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.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

04.19.21 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Agenda: Click here to review the agenda. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, April 19th at 5:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 622-650-693

Agenda Items (Click here to view materials)

  • HPC 21-04 - Request is for new signage.  100 E. Cook Avenue, Suite 200.
  • HPC 21-05 - Request is for a new awning.  508 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

04.19.21 - Appearance Review Commission Meeting

Agenda: Click here to review the agenda. Refer below for agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, April 19th at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email Chris Sandine.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/823472293

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 823-472-293

Agenda Items (Click here to view materials)

  • ARC 21-07 - Request is for new building facades.  151 W. Golf Road
  • ARC 21-11 - Request is for new signage.  850 S. Milwaukee Avenue.
  • ARC 21-12 - Request is for new signage.  870 S. Milwaukee Avenue.
  • ARC 21-13 - Request is for new building facades and signage.  1121 S. Milwaukee Avenue.
  • ARC 21-14 - Request is for new signage.  1100 N. US HW 45.
  • ARC 21-15 - Request is for new signage.  1354 S. Milwaukee Avenue.
  • ARC 21-16 - Request is for new building facades and other exterior improvements.  708 W. Park Avenue.
  • ARC 21-17 - Request is for new lighting, landscaping, and other exterior improvements. 2501 Commerce Drive.
  • ARC 21-18 - Request is for new building facades, landscaping, lighting, and signage. 1620 S. Milwaukee Avenue.

04.26.21 - Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

PC/ZBA Agenda: The agenda will be posted here when available. Refer below for anticipated agenda materials.

The Village will be hosting this as a virtual meeting on Monday, April 26th starting at 7:00 PM. If you have any comments or questions about the proposed items, please email David Smith.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 474-064-581

Anticipated Agenda Items: 

  • ZBA 21-05 - 101 W. Rockland Road. Sergio Casillas and Oscar Garcia, Authorized Agent for Ronald G. Parsons, Owner. 
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required number of parking spaces in order to allow for a restaurant expansion for property located in a C-3 General Commercial Zoning District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials. 
  • ZBA 21-06 - 1940 USG Drive. Robert J. Davidson, Middough, Inc., Authorized Agent for Platinum Owner IL, LLC, Owner. 
    • Request is for a variation to reduce the minimum required side yard setback in order to allow for the installation of ground-mounted mechanical equipment in the side yard for property located in an O-2 Office, Manufacturing and Distribution Park District. 
    • Click here to review submitted materials.
  • PC 21-07 and PC 21-08 & ZBA 21-07, ZBA 21-08, and ZBA 21-09 - 1530 Artaius Parkway. Darren Anders, Durable Inc./Garden Investment Co., Owner and Applicant.
    • Request is for a Text Amendment to Chapter 26 (Zoning Code), Section 26-16-8.5, Authorized Variations - Board of Trustees, to vary certain parking and loading requirements regarding Section 26-10-2.4, "Design and Maintenance Requirements", as it relates to Off_Street Loading in the I-1, I-2, and I-3 Industrial Districts. [PC 21-07]
    • Request is for a Site Plan Permit in order to construct a truck dock loading area improvements and to expand parking lot area for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [PC 21-08]
    • Request is for a variation in order to allow loading spaces to be located closer to the public right-of-way, an existing easement for private road and underground utilities, than the facade of the building facing such right-of-way for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [ZBA 21-07]
    • Request is for a variation to increase the maximum allowed percentage of the width of a wall of a building facing a street containing loading docks or loading dock door for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [ZBA 21-08]
    • Request is for a variation to allow loading spaces located on a side of the building facing a street, an existing easement for private road and underground utilities, to not be enclosed by the building for property located in an I-1 Limited Industrial District. [ZBA 21-09]
    • Click here to review submitted materials.

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