A Zoning Ordinance for Berwyn
The City of Berwyn is committed to promoting a sustainable environment that enhances vitality and quality of life. The City recently created and adopted the Berwyn Comprehensive Plan. The City has already undertaken initiatives to revitalize commercial centers and install bike signage to promote safe biking. Now, the City is working toward another major Comprehensive Plan recommendation: revising its zoning ordinance.
The public will have several opportunities to participate in the planning process. The City of Berwyn, Berwyn Development Corporation, and CMAP will embark on a series of outreach meetings with City leadership, business representatives, and the community to solicit and incorporate local input to the planning process.
Two public meetings were held in May 2013 to begin gathering community input for the zoning ordinance update and visual preference survey. Residents and stakeholders gathered at the Berwyn Police Department's community room on Wednesday, May 8, and at Havlicek Elementary School on Saturday, May 11 for interactive sessions centered around the community's vision for key commercial areas. Workshop participants were also given a short presentation that explained how zoning regulates development and why Berwyn needs to update its zoning ordinance. Revisions to the City's Zoning Ordinance will help implement Berwyn's recently adopted Comprehensive Plan.
Public engagement will continue throughout the remainder of the zoning update process, including a public open house to present the draft zoning ordinance (Date/Location TBD).
Kurtis Pozsgay, Urban Planner, Berwyn Development Corporation (firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-788-8100)
Kristin Ihnchak, CMAP Principal Planner (email@example.com or 312-676-7462)