Pending Zoning Applications
Below is a listing, by the scheduled Public Hearing date, for zoning relief application(s)
which are pending consideration by the Village.
Click on the address or title to view additional information and the nature of the zoning relief requested. Public comment is invited at the Public Hearing. Documents related to each application may be inspected during business hours in the Community Development Department. The Village has also developed a story map, which graphically shows significant developments in the community that are being reviewed or have been approved. This story map is available here.
Case #PC-04-17: 7250 North Cicero Avenue – Rezoning from O-1, Office to B-2, General Business Zoning District, Special Uses for a Hotel, Off-Street Parking Location, and Operating Hours, and Variations for Building Height, Off-Street Parking, Landscaping, and Signage Variations
Request: Consideration of a request by DML Properties, Property Owner, for a Rezoning, Special Uses, Building and Site Variations, and Signage Variations needed for a proposed new six-story hotel and off-street parking area at the property commonly known as 7250 North Cicero Avenue. The requested Rezoning is from the O-1, Office Zoning District to the B-2, General Business Zoning District. The requested Special Uses include: 1) to permit a hotel use in the B-2, Zoning District; 2) to permit off-street parking in the front and corner side yards of the lot; and 3) to allow a business within 150 feet of a residentially-zoned property to operate between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Also requested are Variations to: 1) allow a maximum building height that exceeds 38 feet or three (3) stories; 2) allow less than the required off-street parking for a hotel of this size; 3) allow less than the required off-street parking perimeter landscaping area along Jarlath, Cicero, and Chase Avenues; 4) allow less than the required off-street parking interior landscaping area; 5) allow a wall sign on a wall that does not face a street, but is adjacent to residential property; 6) allow wall signs that are located at a higher elevation on the hotel building than the maximum permitted 30-feet height from grade; 7) allow greater than one monument sign on a lot; 8) allow a monument sign to be located less than the minimum required setback from an exterior property line; 9) allow parking spaces and drive aisles in an off-street parking lot to be less than the minimum required size standards; and 10) allow an illuminated freestanding sign within 75 feet of a residentially-zoned district.
Request: Consideration of a Zoning Code Text Amendment to modify the permissibility and requirements for Natural Screening on residential properties and adjacent Natural Screening as defined as a Special Fence due to its location on public rights-of-way and utility easements.
Request: Consideration of a request by Robert Tucker, property owner, to allow the installation of a sound wall along the east property line abutting Interstate 94. The proposed sound wall requires approval of a Special Fence based on its proposed ten-foot height, lack of open area in the proposed fence design, and proposed location on the property.
(Motion to Recommend Approval, With Conditions, by a 4-0 Vote)
Request: Consideration of a request by Chalet Nursery, on behalf of Myles Berman, property owner, to approve three Variations including: 1) to allow for the construction of a six-foot-tall fence in the side yard along the southern property line; 2) to allow the proposed fence along the southern property line to be built as a solid fence; and 3) to allow for the installation of a backup electrical generator less than five feet from the northern side lot line.
(Motion to Recommend Denial for Generator Placement by a 4-0 Vote)
(Motion to Recommend Approval for Fence Placement by a 4-0 Vote)
Request: Consideration of a request by Jose Quizhpi, property owner, to allow the replacement of a one-car garage with a new two-car garage in the rear yard. The proposed garage requires a Variation to allow for a total building coverage on the property of greater than 35 percent.
(Motion to Recommend Approval by a 3-1 Vote)
Request: Consideration of a request by Michael and Amanda Gutwaks, property owners, to allow an existing non-compliant fence and gate to remain in place in the north and south side yards near the front façade of the home. The fence and gate require Variations to allow them to be set back less than three feet from the front façade of the home to allow for a “semi-private” fence in the side yard.
(Motion to Recommend Approval, With Conditions, by a 3-1 Vote)
Request: Consideration of a Special Use to allow residential units above a commercial use, and six Variations to permit: 1) a new mixed-use building to be set back greater than required five-foot build-to line; 2) a drive aisle functioning as a two-way drive aisle to be less than the minimum width; 3) less than the minimum required number of off-street parking spaces; 4) the location of off-street parking to the front of the proposed building; 5) less than the required eight-foot perimeter landscape for the parking area; and 6) a six-foot masonry wall as screening between zoning districts rather than the required eight-foot masonry wall.
(Motion to Recommend Approval by a 5-1 Vote)
Case #PC-12-17: 6755 North Cicero Avenue – Amendment to Approved Special Use Permits and Approval of New Variations Related to the Required Landscape Setback and Screening Area Between Zoning Districts
Request: Consideration of a request to amend previously-approved Special Use Permits and for new Variations to allow: 1) a six-foot-tall wood fence in place of an eight-foot-tall masonry wall as an alternative to meeting the minimum ten-foot-wide landscape setback and screening area between commercial and residential zoning districts; 2) a landscape setback and screening area that is five feet in width to contain a single row of densely-planted landscaping rather than the required double row in a ten-foot-wide landscape setback and screening area between commercial and residential zoning districts; and 3) a hedge row less than the required six-foot height at the time of installation.
(Motion to Recommend Approval by a 4-3 Vote)
Request: Consideration of a Zoning Code Text Amendment to modify the permissibility and requirements for Natural Screening on residential properties and adjacent Natural Screening defined as a Special Fence due to its location on public rights-of-way and utility easements.
(Continued Without Discussion)
Request: Consideration of a Zoning Code Text Amendment to permit establishment of a Retail Overlay Zone over M-B zoned properties between West Devon Avenue, North Lincoln Avenue, and the former Union Pacific property (also known as the Lincolnwood Union Pacific Recreation Path).
(Motion to Recommend Approval by a 7-0 Vote)