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: 
Virtual Public Hearing - A virtual public hearing was held on Monday, October 12, 2020 and Monday, November 9, 2020. After hearing testimony from the petitioner and the general public, the Plan Commission recommended the Village Board of Trustees approve the proposed document. 

The Village Board of Trustees reviewed the Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. For further updates, please contact John Spoden at (847) 918-2028. 

Click Here for Short Videos about the Comprehensive Plan

Click Here to be linked to the Comprehensive Plan Website
Image of resident viewing and labeling poster at community workshop.
Photo: Comprehensive Plan community engagement workshop.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

03.01.21 - Special Meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission 

Agenda: Click here for the agenda. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, March 1st starting at 3:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

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

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/440197973 

You can also dial in using your phone. 

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Agenda Items: 

03.08.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, March 8th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

  • ZBA 21-01 & 21-03 - 742 E. Lincoln Avenue, Sage Jung and Melissa Goldberg, Owners and Applicants
    • Request is for a variation to increase the maximum permitted lot coverage for a property located in an R-6, Single Family Residential District.
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required side yard setback in order to allow the construction of a detached garage for a property located in an 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.
  • ZBA 21-04 - 811 S. Fifth Avenue, Lawrence and Christine Genge, Owners and Applicants
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required corner side yard setback in order to construct a stoop and stairway for a property located in an R-5, Single Family Residential District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.

03.15.21 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, March 15th at 5:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

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

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/730407829

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (786) 535-3211  Access Code: 730-407-829

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

03.15.21 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, March 15th at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Anticipated Agenda Items: TBA

03.15.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, March 15th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

  • PC 21-01, PC 21-02, PC 21-03, & PC 21-04 - 232 Fourth Street, Steven Spinell, 4th Street Broadway LLC, Owner and Applicant
    • Request is for an Amendment to the Zoning Map of the Village of Libertyville in order to rezone property from O-1, Professional Services Office District to R-7, Single Family Attached Residential District for property located in an O-1, Professional Services Office District.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to the Libertyville Zoning Code - Article 4, Part C, Table 4-1 and Article 16, Table 16-1, regarding Minimum Lot Area required for Planned Developments in the R-7, Single Family Attached Residential Districts and R-8, Multiple Family Residential Districts. 
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development in order to develop a single-family attached residential development for property located in an O-1, Professional Services Office District.
    • Request is for a Planned Development Concept Plan in order to develop a single-family attached residential development for property located in an O-1, Professional Services Office District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.
  • ZBA 21-04 - 811 S. Fifth Avenue
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required corner side yard setback in order to construct a stoop and stairway for property located in an R-5, Single Family Residential District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.

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