The Community Development Department contains the Planning, Inspectional Services, and Engineering Divisions and provides land development, infrastructure, and economic development services for the community. The Department team members comprised of both Village staff and consultants strive to create great places to live, work and play; ensure Glenview’s buildings and developments are safe; and, design, review and construct the Village’s infrastructure.
The Community Development Department is located at 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026. For general inquiries call (847) 904-4340.
Jeff Brady, Director of Community Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Planning Division assists applicants and the public with the development review process and use of property within the Village of Glenview 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 development review process.
Contact Tony Repp, Senior Planner, at (847) 904-4309 to set up a development meeting.
The Inspectional Services Division enforces Glenview's building, health, fire, property maintenance, and zoning codes. It reviews, approves, inspects, and issues permits for all private property construction throughout the Village, and coordinates and performs inspections and follow up on violations and complaints.
The Development Center is the first point of customer contact for all Community Development-related services. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment by effectively and efficiently providing the highest level of customer service through increased access to staff, establishment of clear expectations, and simplifying development processes.
The Development Center staff will respond to walk-in, email, and phone inquiries related to planning, engineering, building permits, inspections, capital project improvements, and complaints. Customers will also be able to submit permit applications, have simple permits issued over-the-counter, obtain a small/medium sized permit through our same day review (SDR) process, submit large sized permits through the traditional plan review process, schedule building and engineering inspections, and/or receive technical and administrative assistance.
Inspectional Services also handles issues pertaining to public health such as:
- Conducting regular inspections of restaurants, retail stores, bakeries, school cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers and temporary food services
- Investigating citizen complaints concerning said establishments as well as rodent and insect infestations, garbage storage, weeds, debris, and other health hazards
- Informing residents about a wide range of public health topics ranging from West Nile Virus and influenza vaccinations to visiting nurses, clinics, welfare and social organizations
For all other general inquiries call (847) 904-4340.
The Engineering Division is responsible for the design of the Village's Capital Improvement Projects, issuing engineering permits for private development, and management of the Village's floodplain and stormwater programs. Infrastructure improvements undertaken by the Village include public road reconstruction and resurfacing; and water, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and related improvements.