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File #: ORD 22-1    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 1/10/2022 Final action: 1/10/2022
Title: Concur with the Plan Commission's Recommendation and Adopt an Ordinance Amending Article 2 ("Definitions & Rules of Measurement") and Article 9 ("Site Development Standards") of the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units for Single Family Properties
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Plan Commission Recommended, 2. Findings of Fact, 3. Ordinance - Staff Recommended, 4. Board Goals Adopted January 7, 2020, 5. Public Comments, 6. Minutes September 2, 7. Minutes October 7, 8. Ali ElSaffar Q & A Memorandum, 9. Evanston ADU Guidebook, 10. AARP Model Ordinance, 11. Research Material to Plan Commission, 12. Staff Report, 13. Staff Follow Up Memorandum
Submitted By
Plan Commission through Tammie Grossman, Director, Development Customer Services

Reviewed By
AMZ

Agenda Item Title
Title
Concur with the Plan Commission's Recommendation and Adopt an Ordinance Amending Article 2 ("Definitions & Rules of Measurement") and Article 9 ("Site Development Standards") of the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units for Single Family Properties

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Overview
Overview
The Village of Oak Park, the applicant, requests text amendments to the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance as follows: 1.) Article 2 (Definitions & Rules of Measurement) by adding a definition of an "accessory dwelling unit;" and 2.) Article 9 ("Site Development Standards"), Subsection 9.3A(3), by exempting attic, basement, and attached accessory dwelling units from accessory structure setback regulations; and 3.) Adding a new Subsection 9.3B ("Accessory Dwelling Units") to allow attic and basement conversions with separate entrances and attached accessory dwelling units with separate entrances.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Plan Commission recommends approval of the Zoning Ordinance text amendments, except for the attic and basement conversions.

Body
Staff Recommendation
Staff supports the Plan Commission except for its recommendation to exclude attic and basement conversions. Staff supports the ADU proposal per the staff version of the attached ordinance. Differences are highlighted in blue text in the staff ordinance.

Fiscal Impact
Cost of two legal advertisements ($763.00 ), account #1001.46202.101.550652.

Background
In early 2020, during a Village Board goal-setting session, the concept of constructing an accessory dwelling unit within an existing home, specifically within a larger estate-type residence, was discussed and became a Village Board goal. In addition to this accessory housing type, staff felt that it was important to include other accessory dwelling unit opportunities in order to ensure a full and comp...

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