New Year, New & Improved Zoning Ordinance!

By the end of 2020, the Village of Roselle is set to have a new and modern zoning ordinance, marking the first comprehensive update since 1985! In December, the consultant team held two meetings to formally kick-off the Roselle Zoning Ordinance Update.

Community Open House & Joint Special Meeting

On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 the Village convened a joint special meeting of the Village Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals, paired with a community open house beforehand.

These two events gathered initial ideas on zoning issues and opportunities and informed the community of the zoning update process. Participants were asked to share their preferences on a range of topics that the zoning update will address, including: building design & landscaping in the Town Center and on industrial properties, signs, parking, yard elements, design guidelines, and residential sites and fences.

During the open house, feedback was solicited via a series of displays that invited votes on likes and dislikes about development in Roselle. The joint workshop was organized around a presentation with interactive polling questions, followed by small group discussions. Each small group consisted of members from the three Village bodies, encouraging cross-pollination of ideas and coordination between groups that typically do not have an opportunity to meet together. Mayor Maglio, who chaired the meeting, noted this and thanked all the members for their willingness to serve the Village of Roselle and work together on this important project.

Share Your IDeas

Thank you to all who participated on December 11th! These insights will be considered as we review and update Roselle’s zoning ordinance. We’d love to continue hearing from you —please share your zoning comments and ideas on the website here.

Next Steps

A formal zoning assessment is currently underway. The consultant team will share their review and analysis of the existing ordinance with the Planning and Zoning Commission in the coming weeks and then move on to drafting updated sections. We will continue to post news and documents on the project website, so be sure to enter your email at the bottom of this page to “Follow” for updates!

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