public open spaces, public community centers, public play fields, public or private golf courses, or other public recreation areas or buildings.  Cemeteries, memorial parks and similar uses are included in the park/recreation/open space subcategory.
   (I)   Religious assembly.  Religious services involving public assembly such as customarily occur in synagogues, temples, mosques and churches.
   (J)   Safety services.  Public safety services that provide fire, police or life protection, together with the incidental storage and maintenance of necessary vehicles.  Typical uses include fire stations, police stations and ambulance services.
   (K)   School.  Public and private schools at the primary, elementary, junior high, or high school level that provide state-mandated basic education.
   (L)   Utilities and services.
      (1)   Minor, basic.
         (a)   Utilities and infrastructure services that need to be located in or close to the area where the service is provided. Minor utilities and services generally do not have regular employees at the site and typically have few if any impacts on surrounding areas. Above-ground structures, when present, are small.  Typical uses include water and sewer pump stations; underground electric distribution substations, electric transformers; water conveyance systems; stormwater facilities and conveyance systems; cable television equipment, telephone switching equipment and emergency communication broadcast facilities.
         (b)   The production, collection or distribution of renewable energy, water, organic waste, or other similar resources at a neighborhood or campus scale are expressly classified as minor, basic utilities and services.  This includes renewable, distributed energy facilities; neighborhood composting areas and neighborhood stormwater facilities.
         (c)   Neighborhood or campus-scale systems that produce or distribute energy from the biological breakdown of organic matter produced within that neighborhood or campus are considered minor, basic utilities and services.
         (d)   Energy production systems that generate energy from the byproducts of the principal use are considered accessory uses, including net metered installations and installations that generate power to sell at wholesale to the power grid.
      (2)   Major.  Infrastructure, utility and public service uses that typically have substantial land-use or operational impacts on surrounding areas. Typical uses include wholesale power generators, utility-scale power generation facilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, public works and utility storage yards and garages, high-voltage electric substations, water treatment plants and major water storage facilities, such as water towers and reservoirs.
         (a)   Wholesale power generator.  Any electricity generating operation, other than a solar farm, that is operated or owned by any organization, other than the owner an maintainer of a majority of electricity transmission facilities within the planning jurisdiction, that serves uses, structures, or sites outside the site on which the operation is located. This definition does not include any facility designated by the State of Illinois as exempt from such regulation.
         (b)   Solar farm.  A solar energy power generation facility, solar collection system or area of land comprised of a solar energy system, array of systems, or structural design features, principally used to provide for the generation of energy distributed into the electrical grid and not intended to primarily reduce on-site consumption of utility power,
   (M)   Wireless telecommunication facility.  That part of the signal distribution system used or operated by a telecommunications carrier or AM broadcast station under a license from the Federal Communications Commission consisting of a combination of improvements and equipment including (I) one or more antennas, (ii) a supporting structure and the hardware by which antennas are attached; (iii) equipment housing; and (iv) ancillary equipment such as signal transmission cables and miscellaneous hardware.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)