Development Process

Staff is here to guide residents, developers, and businesses through the development process. This includes gathering public input on proposed development through public hearings (if necessary) and review of plans for compliance with:

  • Zoning
  • Stormwater Management
  • Building Codes
  • Site plan and setbacks
  • Traffic and circulation
  • Lighting standards
  • Others as required. 

This review process helps to ensure that all development in the Village is well-planned, organized, thoughtful, complements existing developments, and aligns with the Comprehensive Plan and strategic goals set by the Village Board.  

The process typically includes:

  1. Initial meeting with staff to discuss a concept and feasibility of that concept. 
  2. Formal submission of application and plans for review by Village Staff.
  3. Upon initial review approval by Village Staff, scheduling a meeting or public hearing before the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) with staff analysis for public review and comment. 
  4. Recommendation from P&Z is considered by the Village Board for final vote.