Community Development

The mission of Community Development is to guide and encourage development in a manner that protects public interest and improves quality of life for the village's residents and visitors.

The division oversees the building, planning and zoning operations of the village and works closely with other village staff, the Village Board, Plan Commission, Architectural Control Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Development Authority, and most committees of the Village Board.

Appleton Avenue early fall

Department Responsibilities

  • Assisting the various boards and committees with the development of ordinances
  • Issuing building permits and other construction-related permits
  • Inspecting the work done under building and construction-related permits
  • Issuing and enforcing development-related permits
  • Doing liaison work with contractors and citizens
  • Preparing various redevelopment and long-range plans and reports
  • Performing miscellaneous information gathering