La Grange Road Zoning
In March 2018, the Village submitted an Application for a Map Amendment/Rezoning to rezone approximately 114 parcels (109 addresses) from R-1 Single-Family to R-2 Two Family Residence District. These properties had previously been zoned for two-family uses for over five decades prior to the adoption of the Village's new Zoning Code in 2011 when they were rezoned to single-family. The Village submitted the rezoning application in response to requests received from multiple two-family property owners along La Grange Road. The property owners asserted that the down zoning of the their properties from R-2 to R-1 restricted their land use rights and limited their ability to sell their property, thereby devaluing the property.
On April 17, 2018, the Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing and accepted testimony from the applicant (represented by Village staff) and members of the public. All of the materials related to the Map Amendment/Rezoning Application are available below.
On June 12, 2018, the Village Board considered the Planning & Zoning Commissions recommendation to deny the Application. The Village Board voted to remand the Application back to the Planning and Zoning Commission with direction to evaluate a narrower scope of properties for rezoning (only those properties that were built or were currently being used as two-family residential).
On July 17, 2018, the Planning & Zoning Commission considered the remanded application and voted to recommend approval of the remanded Application, which proposes the rezoning of 48 properties along La Grange Road.
The Village Board considered the remanded Application at the September 11, 2018 and voted unanimously to rezone the 48 properties to R-2 two-family residential. The Village's official zoning map is currently being updated to reflect this change.