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.
Carpentersville Transit Improvement Plan: online surveys
The Village of Carpentersville, in partnership with the Regional
Transportation Authority (RTA), is exploring ways to improve connections
between Village residents and employers. In particular, the study will
investigate how to improve transit connections. While existing Pace
routes serve the Village, there are opportunities for improvement. The
Village is also currently working with community stakeholders to
identify existing transportation gaps and develop innovative solutions
to fill them.
This year-long project started in the Fall of 2012,
and we are interested in your opinion about the current state of the
Village's transportation network and opportunities for improvement.
Please take five minutes to complete the survey below. Nobody knows the
Village like you do; your input is valuable.
Useful Planning Links
Carpentersville Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Carpentersville 2012 Zoning Map - Full Size
Carpentersville 2012 Zoning Map - 11 x 17
(print double-sided on 11"x17" paper)
Development Standards and Design Guidelines (12 MB)
Longmeadow Parkway Corridor Study
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
TA-12-23, Proposed Text Amendments Regarding Accessory Buildings,
Structures and Uses.
TA-12-24, Proposed Text Amendments Regarding Commercial Uses in
Manufacturing Zoning Districts.