Oswego Unified Development Ordinance

Oswego Unified Development Ordinance

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.
 

Video: Understanding Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

Monthly Project Update

July 6, 2021

The CMAP project team has completed a draft of a Recommendations Memo which provides the overall goals of the Unified Development Ordinance update project. The memo has been reviewed by Village staff and is currently being reviewed by the project Steering Committee. CMAP and Oswego staff will meet with the project Steering Committee on July 15 to discuss the content of the memo and revise it based on the comments received at the meeting. After these revisions, the memo will be posted here for public review. 

Please take the new project survey using this link to provide feedback on the overall objectives of the Unified Development Ordinance project.  

Timeline

The planning process to revise the ordinances includes four phases. The first phase features a detailed review of existing conditions built on information from the comprehensive planning process. Phase two focuses on creating and vetting initial recommendations based on findings from an existing conditions analysis, stakeholder interviews, and virtual public workshops. The third phase involves the creation of the UDO, which integrates content from the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances into one user-friendly document. During the fourth and final phase, the UDO document will be presented for public review and the Oswego Village Board’s approval.

Oswego UDO timeline graphic

Contacts

Rod Zenner, Community Development Director, Village of Oswego (rzenner@oswegoil.org or 630-554-3622)

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

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Oswego Unified Development Ordinance

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.
 

Video: Understanding Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

Monthly Project Update

July 6, 2021

The CMAP project team has completed a draft of a Recommendations Memo which provides the overall goals of the Unified Development Ordinance update project. The memo has been reviewed by Village staff and is currently being reviewed by the project Steering Committee. CMAP and Oswego staff will meet with the project Steering Committee on July 15 to discuss the content of the memo and revise it based on the comments received at the meeting. After these revisions, the memo will be posted here for public review. 

Please take the new project survey using this link to provide feedback on the overall objectives of the Unified Development Ordinance project.  

Timeline

The planning process to revise the ordinances includes four phases. The first phase features a detailed review of existing conditions built on information from the comprehensive planning process. Phase two focuses on creating and vetting initial recommendations based on findings from an existing conditions analysis, stakeholder interviews, and virtual public workshops. The third phase involves the creation of the UDO, which integrates content from the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances into one user-friendly document. During the fourth and final phase, the UDO document will be presented for public review and the Oswego Village Board’s approval.

Oswego UDO timeline graphic

Contacts

Rod Zenner, Community Development Director, Village of Oswego (rzenner@oswegoil.org or 630-554-3622)

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

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