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CHAPTER TWO
GENERAL PROVISIONS
2.1 SHORT TITLE. This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Colfax, Illinois.
2.2 SCOPE OF THESE REGULATIONS. Except as provided by this ordinance, it shall be unlawful:
(a) To establish any use of a building, structure, oi land either by itself or in addition to another use.
(b) To expand, change, or re-establish any non conforming use.
c) To erect a new building or structure or part thereof.
(d) To rebuild, structurally alter, add to, or re locate any building or structure or part thereof.
e) To reduce the open space or plot area required for a building or structure, or to include any part of such open space or plot area as that required for an adjoining building or structure.
(f) To provide or connect onto water supply or sewage disposal facilities.
2.3 INCIDENTAL USES. (a) Unless otherwise prohibited or restricted, a permitted use also allows uses, buildings and structures incidental thereto, if located on the same site or building plot. However, such incidental uses, buildings, and structures shall not be established or erected prior to the estab or construction of the principal use or building and these shall be compatible with the character of the principal use.
(b) Uses involving swimming pools or artifical ponds shall require a building permit which shall provide for suitable fences and safety measures.
2.4 INTERPRETATION AND PURPOSES. In interpreting and applying the provisions of this ordinance, they shall be held to the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals, comfort, civic appearance, and general welfare.
2.5 CONFLICTING AGREEMENTS. It is not intended by the ordinance to interfere with, abrogate, or annul any easements, covenants, or other agreements between parties. provided, however, that wherever this ordinance imposes greater restrictions upon the use of buildings, structures, or land, or requires more restrictive building lines. than future easements, covenants, restrictions, or other agree ments, or the renewal of the same shall be subject to the provisions of this ordinance which shall control.

2.6 CONFLICTING ORDINANCES. All ordinances, resolu tions or parts thereof in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this ordinance.
2.7 VALIDITY. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not effect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.

CHAPTER THREE
DISTRICTS
3.1 TYPES. For the purposes of this ordinance, all land in the Village of Colfax, Illinois, is hereby divided into districts, designed as follows:
(1) Residential, single family.
(2) Residential, mobile home park.
(3) Residential, multiple family.
(4) Business.
(5) Industrial.
3.2 BOUNDARIES. If uncertainty arises with respect to the boundaries of the various districts as shown on the zoning map, the Enforcing Officer shall determine the boundaries in acbordance with the following rules:
(a) Distribt boundaries, unless otherwise indicated, are the center lines of streets, highways, alleys, railroads, or easements, or the boundary lines of sections, quarter- sections, tracts or lots, or such lines extended.
(b) Where a lot in a business or industrial district abuts a lot in a residential district, there shall be pro vided along such abutting lines, a yard equal in width or depth to that required in the residential district.
(c) In areas not subdivided into lots and blocks, the district boundary lines on the zoning map shall be determined by scale.
3.3 MAP. The boundariàs of these districts are indicated upon the zoning map of the Village of Colf ax, Illinois, which map is made a part of this ordinance.
The said zoning map of the Village of Colfax, Illinois, and all notations, references, and other matter shown there on, shall be as much a part of this ordinance as if they were fully described herein. The said zoning map of the Village of Colfax, Illinois, shall be on file andavailable for public reference in the Office of the Enforcing Of ficer, complete with amendments adopted, as provided herein.
3.4 TERRITORY ADDED. All territory which may here after become a part of the Village of Colfax, Illinois, or which is not shown on the map, shall be classed in the "Residential District" until otherwise classified by amendment.

CHAPTER FOUR
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS
4.1 USES. Buildings and premises shall be used only for the following and other similar purposes: (1) churches and Convents; (2) Dwellings, single family; (3) Fire Stations;
(4) Growing Crops; (5) Land filling with nonodorous and noncombustible materials; (6) Libraries and Museums; (7) Public Buildings and Parks; (8) Police Stations; (9) Professional and hone occupations engaged in by the occupants of a dwelling, but not involving the conduct of a retail business and providing that no more than one sign with maximum area of two square feet is displayed setting forth such occupation; (10) Railroad trackage, but not roundhouses or. repair Shops; (11) Schools and Colleges and their campus and athletic fields; (12) Signs, not more than six square feet in area and pertaining only to the sale or lease of a building lot or premises, and church Bulletins not exceeding ten square feet in area; and (13) Utility easEments, but excluding, power plants or substatitni.
4.2 LOT SIZE. Every lot or tract of land upon which a single family dwelling is to be constructed, shall have an area of not less than 5,000 square feet and a minimum frontage of 50 feet, but elsewhere a small lot officially on record at the time of €he passage of this ordinance may be occupied by a single family dwelling.
4.3 DWELLING SIZE. One story dwelling shall be constructed with not less than 750 square feet of living area. Dwellings with two or more stories shall be constructed with not less than 1,750 square feet of living space area.
4.4 FRONT, SIDE AND REAR YARDS. Front yard depth Shall be a minimum of twenty feet from the front lot line. Side yard widths shall be a minimum of ten percent of the lot frontage. Rear yard depth shall be a minimum of twenty per cent of the lot depth. No incidential use structure or accessory building shall be constructed nearer than five feet from ny side lot line or nearer than five feet from any rear lot line. A vehicle entrance to any building facing an lley shall be not less than twenty feet from the alley.
4.5 SIDE FRONTAGE. This regulation shall not be interpreted to reduce the width for building on a corner lot or on a corner and an adjoining lot in single ownership, subdivided and officially on record at or after the time of the passage of this ordinance to less than twenty feet. No accessory building shall be located less than twenty feet from the street side of said corner lot.

4.6 BUILT UP AREAS. Where fifty percent or more of the frontage on the block has existing buildings, not in conformance with the above requirements, buildings may be constructed at the average set back of the existing buil4- ings.
4.7 BUILDING AREA. The building area shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the lot area.
4.8 MOBILE HOMES. A mobile home may be located in a single family or multiple family residential district, provided it has 650 square feet of living area and complies with all other requirements set forth in said districts, provided, however, that a consent for location of a mobile home in either of said districts shall be obtained from an owner of each contiguous lot or property and from 80 per cent of the owners of lots or property within 300 feet of the property on which the mobile home will be locate4 For purposes of determining whether property. is contiguous, public streets and alleys shall be disregarded. Mobile homes located in single family or multiple family residential districts must also comply with the provisions of Section 5.6 of this zoning ordinance.

CHAPTER FIVE
MOBILE HOME PARK DISTRICT REGULATIONS
5.1 USES. Buildings and premises shall be used only for the following and similar purposes: (1) Growing Crops;
(2) Mobile Home Park Service Buildings; (3) Noncommercial Recreational Facilities; (4) Parks; (5) Utility Easements, but excluding power plants or substations; and (6) Mobile Home Residences.
5.2 LOT SIZE. Every mobile home lot designed for a mobile home 14 feet wide or less shall contain a minimum of 4,000 square feet and a minimum frontage of 40 feet. Mobile home lots designed to accommodate a mobile home greater than 14 feet in width shall contain a minimum of 5,000 square feet and a minimum frontage of 50 feet.
5.3 PARK BOUNDARY LINE SETBACKS AND SCREENING. Every
mobile home, mobile home stand, and incidental use structure shall be located not less than twenty feet from any mobile home park property boundary.
5.4 FRONT, SIDE, AND REAR YARDS. Every mobile home, mobile home stand, and incidental use structure shall be a minimum of ten feet from the front lot line. Rear lot depth shall be a minimum of ten feet from the rear lot line. That side of the mobile home away from the principal entry shall be a minimum of five feet from the side lot line and a minimum of fifteen feet from any mobile home, mobile home pad, or incidental structure on the adjacent lot. That side of the mobile home on which the principal entry is located shall be a minimum of fifteen feet from the side lot line. No incidental use structure or accessory building shall be' constructed nearer than ten feet from any lot line.
5.5 BUILDING AREA. The building area shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the lot area.
5.6 MOBILE HOME STANDS. The mobile home stand shall be constructed of material adequate to support ten tons on the weight bearing surface. The mobile home stand shall be provided with anchors and tie-downs, such as cast-in-place concrete "dead men," eyelets imbedded in concrete foundations, screw augers, arrowhead anchors, or other devices in a manner that each shall be able to sustain a minimum vertical tension force of 4,800 pounds.
5.7 STREET SIGNS AND MOBILE HOME LOT NUMBERS. Street signs conforming to the specifications of the Village of Colfax shall be installed by the owner so as to identify every street in the park and each mobile home lot shall be designated by a consecutive number constructed of weather resistantant material and located in such a manner as to permit lot identification from the park street.
5.8 RECREATIONAL AREA. All mobile home parks designed to accommodate 25 or more mobile homes shall have one or more recreation areas. Such areas shall be. a minimum of five percent of the gross land area of the mobile home park and no such recreation area shall be less than 2,500 square feet. Playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, and community build ings, and other such facilities are considered recreational.
5.9 SERVICE BUILDING. Every mobile home park shall have a park management office and postal pick-up and delivery facilities, as approved by the U.S. Post Office. The ser vice building may include:   (1) park laundry facilities; (2) custodial office; (3) emergency stations; (4) indoor recreation areas; (5) civil defense shelter; and    (6) toilet facilities.
5.10 MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS. Every mobile home park shall be constructed and operated in accordance with the Mobile Home Park Law and Rules and Regulations for Mobile Home Parks as established by the State of Illinois.

CHAPTER SIX
MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS
6.1 USES. Buildings and premises may only be used. for the purposes listed in Chapter Four, "Single Family Residential District Regulations," and, in addition, two family dwellings and multiple family dwellings will be permitted.
6.2 LOT SIZE. Every lot or tract of land upon which a single family dwelling is to be constructed, shall have an area of not less than 5,000 square feet and a minimum frontage of fifty feet. For two family and multiple dwellings, there shall be an additional 1,500 square feet of area and an additional fifteen feet of lot width for each additional family, provided that a smaller lot officially on record at the time of the passage of this ordinance may be used for a single family dwelling.
6.3 DWELLING SIZE. One story dwellings shall be constructed with not less than 400 square feet of living space area per unit. Dwellings with two or more stories shall be constructed with not less than 1,600 square feet of living space area.
6.4 FRONT, SIDE AND REAR YARDS. Front yard depth shall be a minimum of twenty feet from the frontlot line. Side yard widths shall be a minimum of ten percent of the lot frontage. Rear yard depth shall be a minimum of twenty percent of the lot depth. No incidental use structure or accessory building shall be conStructed nearer than five feet from any side lot line or nearer than five feet from any rear lot line. A vehicle entrance to any building facing an alley shall be not less than twenty feet from the alley.
6.5 SIDE FRONTAGE. This regulation shall not be interpreted to reduce the width for building on a corner lot or on a corner and an adjoining lot in single ownership, subdivided and officially on record at or after the time of the passage of this ordinance to less than twenty feet. No accessory building shall be located less than twenty feet from the street side of said corner lot.
6.6 BUILT UP AREAS. Where fifty percent or more of the frontage on the block has existing buildings, not in conformance with the above requirements, buildings may be constructed at the average set back of the existing build ings.
6.7 BUILDING AREA. The building area shall not exceed forty percent of the lot area.

CHAPTER SEVEN
BUSINESS DISTRICT REGULATIONS
7.1 USES. Buildings and premises may only be used for the purposes listed in Chapter Six, "Multiple Family Residential District Regulations," and, in addition, the following and other similar purposes (1) Advertising Signs; (2) Amusement Places; (3) Athletic Fields; (4) Automobile Service Stations; (5) Bakeries; (6) Banks; (7) Barber Shops; (8) Beauty Parlors; (9) Billboards; (10) Bowling. Alleys;
(11) Bus and Truck Stations; (12) Carnivals and Circuses, provided such Carnivals and Circuses shall not operate more than seven consecutive days and they shall be sponsored by a local non-profit organization who shall obtain a permit from the Board of Trustees. Application for said permit shall designate the location and dates of operation, (13) Cleaner's Shop, Dyeing or Dry Cleaning Shops; (14) Conunercial Dancing or Music SchQols;. (15) Community and Veterans Build ings; (16) Dance Halls; (17) Filling Stations; (18) Food Lockers; (19) Garages, Public, provided that the portion used for storage and repairs shall not be neater than thirty lèet to the front of the building; (20) Hotels; (21) Laun dries, provided not more than five persons are employed on the premises; (22) Nursing Homes; (23) Offices; (24) Package Liquor Stores; (25) Pool Halls; (26) Printing Shops; (27) Professional Occupations; (28) Public Utility Substations, Booster Stations, etc., but not including power generation or gas manufacturing plants; (29) Railroad Trackage and Depots, but not roundhouses and repair shops; (30) Recrea tion Buildings; (31) Restaurants; (32) Retail Business; (33) Roller Skating Rinks; (34) Rooming or Boarding Houses; (35) sales or Show Rooms; (36) Shoe Repair Shops; (37) Taverns; (38) Television or Radio Repair Shops; (39) Tourist. Camps and Motels, provided such uses shall operate under Ut4 State Hotel Laws, that gravel or other improved surface access roads shall be constructed to parking areas, and the parking area off the public right of way be furnished at the rate of one parking place for each unit; (40) Trailer sites for one or more trailers, provided that an area of not less than 3,000 square feet shall be allocated to each trailer, that gravel, crushed stone or other improved surface roadway shall be installed to furnish access to each trailer site, that parking area off the public right of way shall be furnished at the rate of one parking place for each unit, and that sanitary facilities shall be furnished con forming to the requirements of the City Board of Health and State Department of Public Health; (41) Undertaking Establish ments; (42) Refrigerated Seed storage Plants; and (43) Lunther and Building Material Yards.

7.2 DWELLINGS. Every lot or tract of land upon which a single or multiple family dwelling is to be constructed shall be subject to the restrictions of Chapter Six.
7 EXTENT OF INDUSTRIAL OCCUPANCY. Any building or premise used primarily for any of the above purposes may have not more than forty (40) percent of the floor area devoted to industry or storage purposes incidental to such primary use, and not more than five employees shall be engaged in such industry at any one time.
7.4 REAR YARDS. Rear yard depth shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet.

CHAPTER EIGHT
INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS
8.1 USES. Buildings and premises may be used only for the purposes included in Chapter Seven, "Business District Regulations," and, subject to the restrictions therein, and in addition, the following and other similar industrial uses, provided such uses shall not be especially detrimental to the property or to the health, safety, comfort, civic appear ance, or general welfare of the public by reason of gas fumes, odors, dust, smoke, noises, vibrations, waste materials, explosives, or fire hazards: (1) Auto Body Shops; (2) Brick, Tile, or Terra Cotta Manufacture; (3) Canning, Packing, Pre serving, and Bottling of Foodstuff and Non-Alcoholic Beverages;
(4) Cemetery Monument Works; (5) Clay and Glass Product!; (6) coal Yards; (7) Concrete Products Manufacture; (8) Fat Rendering; (9) Fertilizer Manufacture; (10) Food Manufactur ing Plants; (11) ForgePlants; (12): Grain Elevators and Storage; (13) Highway Maintenance Yards; (14) Iron, Steel, Brass, or Copper Foundry or Fabrication Plants; (15) Kennels;
(16) Laundries, Cleaning and Dyeing Establishments; (17) Liquid Gas Storage and Handling; (1.8) Milk Bottling and Milk Distribution Stations; (19) Paint, Oil, Shellac, Terpentine or Varnish manufacture; (20) Paper or Pulp Manufacture; (21) Petroleum Products Storage and Handling; (22) Planning Mills;
(23) Poultry and Cream Stations; (24) Public Utility Power Generation or Gas Manufacturing Plants; (25) Rock Crusher; (26) sales Pavilions, excluding livestock; (27) Second Hand Machinery Yards; (28)seed Corn Processing and Storage; (29) Storage and Processing of Sand, Gravel, Stone and other Minerals; (30) Truck or Bus Storage Yards and Terminals; and (31) Warehouses.
8.2 HAZARDS AND NUISANCES. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by evidence indicating that every reasonable provision will be taken to eliminate or minimize gas, fumes, odors, dust, smoke, noise, vibrations, waste materials, explosives, and fire hazards and other similar hazards or nuisances. Applications for permits for uses especially detrimental to property or to the health, safety, comfort, civic appearance, or general welfare of the public by ;eason of gas, fumes, odors, dust, smoke, noise, vibra tions, waste materials, explosive and fire hazards and other similar hazards or nusiances shall be approved by the Enforcing Officer, only upon favorable action by the Zoning Board after a report from the City Board of Health. To aid in determining that the purposes of the ordinance will be complied with, the Zoning Board may require a public hearing, following and subject to the procedure of Chapter Seventeen for appeals requiring a public hearing. The Zoning Board may deny the granting of a permit if, it its opinion, it shall not be in the best interest of the general public.

8.3 PERCENTAGE OF PROPERTY OCCUPIED. No restriction is made in the industrial area regarding percentage of property which may be occupied by builidings and structures, other than those included in Chapter Nine.

CHAPTER NINE
PARKING REGULATIONS
9.1 DWELLINGS. A parking area and an access drive of gravel or other improved surface shall be provided off the public right-of-way at the rate of one parking place for each dwelling unit.
9.2 INSTITUTIONS. Churches, hospitals, orphanages, nursing homes, colleges, sanitariums, athletic fields, and like establishments shall provide adequate parking facil ities off the public right-of-way with gravel or other improved surface. The area required shall be sufficient to provide for the estimated number of vehicles of persons desiring access to the premises.
9.3 BUSINESS. Business establishments shall provide vehicle parking area with gravel or other improved surface for customer use at the Ste of one parking place for each 200 square feet of floor space in the building accessible to the public; provided that any establishments whose pri mary use is to serve meals, lunches or drinks to patrons in the building, shall provide parking area for customers at the rate of one parking place for each 100 square feet of floor space accessible to the public and any establishment such as drive-ins, serving customers outside their build ing, shall provide sufficient parking area off the public right-of-way to adequately accomodate the maximum number of patrons they are equipped to serve at any one time; that auditoriums, amusement places, theaters, and similar uses shall provide one parking place for each ten seats in the establishment; and further provided that two or n establishments may have joint parking areas, if such area is within 300 feet of such establishment.
9.4 INDUSTRIAL. Industrial buildings and uses shall provide parking area off the public right-of-way with gravel, or other improved surface, for all employees and customers.

CHAPTER TEN
HEIGHT REGULATIONS
10.1 DWELLINGS. Single and two family dwellings shall not exceed two and one-half (2 1/2) stories, or thirty-five (35) feet in height.
10.2 INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESS. Multiple family dwellings, apartments, hotels, public buildings, schools, churches, hospitals, industrial and btisiness buildings shall not exceed six (6) stories, or seventy-five (75) feet in height. Buildings of more than two (2) stories in height shall provide adequate elevator service.
10.3 MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURES. Chimneys, elevator head houses, fire towers, grain elevators, monuments, scenery lofts, silos, stacks, tanks, water towers, wire- less towers and similar structures may be erected any lawful and safe height.
CHAPTER ELEVEN
WATER AND SEWAGE REGULATIONS
11.1 WATER SUPPLIES. Every use, hereafter established, utilizing the public water supply shall conform to all ordinance and regulations pertaining thereto. Any such use providing its own water supply or making alterations to an existing supply, shall provide facilities conforming to the requirements and recommendations of the Colfax Board of Health and the Illinois State Department of Public Health.
11.2 SEWAGE DISPOSAL. Every use, hereafter established, utilizing public sewers shall conform to all ordinances and regulations pertaining thereto. Any such use providing its own sewage disposal facilities or making alterations in existing facilities shall conform to the requirements and recommendations of the Colfax Board of Health.
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