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File #: 22-0069    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/12/2022 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 1/19/2022 Final action: 1/19/2022
Title: Conduct the public hearing to consider revisions to permitted and conditional use provisions in the ORI Zoning District - PZC 21-1-144
Attachments: 1. Proposed ORI Text Amendment, 2. Map of ORI Properties, 3. NDP Letter, 4. INEOS Letter
Related files: 22-0069C, 22-0069B
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Conduct the public hearing to consider revisions to permitted and conditional use provisions in the ORI Zoning District - PZC 21-1-144
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Sara Kopinski, AICP

ENTITLEMENTS REQUESTED:
1. Amend Chapter 1 (Zoning Title, Purpose, Definitions) and Article B (ORI Office, Research and Light Industry District) of Chapter 8 (Industrial Districts) of Title 6 (Zoning Regulations) of the Naperville Municipal Code.

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
Official notice for the public hearing for PZC 21-1-144 was published in the Daily Herald on Monday, January 3, 2022, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and Monday, January 10, 2022.

BACKGROUND:
On November 16, 2021, City Council initiated consideration of amendments to the ORI Zoning District to classify warehouses and storage facilities and self-storage warehouses as conditional uses in the ORI Zoning District in order to allow for their review on a case-by-case basis. As a result of evaluating City Council's request, for the reasons generally described below, staff recommends review and possible revision or elimination of certain permitted and conditional uses in the ORI Zoning District.

DISCUSSION:
The Map of ORI Properties included in the attachments illustrates that the majority of the City's approximately 122 ORI-Zoned properties are office centers which are primarily located along the I-88 Corridor. City records indicate that there are 9 warehouses in the City located in the ORI Zoning District. 8 of them are located along Corporate Lane north of Ferry Road and east of IL Route 59; 1 is located on Diehl Road west of IL Route 59.

Warehouse and distribution facilities often possess characteristics that negatively impact surrounding properties, including a significant increase in truck traffic and large off-street loading areas and truck docks. Further, such facilities utilize building types and d...

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