Montgomery Unified Development Ordinance

Montgomery Unified Development Ordinance

This is a map of the location of Montgomery within the CMAP region.The Village of Montgomery, located approximately 40 miles west of Chicago, is known for its rich history, natural beauty, economic opportunity, and a balance of land uses. The Village of Montgomery is committed to the vision for the future of the community that was developed in the Go Montgomery 2035 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2014. To advance the vision and recommendations of this plan, the Village prioritized the creation of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

With help from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the Village of Montgomery and local stakeholders have embarked on a community-based process to update and modernize the Village's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances to create a UDO. The planning process aligns the Village's 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.

The planning process to revise the ordinances includes four main phases. The first phase consists of a detailed review of existing conditions built on information compiled during the comprehensive planning process. Phase two focuses on creating and vetting initial recommendations based on findings from the existing conditions analysis, stakeholder interviews, and public workshops. The third phase encompasses the creation of the UDO that integrates the content of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances in one user-friendly document. During the fourth and final phase of the project, the UDO document will be presented for public review and Village Board approval.

Monthly Project Update

June 7, 2019


On June 6, CMAP introduced the UDO project to the Village of Montgomery Plan Commission. Several members of the Plan Commission have been closely involved with the project since its inception. This meeting was a way to formally present the project to the Plan Commission and answer any questions that they might have at this stage of the project. 


CMAP is close to completing the first major deliverable for the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) project. The purpose of this Recommendations Memo is to provide the Village with CMAP’s initial recommendations for the UDO as a point of discussion before the drafting process begins. The Recommendations Memo provides a general assessment of the Village’s existing zoning and subdivision regulations, highlights significant issues, and suggests preliminary recommendations for the UDO. The Recommendations Memo will likely be presented to the Steering Committee in early July. Stay tuned for more information on the completed Recommendations Memo as the draft nears completion.


Timeline for the Montgomery unified development ordinance


Jerad Chipman, Senior Planner, Village of Montgomery ( or 331-212-9022)

Jake Seid, Senior Planner, CMAP ( or 312-386-8646)

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Public Kickoff Presentation - March 11, 2019