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 DEVELOPMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION

  • LIBERTY JUNCTION - 1761, 1765, and 1783 N. Milwaukee Avenue. CHILM Libertyville Residential LLC & 1783 N. Milwaukee Parking, LLC.  
    • This project was heard by the Plan Commission on Monday, April 18, 2022. The Plan Commission recommended the Village Board approve the requests for a Planned Development Final Plan and a Final Plat of Subdivision.
    • The Village Board of Trustees will review the FINAL APPROVAL REQUEST at a meeting in May 2022. 
    • FINAL APPROVAL REQUEST - Click here to view submitted materials.
      • Request is for a Planned Development Final Plan. 
      • Request is for a Final Plat of Subdivision. 
    • PRELIMINARY APPROVALS - Click here to view previously approved documents. The Village Board of Trustees approved the following requests on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021. The applicant is still required to appear before the Appearance Review Commission, Plan Commission, and Village Board of Trustees with final documents. Click on the link next to FINAL APPROVAL REQUEST to view the most recent submittal documents. 
      • Request is for an Amendment to the Village of Libertyville Zoning Map. [PC 21-18]
      • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development. [PC 21-19]
      • Request is for a Planned Development Concept Plan. [PC 21-20]

      • Request is for a Preliminary Plat of Subdivision for property approximately 16.5 acres. [PC 21-21]

  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING - 500 Peterson Road. Click here to view submitted materials. 
    • This project was heard by the Plan Commission on Monday, April 25, 2022. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Plan Commission voted to continue the item until Monday, June 13, 2022, so the applicant can address questions and comments raised during the meeting. The applicant has further requested that this item be continued to Monday, July 11, 2022. It is anticipated the meeting on July 11, 2022 will be at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue. 
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Development. [PC 22-09]
    • Request is for a Planned Development Concept Plan. [PC 22-04]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for dwellings on the second and third floor containing a commercial (office) use. [PC 22-05]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Senior Citizen Housing Development. [PC 22-06]
  • LOT 28 EAST ELLIS AVENUE 
  • 416 N. Milwaukee Avenue - Andrew Nast,  Applicant.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to the Zoning Code in two (2) places: [PC 22-18]
      • Zoning Code Section 26-2-2 Definitions:
        • Shared Workspace means the use of an office space or other working environment, through a membership that allows for hourly, daily, and monthly use by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge. In this flexible workspace model, numerous businesses, individuals, and teams work alongside each other in a large, communal area. These communal areas often have multiple seating option, including private office spaces, conference rooms, reserved desks and lounge areas. 
      • Zoning Code Section 26-5-2.3. Special Permit Uses in the C-1 Downtown Core Commercial District:
        • Add, "Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) limited to a Shared Workspace Provision". 
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) limited to a Shared Workspace Provision for property located in the C-1 Downtown Core Commercial District. [PC 22-19]
  • 175 Peterson Road - Apex Design Build, Authorized Agent for Libertyville Ventures, LLC.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to the Libertyville Zoning Code in order to include Veterinary Services (541940) as a Special Permit Use in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-27]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Veterinary Service. [PC 22-28]
    • Request is for a Site Plan Permit for a Veterinary Service. [PC 22-29]
  • APPROVED - LIBERTYVILLE SPORTS COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT - 1800, 1850, and 1950 N US Highway 45.


UPCOMING MEETINGS

06.27.22 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

PC/ZBA Agenda: Click here to view the agenda.

This meeting will be held @ 7:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue. 

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

Agenda Items

  • Lot 28 - 252 East Ellis Avenue 
  • UPDATE: The applicant has requested that this item be continued to Monday, August 22, 2022. It will not be heard by the PC/ZBA on June 27, 2022.  
  • 939 E. Park Avenue - Jeff Davidson, Applicant. 
    • Click here to view submitted materials. 
    • Click here to view revised materials dated June 9, 2022.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to Section 26-16-8.5 of the Libertyville Zoning Code relating to Authorized Variations - Board of Trustees in order to allow the Village Board of Trustees the authority to grant variations as it relates to the screening requirement for outdoor storage in Section 26-16-13-5.1. [PC 22-11]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for Rental and Leasing Services for truck and utility trailer rental to include outdoor storage to not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the lot in order to allow a U-Haul Moving Truck Facility for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [PC 22-12]
    • Request is for a Site Plan Permit in order to construct a building addition and provide outdoor storage for property that requires a Special Use Permit located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [PC 22-13]
    • Request is for a Variation to reduce the minimum required front yard setback in order to construct a building addition for property that requires a Special Use Permit located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [ZBA 22-11]
    • Request is for a Variation to reduce the minimum required amount of screening of permitted outdoor storage for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [ZBA 22-15]
  • 834 Liberty Drive, Unit B - Tala Coffee Roasters,  Applicant.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Click here to view revised materials submitted June 9, 2022.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to the Libertyville Zoning Code in order to include Food Service and Drinking Places, but limited to Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars (722213) as a Special Permitted Use in the I-3 General Industrial District. [PC 22-14]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage bar in order to allow a coffee shop with on-premise brewing for property located in an I-3 General Industrial District. [PC 22-15]
    • Request is for Variations for signage for property located in an I-3 General Industrial District. [ZBA 22-12]
  • 444 W. Peterson Road - Wynkoop Holdings LLC, Applicant. 
    • Click here to view submitted materials. 
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to include Indoor Golf Simulator Centers as a Special Use Permit in the C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-20]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for an Indoor Golf Simulator Center for property located in the C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-21]


07.11.22 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

This meeting will be held @ 7:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue. 

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

Anticipated Agenda Items

  • 500 Peterson Road - Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Applicant. 
  • 1718 Cedar Glen Court - Jim Lobus, Applicant. 
    • Due to improper notification by the applicant, this item is being re-noticed for the July 11, 2022, Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Variation to reduce the minimum required rear yard setback in order to construct a house addition for property located in the R-5 Single Family Residential District at 1718 Cedar Glen Court. [ZBA 22-18]
  • 1755 N. Butterfield Road - North Shore Signs, Authorized Agent for AGSCO Corporation. 
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Major Adjustment to the Planned Development Final Plan in order to install signage for property located in the O-2 Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District at 1755 N. Butterfield Road in the Pharma Logistics Corporate Center Planned Development. [PC 22-22]


07.18.22 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

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

This meeting will be held @ 5:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue.  

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

Anticipated Agenda Items: TBD


07.18.22 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

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

This meeting will be held @ 5:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue.  

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

Anticipated Agenda Items: 


07.25.22 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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

This meeting will be held @ 7:00 PM in the Board Room of Village Hall at 118 W. Cook Avenue. 

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

Anticipated Agenda Items

  • 1050 E. Park Avenue - The Hezner Corporation, Authorized Agent for Edward Herchenbach. 
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services for property located in an I-3 General Industrial District. [PC 22-23]
    • Request is for a Site Plan Permit for Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services for property located in an I-3 General Industrial District. [PC 22-24]
  • 1330 N. Milwaukee Avenue - Watermark Engineering Resources, Ltd., Authorized Agent for McDonald's USA LLC.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for an Amendment to the Special Use Permit in order to update the existing single lane drive-through to a double lane drive-through for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-25]
    • Request is for an Amendment to a Site Plan Permit in order to update the existing single lane drive-through to a double lane drive-through for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-26]
    • Request is for a Variation to reduce the minimum required number of parking spaces in order to update the existing single lane drive-through to a double-lane drive-through for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-27]
  • 175 Peterson Road - Apex Design Build, Authorized Agent for Libertyville Ventures, LLC.
    • Click here to view submitted materials.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to the Libertyville Zoning Code in order to include Veterinary Services (541940) as a Special Permit Use in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-27]
    • Request is for a Special Use Permit for a Veterinary Service for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-28]
    • Request is for a Site Plan Permit for a Veterinary Service for property located in a C-3 General Commercial District. [PC 22-29]

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