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


UPCOMING MEETINGS

10.25.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

PC Agenda: Click here to view the agenda. 

ZBA Agenda: Click here to view the agenda. 

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, at 7:00 PM. Regardless of vaccination status, attendees are required to wear a mask.

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

Agenda Items (CLICK ON ADDRESS FOR MORE INFORMATION):

  • 1286 Oak Trail Drive. Daron Sheldon, Applicant. 
    • Variation for the location of a fence for property located in an R-2 Single Family Residential District. [ZBA 21-19]
  • 1414 S. Milwaukee Avenue. Fitfoody Wellness LLC d/b/a Studio Elevate Fit, Applicant. 
    • Special Use Permit for a Fitness Center in order to allow a physical fitness studio to occupy a commercial tenant space within the Red Top Plaza Shopping Center in a C-4 Shopping Center Commercial District. [PC 21-26]
  • 320 W. Peterson Road. Private Ink, Applicant. 
    • Text Amendment to Section 26-5-4.3 of the Libertyville Zoning Code to include Other Personal Care Services (81219), but limited to Tattoo Parlors (812199) as a Special Permit Use in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 21-29] 
    • Special Use Permit for a Tattoo Parlor for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 21-30]


11.08.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

The meeting will be held at the Libertyville Civic Center at 135 W. Church Street, Libertyville, Illinois, at 7:00 PM. Regardless of vaccination status, attendees are required to wear a mask.

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

Anticipated Agenda Items (see MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS listed above to review submitted materials):

  • LIBERTY JUNCTION - 1761, 1765, and 1783 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Moises Cukierman-CHILM Libertyville Residential LLC, Co-Applicant George Archos, 1783 N. Milwaukee Parking, LLC, Co-Applicant
    • Amendment to the Zoning Map of the Village of Libertyville Zoning Map in order to rezone property from C-3, General Commercial District to R-7, Single Family Attached Residential District for property currently located in an C-3, General Commercial District. [PC 21-18] 
    • Special Use Permit for a Planned Development in order to develop a single family attached residential 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] 
    • Planned Development Concept Plan in order to develop a single family attached residential 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] 
    • Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for property approximately 15.5 acres in order to develop a single family attached residential 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] 


11.15.21 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

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

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, at 5:00 PM. Regardless of vaccination status, attendees are required to wear a mask.

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

Agenda Items: TBD


11.15.21 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

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

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, at 5:00 PM. Regardless of vaccination status, attendees are required to wear a mask.

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

Agenda Items: TBD

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