The Planning Division assists with the review of proposed land uses and development projects in order to ensure compatibility with the Village's Comprehensive Plan. The division assists in implementing major planning initiatives, such as corridor and special area studies. The Planning Division processes petitions for annexations, rezonings, site plan reviews, subdivisions, aesthetics, variations, and conditional use permits, while providing excellence in service and applying innovative planning techniques to support Village residents, businesses, and commissions in navigating the regulatory review process. The Planning Division also provides staff support for the following Commissions:
Clicking on the link below will display a flowchart that illustrates the steps involved in the Village of Glenview's planning process.
A development meeting is an informal initial step in the overall planning process. Any interested party can schedule a meeting with staff to discuss a proposed development or improvement of property within the Village of Glenview. A development meeting is required prior to the filing of any application for site plan review, annexation, subdivision, rezoning or planned development.
What should I bring?
Bring a plat of survey, concept plans or your development ideas so that they can be discussed.
Who will attend?
Village staff members representing the Planning and Inspectional Services Divisions will provide input and be available to answer any procedural, zoning, permitting, engineering or infrastructure questions. It is recommended that the developer invite all members of their development team with whom staff will interact on the particular project (including entitlements coordinators, architects, engineers, landscape architects, consultants, etc.).
What will be discussed?
Staff will provide information regarding the development process within the Village of Glenview and will be available during this time to answer any questions that you may have regarding the feasibility of your proposal.
Does Staff recommend approval to Commissions?
Village staff do not make recommendations to the Plan Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals or Appearance Commission regarding approval or denial of your proposal, but act as a source of information and guidance for interested parties throughout the process.
How do I schedule a development meeting?
Development meetings are held regularly every Monday, except on official holidays, and start promptly at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. To schedule a development meeting, contact Tony Repp, Senior Planner, at (847) 904-4309.
Annexations and zoning changes
- Annexation process information
- Annexation with agreement
- Involuntary Annexation
- Official Map Amendment --The Village of Glenview's Comprehensive Official Map designates the appropriate future land use and zoning designations for property within the Village's existing corporate limits as well as for unincorporated properties within 1.5 miles of the Village's corporate limits. The Official Map is a useful document for both the Village and property owners as the map designates the appropriate and acceptable zoning classifications of land should annexation to the Village of Glenview be proposed in the future.
- Rezoning -- The Village of Glenview's Zoning Map designates a zoning district classification to all property within the Village's current corporate limits. These zoning district designations establish the permitted land uses and bulk regulations for each area. If a change in property zoning is proposed, public hearings are required to give the public opportunity to respond and comment on any propose change in permissible land uses and bulk regulations.
Site plan approvals
Planned unit developments
Chapter 18 of the Village of Glenview Municipal Code requires that all properties be complete lots of record before any new building permits will be issued. The Final subdivision process can involve the consolidation of existing lots/parcels into a new single lot of record or the division of existing lots/parcels into multiple new lots of record. Often times, easements are granted and public right-of-way is dedicated through this process. The subdivision of property can also trigger expenses relating to the installation of outstanding/missing public improvements including roadway pavement, sidewalks, curb & gutter, and parkway trees.
State of Illinois Licensed Professional Land Surveyors should reference the following additional information:
- Subdivision Plat Guidelines
- State of Illinois Plat Act (765 ILCS 205)
- Village of Glenview Municipal Code Chapter 66: Subdivisions
- Village of Glenview Engineering Standards Manual: Section IV. Plats
- FEMA Map Service Center
- School and park donations
Conditional use permits
Zoning variation appeals and applications
Appearance Commission applications
Historic preservation applications