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92_HB4973 LRB9213649BDdv 1 AN ACT concerning zoning. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by 5 changing Section 11-13-1 as follows: 6 (65 ILCS 5/11-13-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-13-1) 7 Sec. 11-13-1. To the end that adequate light, pure air, 8 and safety from fire and other dangers may be secured, that 9 the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the 10 municipality may be conserved, that congestion in the public 11 streets may be lessened or avoided, that the hazards to 12 persons and damage to property resulting from the 13 accumulation or runoff of storm or flood waters may be 14 lessened or avoided, and that the public health, safety, 15 comfort, morals, and welfare may otherwise be promoted, and 16 to insure and facilitate the preservation of sites, areas, 17 and structures of historical, architectural and aesthetic 18 importance; the corporate authorities in each municipality 19 have the following powers: 20 (1) To regulate and limit the height and bulk of 21 buildings hereafter to be erected; (2) to establish, 22 regulate and limit, subject to the provisions of Division 23 14 of this Article 11, the building or set-back lines on 24 or along any street, traffic-way, drive, parkway or storm 25 or floodwater runoff channel or basin; (3) to regulate 26 and limit the intensity of the use of lot areas, and to 27 regulate and determine the area of open spaces, within 28 and surrounding such buildings; (4) to classify, regulate 29 and restrict the location of trades and industries and 30 the location of buildings designed for specified 31 industrial, business, residential, and other uses; (5) to -2- LRB9213649BDdv 1 divide the entire municipality into districts of such 2 number, shape, area, and of such different classes 3 (according to use of land and buildings, height and bulk 4 of buildings, intensity of the use of lot area, area of 5 open spaces, or other classification) as may be deemed 6 best suited to carry out the purposes of this Division 7 13; (6) to fix standards to which buildings or structures 8 therein shall conform; (7) to prohibit uses, buildings, 9 or structures incompatible with the character of such 10 districts; (8) to prevent additions to and alteration or 11 remodeling of existing buildings or structures in such a 12 way as to avoid the restrictions and limitations lawfully 13 imposed under this Division 13; (9) to classify, to 14 regulate and restrict the use of property on the basis of 15 family relationship, which family relationship may be 16 defined as one or more persons each related to the other 17 by blood, marriage or adoption and maintaining a common 18 household; and (10) to regulate or forbid any structure 19 or activity which may hinder access to solar energy 20 necessary for the proper functioning of a solar energy 21 system, as defined in Section 1.2 of The Comprehensive 22 Solar Energy Act of 1977. 23 The powers enumerated may be exercised within the 24 corporate limits or within contiguous territory not more than 25 one and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not 26 included within any municipality. However, if any 27 municipality adopts a plan pursuant to Division 12 of Article 28 11 which plan includes in its provisions a provision that the 29 plan applies to such contiguous territory not more than one 30 and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not 31 included in any municipality, then no other municipality 32 shall adopt a plan that shall apply to any territory included 33 within the territory provided in the plan first so adopted by 34 another municipality. No municipality shall exercise any -3- LRB9213649BDdv 1 power set forth in this Division 13 outside the corporate 2 limits thereof, if the county in which such municipality is 3 situated has adopted "An Act in relation to county zoning", 4 approved June 12, 1935, as amended. Nothing in this Section 5 prevents a municipality
of more than 112,000 population6 located in a county of greater than 150,000 population and 7 less than 185,000 population that has adopted a zoning 8 ordinance and the county that adopted the zoning ordinance 9 from entering into an intergovernmental agreement that allows 10 the municipality to exercise its zoning powers beyond its 11 territorial limits; provided, however, that the 12 intergovernmental agreement must be limited to the territory 13 within the municipality's planning jurisdiction as defined by 14 law or any existing boundary agreement. The county and the 15 municipality must amend their individual zoning maps in the 16 same manner as other zoning changes are incorporated into 17 revised zoning maps. No such intergovernmental agreement may 18 authorize a municipality to exercise its zoning powers, other 19 than powers that a county may exercise under Section 5-12001 20 of the Counties Code, with respect to land used for 21 agricultural purposes. This amendatory Act of the 92nd 22 General Assembly is declarative of existing law. No 23 municipality may exercise any power set forth in this 24 Division 13 outside the corporate limits of the municipality 25 with respect to a facility of a telecommunications carrier 26 defined in Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code. If a 27 municipality adopts a zoning plan covering an area outside 28 its corporate limits, the plan adopted shall be reasonable 29 with respect to the area outside the corporate limits so that 30 future development will not be hindered or impaired; it is 31 reasonable for a municipality to regulate or prohibit the 32 extraction of sand, gravel, or limestone even when those 33 activities are related to an agricultural purpose. If all or 34 any part of the area outside the corporate limits of a -4- LRB9213649BDdv 1 municipality which has been zoned in accordance with the 2 provisions of this Division 13 is annexed to another 3 municipality or municipalities, the annexing unit shall 4 thereafter exercise all zoning powers and regulations over 5 the annexed area. 6 In all ordinances passed under the authority of this 7 Division 13, due allowance shall be made for existing 8 conditions, the conservation of property values, the 9 direction of building development to the best advantage of 10 the entire municipality and the uses to which the property is 11 devoted at the time of the enactment of such an ordinance. 12 The powers conferred by this Division 13 shall not be 13 exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property 14 of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then 15 lawfully devoted, but provisions may be made for the gradual 16 elimination of uses, buildings and structures which are 17 incompatible with the character of the districts in which 18 they are made or located, including, without being limited 19 thereto, provisions (a) for the elimination of such uses of 20 unimproved lands or lot areas when the existing rights of the 21 persons in possession thereof are terminated or when the uses 22 to which they are devoted are discontinued; (b) for the 23 elimination of uses to which such buildings and structures 24 are devoted, if they are adaptable for permitted uses; and 25 (c) for the elimination of such buildings and structures when 26 they are destroyed or damaged in major part, or when they 27 have reached the age fixed by the corporate authorities of 28 the municipality as the normal useful life of such buildings 29 or structures. 30 This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any 31 municipality which is a home rule unit. 32 (Source: P.A. 92-509, eff. 1-1-02.) 33 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon -5- LRB9213649BDdv 1 becoming law.
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