About the Project

The Village of Roselle is currently updating its Zoning Ordinance, which was adopted in 1985. The Village, and various applicants, have initiated multiple amendments over the years, but nothing on a comprehensive level.

Why does Roselle need to update its zoning ordinance?

Zoning ordinances do not necessarily have a “shelf life;” however, they can become out of date as new technologies, best zoning practices, and community concerns requiring regulation come about. The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the code’s effectiveness in addressing the Village’s needs related to development and regulation of land uses, compare the ordinance’s structure and regulations to current best practices related to zoning administration, and update the zoning ordinance to align with the goals and recommendations set forth in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. The updated ordinance will be a user-friendly document that creates a business-friendly environment, streamlines review processes, and reflects modern zoning standards and techniques.

WHO IS UPDATING THE ORDINANCE?

The Village has hired a team of two consultants for this project: Teska Associates, a community planning firm based in Evanston, and Ancel Glink, a Chicago area law firm that specializes in local government and zoning. The consultant team will be working closely with the Village’s Planning staff throughout the update process.

How long will the update take?

The ordinance update will happen over the course of one year, to be completed in late 2020.

How can residents participate?

There are many ways you can get involved!

1) FOLLOW: Enter your email at the bottom of this page to Subscribe to the project website — you’ll receive news updates and notice of upcoming meetings and events.

2) SHARE: Visit the Share Ideas page to get the conversation going. What type of development would you like to see in Roselle’s future? Do you have any experience using the zoning ordinance? Tell us about it here.

3) ATTEND: Technology is great, but we would love to connect with you in person. There will be two community workshops over the course of the project. Check out the Calendar page to find an upcoming event!