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wclary, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

What does RS3 zoning mean and how many square feet can we build?

Asked by wclary, Chicago, IL Mon Jun 24, 2013

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You can build .9 multiplied by the lot square footage. for example a standard lot is 25x125 which is 3125sf. multiply this by .9 and you get 2812sf. If you are building a typical 2 story house with a basement that is more than 50% below grade then you divide the 2812sf by 2 floors to get a typical floor plate of 1406sf. you would also have to double check the setbacks and rear yard open space. I suggest consulting an architect such as myself to take this further. I can also help you find a lot that will best suit your design needs.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 24, 2013
Check the following site
http://www.clvn.org/pdf/zoningCodeSummary.pdf‎
CHICAGO ZONING CODE SUMMARY. New Code ... Rear Yard Setback. Side Setback. RS3. R3. Single Family. 0.9. 30'. 2500/unit. < 20' or 16% or avg depth of ...
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 25, 2013
This is a good question for a zoning attorney. RS districts were created in Chicago to accommodate the development of detached homes on individual lots. Each district is differentiated by the minimum lot area standard. I don't know the set back requirements or on how many square feet you may build.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 24, 2013
Zoning regulate type of properties allow in the areas ...you don’t want a factory in a residential Street for Example

Las codigos de regulacion , estan disenados para regular el tipo de viviendas en cada area de la ciudad , por ejemplo no quieres , un garaje de camiones en un barrios residencial
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