The majority of new development requests in the Village are reviewed by the Architectural Review Board and/or the Zoning Board, depending on the scope of the proposal, before being forwarded to the Village Board for final dispensation.

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board is a 6-member (5 full members and 1 alternate member) advisory body, appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, which considers development requests related to zoning, and provides recommendations to the Village Board for final approval. The Zoning Board is responsible for conducting Public Hearings for such development requests as rezoning and subdivision, Special Use permits and variations (except when related to Planned Unit Developments and Annexations requests). The Zoning Board also considers all zoning appeals and makes recommendations for all requests to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for their consideration. The Zoning Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room at the Village Hall. Information regarding review and approval processes that receive review by the Zoning Board can be found and downloaded below:

Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is a 7-member (6 full members and 1 alternate member) advisory body, appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, which considers proposals for new or revised commercial, industrial, assembly uses, and multi-family developments, and provides recommendations to the Village Board for final approval. The ARB reviews exterior building elevations, signage, site plans, landscape plans, photometrics (lighting) and exterior equipment screening plans. The ARB also conducts Public Hearings for certain exterior improvements (such as signage) requiring a variation. The Architectural Review Board meeting is held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Information packets that detail review and approval processes, involving the ARB, can be viewed and downloaded below:

Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Community Development at 847.913.2310.