As a mature community, the Village has little vacant land left for new development. Therefore, ensuring that new development occurs wisely and takes place in a manner that complements existing developments is crucial. Staff works with property owners and business owners on attraction and retention, considers the redevelopment of the Town Center in ways that continue to promote “live, shop, play” in our downtown, assists residents and businesses to occupy, maintain/renovate, expand, or make improvements to their property within the guidelines of the Zoning Ordinance.
The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews projects, plans, and proposals and makes recommendations to the Village Board for new development. This includes zoning, special uses, planned unit developments (PUDs), zoning ordinance amendments, and subdivisions.
The Zoning Board of Appealsis responsible for considering variations and appeals related to residential zoned property in the Village.