Planning Division

200 E. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048


(847) 918-2028 Fax: (847) 367-5148

The Planning Division is led by John P. Spoden, AICP as the Director of Community Development. We are responsible for the long range planning, zoning, planned land use development, economic development, and meeting the Village established guidelines for the appearance of commercial and industrial properties including facades, landscaping and signs.

Our residents regularly work with the Planning Division to check lot coverage as well as heights and size of new structures at their home. Lot coverage needs to be checked for all driveways, patios, private sidewalks, swimming pools, firepits and some retaining walls. You will need to provide a copy of your plat of survey for accurate calculations. You can contact us on-line or by phone at (847) 918-2028.

The Planning Division provides Staff support to the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and Appearance Review Commission.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE: 
The Village Board of Trustees approved the 2030 Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Libertyville on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. 

Click Here for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Image of resident viewing and labeling poster at community workshop.
Photo: Comprehensive Plan community engagement workshop.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

05.10.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Plan Commission: Click here to view the agenda. Refer below for agenda materials. 

Zoning Board of Appeals: Click here to view the agenda. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, May 10th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/250009557 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122  Access Code: 250-009-557

Agenda Items:

  • ZBA 21-10 - 234 Florence Court. Charles and Judith Zemeske, Owners and Applicants. 
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required side yard setback in order to approve the construction of a detached garage for property located in an R-7, Single Family Attached Residential District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials. 
  • PC 21-09 and PC 21-10 - 1585 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suites 11, 12, & 13. A Safe Place, Lessee and Applicant. Authorized Agent for PKMK, LLC #1, Owner. 
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to Section 26-6-2.3 of the Libertyville Zoning Code to include Other Individual and Family Services (624190) as a Special Permit Use in the O-1, Professional Services Office District. [PC 21-09]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for an Individual and Family Service agency in order to allow for A Safe Place, a provider of domestic violence services, to occupy property located in an O-1, Professional Services Office District.  [PC 21-10]
    • Click here to review submitted materials.

05.17.21 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when it is available. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, May 17th at 5:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

  • TBD

05.17.21 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when it is available. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

  • TBD

05.24.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

PC/ZBA Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when it is available. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, May 24th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items:

  • TBD

RESOURCES


The following resources are available to assist your land planning efforts.

Zoning Map

View the Zoning Map or purchase a copy of the Zoning Map from the Planning Division for $10.00.

Zoning Code


Download the Zoning Code from this site or purchase the Zoning Code in paper copy from the Planning Division for $30.00.

Comprehensive Plan


Download the Comprehensive Plan or purchase a paper copy of the Comprehensive Plan from the Planning Division for $50.00.

Downtown Transit Oriented Development Plan