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.