Planning Division

Overview


It is through planning and zoning that communities are shaped and guided in an orderly way. Planning ties together the Village's growth with the goal of helping create a healthy, well developed community. The Planning Division reviews and analyzes all land development plans for the Village including subdivisions, special uses, annexations, re-zonings and planned unit developments. Planning staff members work with the public, including residents and  developers, to help them understand the development process and the zoning rights associated with a specific parcel of land.  

Duties


Planning staff members engage in long-range planning, including reviewing and updating the Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning Division also handles other activities such as:
  • Actively assisting with issue resolution in the Village Center
  • Build-out analysis
  • Staff liaison to the Appearance Review Commission, Plan Commission, and Village Center Commission
  • Support for Economic Development Initiatives including maintenance of demographic data and a listing of available commercial properties
  • Support for various task forces
  • Window signage regulations