4.0 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

 


 

ZONING ORDINANCE - 4.0 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

4.0 - PURPOSE

Residential district regulations are intended to govern the location, intensity and method of development for the residential areas of Gurnee. The residential districts provide for a variety of housing types and price ranges, while at the same time maintaining the character and integrity of homogeneous residential types and existing neighborhoods. The regulations of each district are designed to provide protection to existing developments, while allowing new growth in accord with specific development standards and objectives. Petitioners for residential zoning are encouraged to apply for such zoning only in areas designated for residential usage on the official "Interim Land Use Plan of Gurnee, Illinois." Residential uses are grouped into six (6) residential zoning classifications.

 

R-1 - Single-Family Residence District
R-2 - Single-Family Residence District
R-3 - Single-Family Residence District
R-4 - Two-Family Residence District
R-5 - Limited Multi-Family Residence District
R-6 - Multi-Family Residence District


For purposes of determining the restrictiveness of the six (6) residential zoning classifications, R-1 shall be considered the most restrictive (highest) residential district and R-6 shall be considered the least restrictive (lowest) residential district.

 

4.1 - R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.1.1 - DESCRIPTION

The R-1 Single-Family Residence District is established to provide for semi-rural environment of single-family homes on relatively large lots.  Standards of the district mandate a lot size large enough to accommodate individual wells and sewage disposal (septic) systems.  Normally, areas are classified R-1 when a) there is little likelihood that public water and sewer systems will be available to a site in the near future, b) areas have already developed to R-1 densities and it is beneficial to those areas, as well as the community, to maintain the existing character, or c) land is used for a purpose other than--but not compatible with--residential, and the likelihood exists that the use occupying said land will eventually lapse and the property will need to be put to other uses.  Compatible uses to the residential character of the district are allowed, such as schools, recreation and social facilities, religious and institutional uses, agricultural uses, and certain public facilities.  All commercial activities are prohibited except for selected recreation and institutional uses as designated hereinafter.

 

4.1.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-1 Single-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a) uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, or b) special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.1.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-1 zoning district.

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a. Family Community Residence in a Single-Family Detached Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.  (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
    b. Single-Family Detached Dwellings.
  2. AGRICULTURAL USES
    a. Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
    b. Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
    c. Farms.
  3. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Arboretums and Botanical Gardens.
    b. Athletic Fields; non-commercial.
    c. Country Clubs; including golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, similar recreation facilities and ancillary food service facilities.
    d. Golf Courses; non-illuminated including ancillary clubhouse facilities.
  4. *HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES
    a.   Home Day Care Center
    (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)
  5. RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
    a. Cemeteries.
    b. Chapels, Churches, and Similar Places of Worship.
    c. Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories and Seminaries.
  6. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
    b. Forest Preserves.
    c. High Schools; non-boarding.
    d. Libraries.
    e. Parks and Playgrounds.
    f. Private and Parochial Schools; non-boarding.



 

 

4.1.3 - SPECIAL USES

Special uses, as hereinafter listed, may be allowed subject to the issuance of special use permits in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only special uses in the R-1 zoning district.

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a. Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
    b. *Family Community Residence.  Family community residences that fail to meet all requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.
    c. *Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13
    (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
  2. AGRICULTURAL USES
    a. Apiaries.
    b. Greenhouses; no retail or wholesale sales.
    c. Nurseries; no retail or wholesale sales.
  3. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Camps; day or youth.
    b. Clubs; indoor or outdoor.
    c. Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs and Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs for Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit and owned by the residents or owners of a development.
    d. Fairgrounds and Exhibition Grounds.
    e. Golf Courses; illuminated.
    f. Gun Clubs.
    g. Lodges and Fraternal Organizations.
    h. Meeting Halls.
    i. Skeet and Trap Shooting.
    j. Stables; non-commercial.
    k. Stadia, Auditoriums and Arenas.
    l. Zoos.
  4. HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
    a. Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
    b. Hospitals and Sanitariums.
    c. Institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded, retarded, alcoholic, or drug addict patients.
    d. Mental Health Clinics.
    e. Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers
  5. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Airports and Heliports.
    b. Camps, Military.
    c. Colleges, Universities and Junior Colleges.
    d. Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
    e. Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations and Telephone Exchanges.
    f. Elementary Schools; boarding.
    g. Fire Stations.
    h. High Schools; boarding.
    i. Museums.
    j. Parochial Schools; boarding.
    k. Police Stations.Private Schools; boarding
    l. Pumping Stations, Water Towers, Water Works or Wells; public.
    m. Radar Installations and Towers.
    n. Telephone Transmission Equipment Buildings and Micro-Wave Relay Towers.
  6. LAND EXCAVATION AND FILLING USES
    a. Borrow Pits; for commercial purposes.
    b. Extraction of Earth Products; for commercial purposes.
    c. Sanitary Landfills.
    d. Top Soil Removal; for commercial purposes.
  7. MISCELLANEOUS USES
    Animal Shelters.
    Kennels.
    Pet Cemeteries.
    Planned Unit Developments, in accordance with Article 9.
    Radio and Television Stations and Towers.
    *Personal Wireless Service Facilities including an antenna or equivalent apparatus mounted on an existing building or structure as a special use subject to the provisions of Section 8.14 of the Ordinance.
    (*Amended November 6, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-142)
  8. SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USES to those allowed as “permitted uses” in this district.  Determination of “similar and compatible” shall be made in accordance with Article 13, Section 13.7.2.



 

4.1.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-1 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-1 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

 

4.1.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-1 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.1.5.1. less otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.1.2 and 4.1.3.

Special uses may be required to meet more restrictive site and structure provisions if the Plan Commission determines that such requirements are necessary to the public health, safety and general welfare.

Home Day Care Centers shall provide a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of outdoor play area for each child capable of being cared for.

 

4.1.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes.
a. Golf Course and Country Club Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings and Indoor Pools.
b. Mausoleums, Crematories and Columbariums.
c. Stadia, Auditoriums and Arenas.
d. Radar Installation and Towers, Telephone Transmission Equipment Buildings and Micro-Wave Relay Towers and Radio and Television Towers.
e. Animal Shelters and Kennels.

2. MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLING

Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of twelve hundred (1,200) square feet of livable floor area, exclusive of basement or garage space.

3. PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. SIGN REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. TENTS

Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used, or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.


7. SEWER AND WATER

All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.        This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010. 

4.2 - R-2 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.2.1 - DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT

The R-2 Single-Family Residence District serves as a transition zone between the semi-rural (R-1) residence zone and the more intensive and urban residential districts.  The character of the zone is semi-urban with community sewer and water required as a prerequisite to development.  An area developed to R-2 intensity should contain quality single-family residences on large but serviceable zoning lots.  Areas designated for residential use on the periphery of the Village and near the required urban services are good candidates for R-2 zoning.  Uses compatible to the residential character of the district are allowed as hereinafter designated.

 

4.2.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-2 Single-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a)  uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance; or b)  special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.2.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-2 zoning district:

 

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a. Family Community Residence in a Single-Family Detached Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.*
    (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
    b. Single-Family Detached Dwellings.
  2. AGRICULTURAL USES
    a. Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
    b. Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
    c. Farms.
  3. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Athletic Fields; non-commercial.
  4. HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
    a. Home Day Care Center
    (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)
  5. RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
    a. Cemeteries.
    b. Chapels, Churches, and Similar Places of Worship.
    c. Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories, and Seminaries.
  6. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
    b. Forest Preserves.
    c. High Schools; non-boarding.
    d. Libraries.
    e. Parks and Playgrounds.
    f. Private or Parochial Schools; non-boarding.

 

4.2.3 - SPECIAL USES

Special uses, as hereinafter listed, may be allowed subject to the issuance of special use permits in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only special uses in the R-2 zoning district:

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a. Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
    b. Family Community Residence.  Family community residences that fail to meet all requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.*
    c. Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.*
    (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
  2. AGRICULTURAL USES
    a. Greenhouses; no retail or wholesale sales.
    b. Nurseries; no retail or wholesale sales.
  3. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Camps; day or youth.
    b. Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs, Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs for Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit, and owned by the residents or owners of a development.
    c. Lodges and Fraternal Organizations.
    d. Meeting Halls.
  4. HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND CARE FACILITIES*
    a. Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
    b. Hospitals and Sanitariums; not including institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded. retarded, alcoholic, or drug addict patients.
    c. Mental Health Clinics.
    d. Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers.
    (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)
  5. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Colleges, Universities, and Junior Colleges.
    b. Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
    c. Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations, and Telephone Exchanges.
    d. Elementary Schools; boarding.
    e. Fire Stations.
    f. High Schools; boarding.
    g. Parochial Schools; boarding
    h. Police Stations.
    i. Private Schools; boarding.
    j. Pumping Stations, Water Towers, Water Works, or Wells; public.
  6. MISCELLANEOUS
    1. Pet Cemeteries.
    2. Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by Article 9.
4.2.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-2 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-2 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

 

4.2.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-2 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.2.5.1. otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.2.2 and 4.2.3.

Special uses may be required to meet more restrictive site and structure provisions if the Plan Commission determines that such requirements are necessary to the public health, safety, and general welfare.

Home Day Care Centers shall provide a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of outdoor play area for each child capable of being cared for.

 

4.2.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes:
a. Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings, and Indoor Pools.
b. Mausoleums, Crematories, and Columbariums.

2. MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLING

Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of twelve hundred (1,200) square feet of livable floor area, exclusive of basement or garage space.

3. PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. SIGN REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. TENTS

Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence, and shall not be erected, used, or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.


7. SEWER AND WATER

All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.         This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010.

 

4.3 - R-3 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.3.1 - DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT

It is intended that the R-3 zoning classification be used to create an urban environment of single-family homes served by public utility systems. Many of Gurnee's existing single-family residential areas are developed to, and zoned, R-3. Areas appropriate for new single-family development, with all adjunct utilities and services available, are likely to be placed in this District.

 

4.3.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-3 Single-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a) uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance; or b) special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.3.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-3 zoning district:

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
*a.          Family Community Residence in a Single-Family Detached Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
            (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
b.         Single-Family Detached Dwellings.

2.         AGRICULTURAL USES
a.         Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
b.         Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
c.         Farms.

3.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Athletic Fields; non-commercial.

4.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
            a.         Home Day Care Center
            (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

5.         RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
a.         Cemeteries.
b.         Chapels, Churches and Similar Places of Worship.
c.         Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories and Seminaries.

6.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITIES USES
a.         Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
b.         Forest Preserves.
c.         High Schools; non-boarding.
d.         Libraries.
e.         Parks and Playgrounds.
f.          Private or Parochial Schools; non-boarding.

4.3.3 - SPECIAL USES

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
a.         Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
*b.          Family Community Residence.  Family community residences that fail to meet all requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.
*c.          Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13
            (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)

2.         AGRICULTURAL USES
            a.         Greenhouses; no retail or wholesale sales.
            b.         Nurseries; no retail or wholesale sales.

3.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs, Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs for Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit, and owned by the residents or owners of a development.

4.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
a.         Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
b.         Hospitals and Sanitariums; not including institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded, retarded, alcoholic, or drug addict patients.
c.         Mental Health Clinics.
d.         Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers.
(*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

5.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
a.         Colleges, Universities and Junior Colleges.
b.         Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
c.         Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations, and Telephone Exchanges.
d.         Elementary Schools; boarding.
e.         Fire Stations.
f.          High Schools; boarding.
g.         Parochial Schools; boarding.
h.         Police Stations.
i.          Private Schools; boarding.
j.          Pumping Stations, Water Towers, Water Works, or Wells; public.

6.         MISCELLANEOUS
a.         Pet Cemeteries.
b.         Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by Article 9.

7.         SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USES to those allowed as “permitted uses” in this District.  Determination of “similar and compatible” shall be made in accordance with Article 13, Section 13.7.2.

 

4.3.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-3 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-3 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

 

4.3.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-3 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.3.5.1. Unless otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.3.2 and 4.3.3.

Special uses may be required to meet more restrictive site and structure provisions if the Plan Commission determines that such requirements are necessary to the public health, safety and general welfare.

Home Day Care Centers shall provide a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of outdoor play area for each child capable of being cared for.

 

4.3.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. - DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

- The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes:
a. - Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings, and Indoor Pools.
b. - Mausoleums, Crematories and Columbariums.

2. - MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLING

- Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet of livable floor area, exclusive of basement and garage space.

3. - PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

- All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. - SIGN REQUIREMENTS

- All uses shall conform to the applicable requirement for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. - TENTS

- Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence, and shall not be erected, used, or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.

7. - SEWER AND WATER

- All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. - EXTERIOR LIGHTING

- All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.         This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010.

 

4.4 - R-4 TWO-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.4.1 - DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT

The R-4 Two-Family Residence District provides for an urban environment of medium density residential development utilizing single-family detached and two-family dwelling units. It is intended that this district shall be so located as to, along with the R-5 Limited Multi-Family Residence District, provide a transitional zone between single-family and multi-family or even low intensity commercial or industrial developments. Public utilities are required to service residential developments in this district.

 

4.4.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-4 Single-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a) uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance; or b) special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.4.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-4 zoning district:

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
*a.          Family Community Residence in a Single-Family Detached Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
*b.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
(*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
c.         Single-Family Detached Dwellings.
d.         Two-Family Dwellings.

2.         AGRICULTURAL USES
a.         Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
b.         Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
c.         Farms.

3.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Athletic Fields; non-commercial.

4.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
            a.         Home Day Care Center
            (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. NO. 2010-37)

5.         RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
a.         Cemeteries.
b.         Chapels, Churches and Similar Places of Worship.
c.         Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories and Seminaries.

6.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
a.         Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
b.         Forest Preserves.
c.         High Schools; non-boarding.
d.         Libraries.
e.         Parks and Playgrounds.
f.          Private or Parochial Schools; non-boarding.
 

4.4.3 - SPECIAL USES

Special uses, as hereinafter listed, may be allowed subject to the issuance of special use permits in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only special uses in the R-4 zoning district:

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
a.         Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
*b.          Family Community Residence.  Family community residences that fail to meet all requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.
*c.          Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13
            (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)

2.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs and Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs and Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit, and owned by the residents or owners of a development.

3.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
a.         Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
b.         Hospitals and Sanitariums; not including institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded, retarded, alcoholic, or drug addict patients.
c.         Mental Health Clinics.
d.         Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers.
(*Amended April 19, 2010, 0rd. No. 2010-37)

4.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
a.         Colleges, Universities and Junior Colleges.
b.         Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
c.         Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations and Telephone Exchanges.
d.         Elementary Schools; boarding.
e.         Fire Stations.
f.          High Schools; boarding.
g.         Parochial Schools; boarding.
h.         Police Stations.
i.          Private Schools; boarding.
j.          Pumping Stations, Water Towers, Water Works, or Wells; public.

5.         MISCELLANEOUS
a.         Pet Cemeteries.
b.         Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by Article 9.

6.         SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USES to those allowed as “permitted uses” in this District.  Determination of “similar and compatible” shall be made in accordance with Article 13, Section 13.7.2.

4.4.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-4 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-4 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

 

4.4.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-4 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.4.5.1. Unless otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.4.2 and 4.4.3.

Special uses may be required to meet more restrictive site and structure provisions if the Plan Commission determines that such requirements are necessary to the public health, safety and general welfare.

Home Day Care Centers shall provide a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet of outdoor play area for each child capable of being cared for.

 

4.4.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes:
a. Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings, and Indoor Pools.
b. Mausoleums, Crematories and Columbariums.

2. MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLING

Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet of liveable floor area, exclusive of basement or garage space. Each two-family dwelling unit shall provide a minimum of six hundred (600) square feet of liveable floor area for one-bedroom dwelling units, eight hundred (800) square feet for two-bedroom dwelling units, and at least one thousand (1,000) square feet for units with three or more bedrooms.

3. PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. SIGN REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. - TENTS

Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used, or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.
 

7. SEWER AND WATER

All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.         This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010

 

4.5 - R-5 LIMITED MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.5.1 - DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT

The R-5 Limited Multi-Family Residence District provides for residential developments that can utilize a variety of modern building and development techniques.  Slightly higher densities than exist in traditional single-family developments are allowed and various building types may be employed in achieving the permitted density; these include traditional single-family detached dwellings, townhouses, two-family dwellings, and other types of limited, low-density multi-family housing.  It is intended that the resulting development will be compatible with nearby single-family developments, and that this district be located so as to, along with the R-4 Two-Family Residence District, provide a transition between single-family developments.  Public utilities are required to service residential developments in this district.

 

4.5.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-5 Limited Multi-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a) uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance; or b) special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.5.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-5 zoning district:

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
*a.          Family Community Residence in a Single-Family Detached Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
*b.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
*c.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances), subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
*d.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a Multi-Family Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances), subject to requirements of Section 8.13.
(*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
e.         Multiple-Family Dwellings.
f.          Single-Family Detached Dwellings.
g.         Townhouse Dwellings.
h.         Two-Family Dwellings.

2.         AGRICULTURAL USES
a.         Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
b.         Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
c.         Farms.

3.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Athletic Fields; non-commercial.

4.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
            a.         Home Day Care Center
            (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

5.         RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
a.         Cemeteries.
b.         Chapels, Churches and Similar Places of Worship.
c.         Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories, and Seminaries.

6.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
a.         Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
b.         Forest Preserves.
c.         High Schools; non-boarding.
d.         Libraries.
e.         Parks and Playgrounds.
f.          Private or Parochial Schools; non-boarding.

4.5.3 - SPECIAL USES

Special uses, as hereinafter listed, may be allowed subject to the issuance of special use permits in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only special uses in the R-5 zoning district:

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a.Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
    b.Family Community Residences that fail to meet all requiements for a Certificate of Occupancy, per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.*
    c. Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    d. Family Community Residence in one (1) or two (2) units(s) of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building with common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    e. Family Community Residence is a second (2nd) unit of a Multi-Family Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    f. Family Community Residence in one (1) or two (2) unit(s) of a Multi-Family structure (a freestanding building with common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
  2. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs and Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs for Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit, and owned by the residents or owners of a development.

     
  3. HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND CARE FACILITIES*
    a. Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
    b. Hospitals and Sanitariums; not including institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded, retarded, alcoholic, or drug addict patients.
    c. Mental Health Clinics.
    d Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers.
    (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

     
  4. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Colleges, Universities, and Junior Colleges.
    b. Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
    c. Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations, and Telephone Exchanges.
    d. Elementary Schools; boarding
    e. Fire Stations.
    f. High Schools; boarding.
    g. Parochial Schools; boarding.
    h. Police Stations.
    i. Private Schools; boarding.

     
  5. MISCELLANEOUS
    a. Pet Cemeteries.
    b. Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by Article 9.
    c. Planned Unit Development for Senior Citizen Housing, as regulated by Article 9.* (* Amended February 7, 1994, Ord. No. 94-11)

     
  6. SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USES to those allowed as “permitted uses” in this District.  Determination of “similar and compatible” shall be made in accordance with Article 13, Section 13.7.2.

4.5.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-5 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-5 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

4.5.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-5 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.5.5.1.  Unless otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.5.2 and 4.5.3.
 

4.5.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes:
a. Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings, and Indoor Pools.
b. Mausoleums, Crematories, and Columbarium.

2. MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLING

Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet of livable floor area, exclusive of basement or garage space. Residences, other than single-family detached, shall provide a minimum of six hundred (600) square feet of livable floor area for one-bedroom dwelling units, eight hundred (800) square feet for two-bedroom dwelling units and at least one thousand (1,000) square feet for units with three or more bedrooms.

3. PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. SIGN REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. TENTS

Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence and shall not be erected, used, or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.


7. SEWER AND WATER

All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be serviced by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.         This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010

 

4.6 R-6 MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

4.6.1 - DESCRIPTION OF DISTRICT

The R-6 Multi-Family Residence District provides for the highest density residential development permissible within the Village of Gurnee.  As such, this District is mapped only in areas where the level of urban services, the natural capacity for bearing such developments, and the surrounding land use and zoning pattern justifies its placement.  Normally, this zoning classification appears in areas where a transition is sought between high density single-family or limited density multi-family developments and commercial areas or major traffic arteries.  It is assumed that while higher residential densities are permitted in the R-6 District than in any other residential classification, a proportionate amount of usable open space and amenities are also being provided.  As a transition or buffer zone along major streets or shopping areas, the placement of the R-6 District within the Village will be limited as compared to other residential zones.

 

4.6.2 - PERMITTED USES

Permitted uses of land or buildings, as hereinafter enumerated, shall be permitted in the R-6 Multi-Family Residence District only in accordance with conditions specified.  Only those uses specifically listed hereunder shall be considered permitted uses, and no building or lot shall be devoted to any use other than a use permitted hereunder, with the exception of:  a) uses lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, or b) special uses in compliance with the provisions of Section 4.6.3.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only permitted uses in the R-6 zoning district.

1.         RESIDENTIAL USES
*a.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances), subject to requirements in Section 8.13.
*b.          Family Community Residence in one (1) unit of a Multi-Family Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances), subject to requirements of Section 8.13.
(*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
c.         Multiple-Family Dwellings.
d.         Townhouse Dwellings.

2.         AGRICULTURAL USES
a.         Agricultural Buildings and Structures.
b.         Cultivation of Field and Garden Crops.
c.         Farms.

3.         RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
a.         Athletic Fields; non-commercial.

4.         HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
            a.         Home Day Care Centers
            (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

5.         RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
a.         Cemeteries.
b.         Chapels, Churches, and Similar Places of Worship.
c.         Convents, Monasteries, Nunneries, Parish Houses, Parsonages, Rectories, and Seminaries.

6.         PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
a.         Elementary Schools; non-boarding.
b.         Forest Preserves.
c.         High Schools; non-boarding.
d.         Libraries.
e.         Parks and Playgrounds.
f.          Private or Parochial Schools; non-boarding.



 

4.6.3 - SPECIAL USES

Special uses, as hereinafter listed, may be allowed subject to the issuance of special use permits in accordance with the provisions of Article 13.  The following uses, itemized under “Major Category Groupings,” constitute the only special uses in the R-5 zoning district:

  1. RESIDENTIAL USES
    a. Clustering of Residences, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.11.
    b. Family Community Residences that fail to meet all requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy, per Section 8.13, excluding family community residences or operators denied a required local or state license.*
    c. Family Community Residence in the first (1st) or second (2nd) unit of a freestanding Two-Family Structure, subject to the requirements in Section 8.13.*
    d. Family Community Residence in a second (2nd) unit of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    e. Family Community Residence in one (1) or two (2) units(s) of a Townhome Structure (a freestanding building with common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    f. Family Community Residence is a second (2nd) unit of a Multi-Family Structure (a freestanding building without common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.*
    g. Family Community Residence in one (1) or two (2) unit(s) of a Multi-Family structure (a freestanding building with common corridors and entrances) subject to requirements of Section 8.13.  Proposals for more than two (2) units must also be processed as a variation.* (*Amended April 3, 2000, Ord. No. 2000-40)
    h. Mobile Home Parks, as regulated by Article 8, Section 8.7.4.
    i. Single-Family Detached Dwellings.
    j. Two-Family Dwelling Units.

     
  2. RECREATION AND SOCIAL FACILITIES
    a. Community Center Buildings, Clubhouses, Recreation Buildings, Swim Clubs and Indoor Pools, Tennis Clubs for Indoor Tennis; non-commercial, not-for-profit, and owned by the residents or owners of a development.

     
  3. HEALTH, MEDICAL AND CARE FACILITIES*
    a. Geriatric Centers and Institutions for the Care of the Aged.
    b. Hospitals and Sanitariums; not including institutions for the care or treatment of insane, feeble-minded, retarded, alcoholic or drug addict patients.
    c. Mental Health Clinics.
    d. Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers.
    (*Amended April 19, 2010, Ord. No. 2010-37)

     
  4. PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND UTILITY USES
    a. Colleges, Universities, and Junior Colleges.
    b. Dormitories and housing accommodations and facilities necessary to the operation of a college or university.
    c. Electric Substations, Gas Regulator Stations and Telephone Exchanges.
    d. Elementary Schools; boarding.
    e. Fire Stations.
    f. High Schools; boarding.
    g. Parochial Schools; boarding.
    h. Police Stations.
    i. Private Schools; boarding.
    j. Pumping Stations, Water Towers, Water Works, or Wells; public.

     
  5. MISCELLANEOUS
    a. Pet Cemeteries.
    b. Planned Unit Developments, as regulated by Article 9.
    c. Planned Unit Development for Senior Citizen Housing, as regulated by Article 9.* (* Amended February 7, 1994, Ord. No. 94-11)

     
  6. SIMILAR AND COMPATIBLE USES to those allowed as “permitted uses” in this District.  Determination of “similar and compatible” shall be made in accordance with Article 13, Section 13.7.2.

     
4.6.4 - ACCESSORY USES AND TEMPORARY USES

Uses accessory and incidental to the operation of an approved use listed heretofore, shall be allowed in the R-6 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.5.

Temporary uses of property may be allowed in the R-6 zoning district only if in compliance with Article 8, Section 8.6.

4.6.5 - SITE AND STRUCTURE PROVISIONS

Each permitted or special use lawfully established in the R-6 zoning district shall meet the requirements specified in the schedule in Section 4.6.5.1.  Unless otherwise indicated, where a major category is named it shall be deemed to include all uses itemized thereunder in Sections 4.6.2 and 4.6.3.
 

4.6.6 - OTHER PROVISIONS

1. DISTANCE FROM A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The following structures shall be located not less than three hundred (300) feet from a structure on a zoning lot used for residential purposes:
a. Clubhouses, Tennis and Racquet Club Buildings, and Indoor Pools.
b. Mausoleums, Crematories, and Columbariums.

2. MINIMUM SIZE OF DWELLINGS

Each single-family dwelling occupied for residential purposes shall contain a minimum of one thousand (1,000) square feet of livable floor area, exclusive of basement and garage space. Residences other than single-family detached, shall provide a minimum of six hundred (600) square feet of livable floor area for one-bedroom dwelling units; eight hundred (800) square feet for two-bedroom dwelling units; and at least one thousand (1,000) square feet for units with three or more bedrooms.

3. PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for Off-Street Parking and Loading set forth in Article 10.

4. SIGN REQUIREMENTS

All uses shall conform to the applicable requirements for signs set forth in Article 11.

5. TENTS

Tents shall not be used as a place of permanent residence, and shall not be erected used or maintained on any lot, except for a limited period of time. Tents shall not be used for the permanent storage of vehicles and other equipment.

6. This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2008-96, dated December 1, 2008.
 

7. SEWER AND WATER

All dwellings and uses requiring sanitary facilities shall be served by either a municipal sewer and water system, a private community sewer and water system, or a private individual sewage disposal system and water supply system approved by the Lake County Health Department.

8. EXTERIOR LIGHTING

All exterior lighting shall be shaded or inwardly directed so that no direct lighting is cast upon adjacent zoning lots.

9.         This sub-section deleted in its entirety per Ord. No. 2010-25, dated March 15, 2010.