Carol Stream Unified Development Ordinance

Carol Stream Unified Development Ordinance

Map locating Carol Stream within the Chicago region.Carol Stream is known as a regional industrial center that is also a tight-knit community of residents. The population of the Village has tripled since 1980, during which time the community has experienced demographic and economic changes. The Village seeks to provide a high quality of life, sustain steady local revenue and public service, and attract and retain local businesses and residents. To implement the Village’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the community is working to enhance its commercial corridors, industrial areas, residential neighborhoods, and transportation networks.

With help from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the Village of Carol Stream and local stakeholders have embarked on a community-based process to update and modernize the Village's zoning, subdivision, and sign ordinances to create a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO will help the Village align its development regulations, land use practices, and vision for the community with its adopted Comprehensive Plan. Specific topics to be addressed through this project include land use; off-street parking; landscaping; sign requirements; subdivision standards; and updates to the zoning districts and bulk regulations. This project is being led by Houseal Lavigne Associates who received the project from CMAP’s LTA program through a competitive request for proposals process in 2019.

The planning process to revise the ordinances includes three main phases. The first phase consists of a detailed review of existing conditions, stakeholder interviews, and identifying the major issues with the ordinances. The second phase consists of drafting the standards for each section of the UDO, including zoning districts, subdivision regulations, and application procedures. During the third and final phase of the project, the UDO will be presented for public review and Village Board approval.

Video: Understanding Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

Monthly Project Update

February 7, 2020


Staff from the Village of Carol Stream are working with Houseal Lavigne Associates to draft the UDO. This process will take several months as standards are developed to implement the land use goals of the Village. The project team has completed a draft of the regulations pertaining to districts, uses, development standards, and signs. Please see the project website for more information and to review the draft documents: http://www.hlplanning.com/portals/carolstreamudo/.

Contact

Jake Seid, Senior Planner, CMAP (jseid@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8646).
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Carol Stream Unified Development Ordinance

Map locating Carol Stream within the Chicago region.Carol Stream is known as a regional industrial center that is also a tight-knit community of residents. The population of the Village has tripled since 1980, during which time the community has experienced demographic and economic changes. The Village seeks to provide a high quality of life, sustain steady local revenue and public service, and attract and retain local businesses and residents. To implement the Village’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, the community is working to enhance its commercial corridors, industrial areas, residential neighborhoods, and transportation networks.

With help from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the Village of Carol Stream and local stakeholders have embarked on a community-based process to update and modernize the Village's zoning, subdivision, and sign ordinances to create a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO will help the Village align its development regulations, land use practices, and vision for the community with its adopted Comprehensive Plan. Specific topics to be addressed through this project include land use; off-street parking; landscaping; sign requirements; subdivision standards; and updates to the zoning districts and bulk regulations. This project is being led by Houseal Lavigne Associates who received the project from CMAP’s LTA program through a competitive request for proposals process in 2019.

The planning process to revise the ordinances includes three main phases. The first phase consists of a detailed review of existing conditions, stakeholder interviews, and identifying the major issues with the ordinances. The second phase consists of drafting the standards for each section of the UDO, including zoning districts, subdivision regulations, and application procedures. During the third and final phase of the project, the UDO will be presented for public review and Village Board approval.

Video: Understanding Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

Monthly Project Update

February 7, 2020


Staff from the Village of Carol Stream are working with Houseal Lavigne Associates to draft the UDO. This process will take several months as standards are developed to implement the land use goals of the Village. The project team has completed a draft of the regulations pertaining to districts, uses, development standards, and signs. Please see the project website for more information and to review the draft documents: http://www.hlplanning.com/portals/carolstreamudo/.

Contact

Jake Seid, Senior Planner, CMAP (jseid@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8646).
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Video: Understanding Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

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