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.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT UNDER CONSIDERATION

  • LIBERTYVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT1800, 1850, and 1950 N US Highway 45.
    • VILLAGE OF LIBERTYVILLE - Click here to view submitted materials.  
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. [PC 20-28]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Special Use Permit for a Planned Development in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex and for the removal of the Golf Learning Center and Family Entertainment Center, and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-29]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Planned Development Final Plan in order to reduce the land area and add additional parking spaces for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-30]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Special Use Permit for a Sports and Entertainment Complex in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-31]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Site Plan Permit for a Sports and Entertainment Complex in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-32]
      • Request is for a Final Plat of Subdivision in order to develop industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-33]
    • MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL FUNDS - Click here to view submitted materials.  
      • REVISED INFORMATION SUBMITTED 1/24/22
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. [PC 20-34]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Planned Development Final Plan in order to develop industrial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-35]
      • Request is for a Final Plat of Subdivision in order to develop industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-36]
  • LIBERTYVILLE HYUNDAI1001 S. Milwaukee AvenueClick here to view submitted materials. 
    • REVISED INFORMATION SUBMITTED 1/24/22
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development for a new vehicle dealership for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-32]
    • Request is for a Planned Development Concept and Final Plan simultaneous submission in order to develop a new vehicle dealership for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-33]

    • Request is for a Preliminary and Final Plat of Subdivision simultaneous submission for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-34]

  • LIBERTY JUNCTION - 1761, 1765, and 1783 N. Milwaukee Avenue. CHILM Libertyville Residential LLC, Applicant. 
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • The Village Board of Trustees approved the following items on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021. The applicant will still be required to appear before the Appearance Review Commission, Plan Commission, and Village Board of Trustees with final documents.  This website will be updated once those materials have been submitted. 
      • Request is for an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Zoning Map in order to rezone certain land from C-3, General Commercial District to R-7, Single Family Attached Residential District for property currently located in a C-3, General Commercial District. [PC 21-18]
      • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development in order to construct a townhome development, expand and improve the parking area for a restaurant, and to mass grade and make pad-ready a commercial parcel for property currently located in a C-3, General Commercial District. [PC 21-19]
      • Request is for a Planned Development Concept Plan in order to construct a townhome development, expand and improve the parking area for a restaurant, and to mass grade and make pad-ready a commercial parcel for property currently located in a C-3, General Commercial District. [PC 21-20]

      • Request is for a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for property approximately 16.5 acres in order to construct a townhome development, expand and improve the parking area for a restaurant and to mass grade and make pad-ready a commercial parcel for property currently located in a C-3, General Commercial District. [PC 21-21]


UPCOMING MEETINGS

02.14.22 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY @ 7:00 PM. 

Login information will be provided as we get closer to this meeting date. 

If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items

  • PC 21-32, PC 21-33, & PC 21-34. 1001 S. Milwaukee Avenue. Libertyville Hyundai, Applicant. 
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development for a new vehicle dealership for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-32]
    • Request is for a Planned Development Concept and Final Plan simultaneous submission in order to develop a new vehicle dealership for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-33]
    • Request is for a Preliminary and Final Plat of Subdivision simultaneous submission for property located in a C-5 Vehicle Dealer Commercial District. [PC 21-34]
    • See MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS at the top of this page to view submitted materials.
  • LIBERTYVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT - 1800, 1850, and 1950 N US Highway 45.
    • VILLAGE OF LIBERTYVILLE - Click here to view submitted materials.  
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. [PC 20-28]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Special Use Permit for a Planned Development in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex and for the removal of the Golf Learning Center and Family Entertainment Center, and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-29]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Planned Development Final Plan in order to reduce the land area and add additional parking spaces for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-30]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Special Use Permit for a Sports and Entertainment Complex in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-31]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Site Plan Permit for a Sports and Entertainment Complex in order to reduce the land area for the Village of Libertyville Sports Complex, removal of the Golf Learning Center (GLC) and Family Entertainment Center (FEC), and to add industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-32]
      • Request is for a Final Plat of Subdivision in order to develop industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-33]
    • MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL FUNDS - Click here to view submitted materials.  
      • REVISED INFORMATION SUBMITTED 1/24/22
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. [PC 20-34]
      • Request is for Final Approval of an Amendment to the Planned Development Final Plan in order to develop industrial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-35]
      • Request is for a Final Plat of Subdivision in order to develop industrial and commercial land uses for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [PC 20-36]


02.21.22 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

HPC Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when it is available.    

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY @ 5:00 PM. 

Login information will be provided as we get closer to this meeting date. 

If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Anticipated Agenda Items:

  • TBD


02.21.22 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

ARC Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when it is available.     

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY @ 5:00 PM. 

Login information will be provided as we get closer to this meeting date. 

If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Anticipated Agenda Items:

  • TBD


02.28.22 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY @ 7:00 PM. 

Login information will be provided as we get closer to this meeting date. 

If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items (Click here to review submittal items)

  • ZBA 22-01 & ZBA 22-02. 416 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Andrew Nast and Adam Clabaugh, Applicants. 
    • Request is for a variation to increase the maximum permitted limitation that prohibits specified land uses from occupying the front thirty-five (35) feet of any first floor space within a building with street frontage on Milwaukee Avenue within the C-1 Downtown Core Commercial District. [ZBA 22-01]
    • Request is for a variation to increase the maximum permitted limitation that prohibits specified land uses to occupy more than twenty-five (25) percent of the gross floor area of a building with street frontage on Milwaukee Avenue within the C-1 Downtown Core Commercial District. [ZBA 22-02]
  • ZBA 22-03. 2001 Kelley Court. Marcin Chrapek, Applicant. 
    • Request is for a variation to increase the maximum permitted height of screening for ground-mounted mechanical equipment for property located in an O-2 Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. [ZBA 22-03]
  • PC 22-02 & ZBA 22-04. 1509 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 102. Great Lake Credit Union, Applicant.
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Drive-In Establishment accessory to a Credit Union for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-02]
    • Request is for variations for signage for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [ZBA 22-04] 

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