At a public meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) proposed minor changes to the Planned Manufacturing District (PMD) #4, Kinzie Industrial Corridor. PMDs are intended to preserve the city’s manufacturing bases by preserving manufacturing zoning; essentially, only manufacturing uses are permitted. A small number of commercial uses are allowed, such as accessory retail, food & beverage, and office uses. The meeting was part of the Kinzie Framework Plan, part of Mayor Emanuel’s Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative.
In the proposal, the Kinzie PMD’s boundary would remain as-is, but the areas covered by Subareas A and B would change. Subarea B would move to cover the area east of Ashland, and the Subarea A would cover the area west of Ashland. The FAR limit of 3.0 would remain. (This PMD’s boundaries were first truncated, last year, to remove the area east of Ogden.)
Existing PMD map