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Modification of the Definition of Environmentally Sensitive Area

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Date Introduced: 5/6/2003
Date Passed:
5/6/2003

Sponsors:
Silvestri
Co-Sponsors:
Butler, Claypool, Collins, Daley, Gorman, Goslin, Hansen, Maldonado, Moreno, Murphy, Peraica, Quigley, Sims, Steele, Stroger, Suffredin

Summary:

The definition of environmentally sensitive area as contained in the Cook County Zoning Ordinance was modified to include an area in which portions of the land were identified as environmentally sensitive in the 1999 Land Use Plan


Full Text of Legislation:

ARTICLE 14

RULES AND DEFINITIONS

COOK COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE OF 2001, AS AMENDED (01-O-30)

 

ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE

An “environmentally sensitive” area is a parcel which exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:

 

A.        Portions of the parcel lie within those areas identified as environmentally sensitive on a map approve by the Board of Commissioners in its Comprehensive Land Use Plan adopted April 6, 1999, and amended September 22, 1999, and by this Ordinance. (Amend. Ord. 03-O-16, 05-06-03.)

 

B.A.     Portions of the parcel lie within the jurisdictional wetlands under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

C.B.     Portions of the parcel lie within the regulatory flood plain or floodway or flood fringe as designated on the maps adopted by Cook County.

 

D.C.     Thirty-three (33%) percent or more of the site contains mature hardwood vegetation.

 

E.D.     Thirty-three (33%) percent or more of the site has topographic relief in excess of ten (10%) percent.

 

Approved and adopted this 6th day of May 2003.


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