The industrial use category includes uses that produce goods from extracted materials or from recyclable or previously prepared materials, including the design, storage and handling of these products and the materials from which they are produced. It also includes uses that store or distribute materials or goods in large quantities. The industrial use category includes the following use subcategories:
   (A)   Auto salvage. An area where inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts are stored, disassembled or handled and where salvageable parts may or may not be sold.
   (B)   Manufacturing and industrial services, artisan. On-site production of goods by hand manufacturing, involving the use of hand tools and small-scale, light mechanical equipment in a completely enclosed building with no outdoor operations or storage, and occupying no more than 3,500 square feet of gross floor area. Typical uses include woodworking and cabinet shops, ceramic studios, jewelry manufacturing and similar types of arts and crafts or very small-scale manufacturing uses that have no negative external impacts on surrounding properties.
   (C)   Manufacturing and industrial services, limited. Manufacturing or refurbishing of finished parts or products, primarily from previously prepared materials. Typical uses include: catering establishments, craft brewing and distilling (as defined and regulated by ILCS Ch. 235), wineries, printing and related support activities; machinery manufacturing; food processing and manufacturing; computer and electronic product manufacturing/assembly; electrical equipment, appliance, component manufacturing/ assembly; furniture and related product manufacturing/assembly; and other manufacturing and production establishments that typically have very few, if any, negative external impacts on surrounding properties. Also includes "artisan manufacturing/ production" type uses that do not comply with the enclosed building, floor area and/or outside operations/storage criteria that apply to artisan manufacturing/production uses.
   (D)   Manufacturing and industrial services, general.
      (1)   Manufacturing of finished or unfinished products, primarily from extracted or raw materials, or recycled or secondary materials, or bulk storage and handling of such products and materials. Typical uses include: preparation, grinding, and mixing of animal feed; textile mills; textile product mills; apparel manufacturing; leather and allied product manufacturing; wood product manufacturing; paper manufacturing; chemical manufacturing; plastics and rubber products manufacturing; nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing; transportation equipment manufacturing; primary metal manufacturing; and fabricated metal product manufacturing. Also includes medical, scientific or technology-related research establishments that produce odors, dust, noise, vibration or other external impacts that are detectable beyond the property lines of the subject property.
      (2)   Industrial service firms engaged in the repair or servicing of industrial or commercial machinery, equipment, products or by-products. Typical uses include: welding shops; machine shops; industrial tool repair; fuel oil distributors; solid fuel yards; laundry, dry-cleaning and carpet cleaning plants; and photofinishing laboratories. Excludes uses classified as "repair or laundry services."
   (E)   Manufacturing and industrial services, intensive. Manufacturing of acetylene, acid, cement, cement blocks, lime, gypsum or Plaster-of-Paris, chlorine, corrosive acid or fertilizer, insecticides, disinfectants, poisons, explosives, paint, lacquer, varnish, petroleum products, coal products, plastic and synthetic resins and radioactive materials. Also includes smelting, stamping mills, drop forges, meat packing, rendering plants, incinerators, foundries, concrete and asphalt mixing, sawmills and oil refining.
   (F)   Mining/quarrying. The extraction of mineral or aggregate resources from the ground for off-site use. Examples include quarrying or dredging for sand, gravel or other aggregate materials; mining; oil and gas drilling and topsoil removal.
   (G)   Recycling facilities. An establishment that collects, stores, or processes recyclable material for the purpose of marketing or reusing the material in the manufacturing of new, reused or reconstituted products.
      (1)   Concrete and asphalt recycling. Sites that accept concrete or asphalt for separation or processing for the purposes of returning the material to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials within four years of the date that the material is accepted for processing.
      (2)   General construction or demolition debris recycling facilities. Establishments that receive and process general construction or demolition debris for recycling.
      (3)   Recyclable material drop-off facilities. An establishment that accepts consumer recyclable commodities directly from the consuming party and accumulates or stores them for not more than 30 days. Establishments that process recyclable material are classified as "recyclable material processing facilities." (Note: small consumer-oriented donation and (recycling) collection drop boxes for items such as clothes, books, newspapers, cans and glass items may be considered an accessory use, subject to the regulations of § 155-10.10(L)) Donation and (recycling) collection drop boxes that do not comply with the regulations of § 155-10.10(L) are classified as "recyclable material drop-off facilities" and are subject to the regulations that apply to recyclable material drop-off facilities.
      (4)   Recyclable material processing facilities. Establishments that receive and process consumer recyclable commodities for subsequent use in the secondary market.
      (5)   Soil storage, recycling and reuse. A site that accepts soil, stores it for period of time, and then markets the soil for reuse at another property.
   (H)   Self-service storage facilities. Storage or warehousing for individuals to store personal effects and for businesses to store materials for operation of an industrial or commercial enterprise elsewhere. Incidental uses may include the repair and maintenance of stored materials by the tenant; but in no case may storage space function as an independent retail, wholesale, business, or service use. Spaces may not be used for workshops, hobby shops, manufacturing, or similar uses.
   (I)   Warehousing, wholesaling and freight movement. Temporary storage, wholesale sales or distribution of materials and equipment. Typical uses include intermodal terminals, grain storage facilities, storage warehouses, moving companies, cargo container storage and maintenance facilities, truck or bus terminals, trucking or cartage operations, truck staging or storage areas, and wholesale sales of materials and equipment to entities other than the general public.
      (1)   Cargo container storage and maintenance facilities. The principal use of a site, outside of an intermodal terminal, for the movement, temporary storage, staging, redistribution or maintenance of cargo containers either on or off of a chassis, but not including railroad operations that are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation Surface Transportation Board. All establishments engaged in the maintenance and repair of cargo containers, outside of intermodal terminals, are also classified as cargo container storage and maintenance facilities, including operations engaged in the conversion of cargo containers for secondary use or sale.
      (2)   Truck or bus terminal. A facility principally used for the parking, storage, dispatching, and maintenance or repair of trucks, truck-tractors, semitrailers or buses.
      (3)   Intermodal terminal. A facility at which containerized freight arrives on trains or trucks for sorting and transfer to other trains or trucks for transport to their final destination.
   (J)   Waste-related use. Waste-related uses are characterized by the receiving of solid or liquid wastes from other users and sites for transfer to another location; by the collection of sanitary wastes or other approved waste materials for on-site disposal; or by the manufacture or production of goods or energy from the composting of organic material. Typical uses include pollution control facilities, sanitary landfills, solid waste separation facilities, solid waste transfer stations, clean construction or demolition fill operations, uncontaminated soil fill operations and anaerobic digestion facilities. Biomass energy systems that produce energy from the biological breakdown of organic matter produced on the site of a landfill or other waste-related use are considered accessory to the principal waste-related use of the site, except that small, neighborhood or campus-scale waste-to-energy systems are considered "minor, basic utilities and services."
      (1)   Clean construction or demolition debris (CCDD) fill operations. Fill operations that receive and process general construction or demolition debris for disposal.
      (2)   Landscape waste processing/transfer facility. A site where grass, shrubbery cuttings, leaves, and other materials generated by gardening, yard or landscaping activities are brought to be processed, composted or transferred to another facility or end-use market. Typical uses include landscape waste transfer facilities and landscape waste material processing facilities.
      (3)   Uncontaminated soil fill operations. A current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation where uncontaminated soil is used as fill material, but does not include a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 16-227, passed 12-15-2016; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)