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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.

With help from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the City of Berwyn, Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC), and community stakeholders will embark on an interactive, community-based process focused on updating and modernizing the City's zoning ordinance. The ordinance update will help to implement the long-term vision established in the Comprehensive Plan. Specific topics to be addressed include zoning districts; permitted uses; parking and loading; landscaping and buffering; and signage requirements.
The planning process to revise the ordinance includes four main phases. The first phase will consist of a detailed existing conditions review, which will build upon the information compiled during the comprehensive planning process. Phase two will focus on creating and vetting initial recommendations; these recommendations will be based on findings from the existing conditions analysis, stakeholder interviews, and public workshops. The third phase will comprehensively revise the Zoning Ordinance, with an emphasis on streamlining and modernizing regulations and making the document as user-friendly as possible. The fourth and final phase will present the document for public review and approval.

Public Engagement


To follow on the public open houses that were held in May, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 17 at Berwyn City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Pubic Hearing Meeting
Thursay, August 17, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Berwyn City Hall
6700 W 26th Street, Berwyn




Anthony Griffin, Executive Director, Berwyn Development Corporation (AGriffin@berwyn.net or 708-788-8100)

Jacob Seid, CMAP Associate Planner (jseid@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8646)

For more on the project and upcoming events, follow CMAP's Twitter feed at @GOTO2040 and hashtag #CMAPLTA for the latest updates.

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