ILLUSTRATIONS OF SELECTED ZONING TERMINOLOGY

This index is established soley as a reference guide to the
Gurnee Zoning Ordinance but does not constitute a part thereof; for
specific information, consult the ordinance text.

LOTS

Illustration--Lots

 LOT LINE

A property boundary of any lot. When a lot extends to an abutting
street or alley, the lot line shall be the closest street or alley
line.

LOT LINE, FRONT

That boundary of a lot along an existing or dedicated public street,
or where no public street exists, along a public way; where such
public way is not a dedicated street the right-of-way of such public
way shall be deemed to be sixty (60) feet, unless otherwise
provided.

LOT LINE, REAR

That boundary of a lot which is most distant from, and is, or is most
nearly, parallel to, the front lot line.

LOT LINE, SIDE

Any boundary of a lot which is not a front lot line or a rear lot
line.

LOT DEPTH

The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line and the rear
lot line of a lot, measured within the lot boundaries.

LOT WIDTH

The horizontal distance between the side lot lines of a lot measured
within the lot boundary at the building setback line.

BUILDING SETBACK LINE

The line, perpendicular to the depth of the required front yard
setback and parallel to a front lot line and/or street right-of-way
line, whichever is greater, at which structures are permitted to be
construed and where "lot width" is measured.


 

LOT TYPES

Illustration--Lot Types

LOT

A single parcel of land under unified ownership or control. A lot can
be either a lot of record or a zoning lot.

LOT, CORNER

A lot situated at the intersection of two (2) streets, the interior
angle of such intersection not exceeding one hundred thirty-five
(135) degrees. On a "corner lot," the front lot line shall be the lot
line having the shorter dimension along the street line.

LOT, INTERIOR

A lot other than a corner or reversed corner lot.

LOT, REVERSED CORNER

A corner lot, the street side lot line of which is substantially a
continuation of the front lot line of the first lot to its rear.

LOT WIDTH

The horizontal distance between the side lot lines of a lot measured
within the lot boundary at the building setback line.


 

REQUIRED YARDS

Illustration--Required Yards

YARD

An open area on a lot extending along a lot line and to a depth or
width specified in the yard requirements of the zoning district in
which such lot is located.

YARD, CORNER SIDE

A side yard which adjoins a public street.

YARD, FRONT

A yard bounded by the front lot line and the side lot lines to a
depth specified as the front yard requirement in each zoning
district.

YARD, INTERIOR SIDE

A side yard which is located immediately adjacent to another zoning
lot or to an alley separating such side yard from another zoning
lot.

YARD, REAR

A yard bounded by the rear lot line and the side lot lines, to a
depth specified as the rear yard requirements in each zoning
district.

YARD, SIDE

A yard extending along a side lot line from the front yard to the
rear yard to a width specified as the side yard requirements in each
zoning district.

YARD, TRANSITIONAL

A "transitional yard" is that yard which must be provided on a zoning
lot, in a business district, which adjoins a zoning lot in a
residence district, or that yard which must be provided on a zoning
lot, in an industrial district, which adjoins a zoning lot in either
a residence or business district.


 

BUILDINGS--PRINCIPAL
AND ACCESSORY

BUILDING

Any structure built for the enclosure, protection, shelter, or
support of persons, animals or property of any kind and which is
permanently affixed to the ground. The term "building" shall not
include fences.

ACCESSORY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR USE

An "accessory building," "accessory structure," or an "accessory use"
is one which:

a. - Is subordinate to and serves a principal building or principal
use;

b. - Is subordinate in area, extent or purpose to the principal use
served;

c. - Contributes to the comfort, convenience or necessity of
occupants of the principal building or principal use served;

d. - Is located on the same zoning lot as the principal building or
principal use served, with

the single exception of such accessory off-street parking facilities
as are permitted to locate elsewhere than on the same zoning lot with
the building or use served; and

e. - Complies with the provisions of Article 8, Section 8.5.

PRINCIPAL BUILDING

The main building upon a lot, or the building which houses the
principal use of the premises.