My client's comprehensive plan wants to have additional front yard setbacks to preserve the rural character of the community. I am updating the zoning ordinance which will have additional setbacks along certain arterials and collectors above and beyond the setback requirements for each zoning district. For example, Highway "A" will have a setback of 75', "County Line Road" will have a setback of 100', etc.
Most of the land within the corporate boundary is already developed. New developments are being annexed to the community. Much of the remaining land within the municipality's 2.5 mile planning jurisdiction is existing farmland. However, the Illinois Compiled Statutes note that municipalities can only enforce zoning requirements within the corporate limits, which is already built out.
There are plenty of roads within the planning jurisdiction which could have additional setbacks in order to meet the intent of the comprehensive plan. Can this be accomplished through the zoning ordinance, and if so, how? Are there alternatives (PUD requirements, subdivsion regs, annexation agreements, etc.).