Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1356    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances relating to certain nature-based topics.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2022 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/11/2022
Title: Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances relating to certain nature-based topics.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A Final Draft Ordinance, 2. Exhibit B (UDO Amendments in ALP Format_10_5_22), 3. ZBA Resolution
Title
Ordinance amending Chapter 151: Unified Development Ordinance of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances relating to certain nature-based topics.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) conducted a public hearing on July 28, 2022 to consider proposed zoning text amendments focused on wildlife rehabilitation, ecotherapy, and animal exhibition uses.
* The amendments would establish a new 'ecotherapy' use within the Community Services use category and a new 'Entertainment-oriented Animal Exhibition Facility' use within the Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment use category. Also included are revisions to the Wildlife Rehabilitation use category. The ZBA unanimously recommended approval of the proposed amendments as presented and reflected in Exhibit A.
* Upon subsequent review at its September 28 meeting, the PWPT Committee recommended approval of the amendments as proposed and reflected in Exhibit A. The recommended amendments have been formatted into a document ready for codification as reflected in Exhibit B. The Ordinance will become effective upon County Board adoption of Exhibit B.

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ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board adopted the Unified Development Ordinance of Lake County, Illinois on April 11, 2000; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board incorporated the Lake County Unified Development Ordinance into the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances as Chapter 151 of the Lake County, Illinois Code of Ordinances on February 10, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Code requires periodic review to maintain relevancy and address changing conditions; and

WHEREAS, the Planning, Building and Development Department prepared draft ordinance text amendments which would permit wildlife rehabilitation, ecotherapy, and entertainment-oriented animal exhibition facilities as conditional uses in certain unincorporated zoning districts subject to restrictions, and recommended that the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) conduct a public h...

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