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 PROJECTS


UPCOMING MEETINGS

06.14.21 - 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, June 14th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items:

  • PC 21-17 - 232 Fourth Street. 4th Street Broadway LLC, Applicant. 
    • Request is for a Planned Development Final Plan in order to develop a single family attached residential development for property located in an R-7, Single Family Attached Residential District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.

06.21.21 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, June 21st at 5:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

The agenda will be posted here when it is available.

06.21.21 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

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

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, June 21st at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

The agenda will be posted here when it is available.

06.28.21 - 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, June 28th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Anticipated Agenda Items:

  • PC 21-13 and ZBA 21-12 - 1940 USG Drive. Robert J. Davidson, Middough, Inc., Authorized Agent for Novartis. 
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to Chapter 26 of the Libertyville Zoning Code, Section 26-16-8.5 Authorized Variations - Board of Trustees, in order to enable the Village Board of Trustees to vary regulations in Section 26-13-5.2 relating to location of refuse containers that are located on reverse frontage lots in the O-2, Office, Manufacturing, and Distribution Park District. [PC 21-13]
    • Request is for a variation for the location of refuse containers for property located in an O-2, Office, Manufacturing, and Distribution Park District. [ZBA 21-12] 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.
  • PC 21-14, PC 21-15, & PC 21-16 - Riva Ridge Umbrella Association, Applicant. Riva Ridge Subdivision Phases 1, 2, 3, & 4. 
    • Request is for an amendment to Exhibit C, Special Conditions, under Ordinance No. 84-O-22, An Ordinance Approving Riva Ridge Phase I, in order to remove the requirement for Wood Cedar Shake Shingle roofs. [PC 21-14]
    • Request is for an amendment to Exhibit C, Special Conditions, under Ordinance No. 84-O-33, An Ordinance Approving Riva Ridge Phase II, in order to remove the requirement for Wood Cedar Shake Shingle roofs. [PC 21-15]
    • Request is for an amendment to Exhibit C, Special Conditions, under Ordinance No. 87-O-01, An Ordinance Approving Riva Ridge Phases III and IV, in order to remove the requirement for Wood Cedar Shake Shingle roofs. [PC 21-16]
    • Click here to review submitted materials.
  • ZBA 21-13 - 1121 S. Milwaukee Avenue. Jake Klopp, Game Creek Holdings, Authorized Agent for NLA/GCH Libertyville, LLC. 

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