The Village of Oswego, located approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago, continues to experience development and redevelopment within the downtown and unincorporated areas, as well as new residential subdivisions. Oswego is committed to carrying out the community vision that was developed in the 2015 Comprehensive Plan. To advance recommendations of this plan, Oswego prioritized the creation of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
With help from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, Oswego and local stakeholders have embarked on a community-based process to update and modernize Oswego’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances to create the UDO. The planning process aligns Oswego's development regulations, land-use practices, and community vision with its adopted Comprehensive Plan. Topics to be addressed through this UDO project include zoning district updates, uses, subdivision standards, stormwater, zoning applications (special uses, variances, amendments, etc.), parking, landscaping, and definitions.