Planning and Zoning
Planning and zoning functions are directly related and pertain to the
review and analysis of potential development. Whether you need a
variance, a rezoning, or are considering annexing or developing property
within the Village of Carpentersville, the Planning and Zoning personnel
will guide you through the process.
Planning and Zoning personnel of the Village of Carpentersville focus
on current and future land uses, their locations within the Village,
and the administration of the Village Zoning Ordinance and the
applicable zoning district regulations.
Planning and Zoning personnel also review applications such as Planned
Unit Developments, Special Use Permits, Preliminary and Final Plats of Subdivisions, Variances, Zoning Map Amendments/Rezoning requests,
Concept Plans, Code Appeals, and Annexations relating to new
developments and businesses.
These personnel focus on site plan review for compliance with Village
Ordinances and Development Standards and providing the Village Staff
recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Village Board
on these applications.
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in January 2007 and sets
forth long-range recommendations for the future growth and development
within the community and for the maintenance of and enhancement to the
existing image and character of the Village. The plan was amended
in June 2009 to include the Longmeadow Parkway Corridor Study.
Planning and Zoning staff also review patios, decks, garages, swimming
pools and other similar such permits to ensure compliance with the
Zoning Ordinance and the applicable zoning district regulations, such as
setbacks and lot coverage.
Useful Planning Links
Carpentersville Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Carpentersville 2013 Zoning Map - Full Size
(print double-sided on 11"x17" paper)
Development Standards and Design Guidelines (12 MB)
Longmeadow Parkway Corridor Study
Old Town Plan (12MB)
The American Planning
The Illinois Chapter of
the American Planning Association
Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) - formerly the Northeastern
Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) and the Chicago Area Transportation
Upcoming Public Hearings
Text Amendments to create a new R-2-A Residential Zoning District for
the Meadowdale & Lincolnwood Manor neighborhoods
Amendment to rezone the Meadowdale & Lincolnwood Manor neighborhoods to
the new R-2-A Residential Zoning District