Zoning, Planning, & Appeals Commission

Regular Meetings


  • 7:00 PM
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Schiller Park Village Hall
    9526 W Irving Park Road
    Schiller Park, IL 60176

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

About the Board


The Zoning, Planning, and Appeals Commission ("ZPA") exists under the Illinois Zoning Enabling Act and the state constitution of 1970. ZPA commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and Village Board. In most cases, the ZPA is an advisory board to the Village Board. Meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Village Hall. However, the ZPA does not meet if there are no matters to consider so please check ahead before planning to attend.

Members of the Board



Timothy Sullivan, Chairman
Robert Irsuto
Chad Meyers
Joseph Bacha
Joseph Kisiel
Eric Blomquist
Ken McNeill
David Powrozek
Mary Lauricella
Jeannine Swerdon, Recording Secretary

Plans


The Village’s current comprehensive plan dates to 1997, although it has been updated since, most recently in 2006. The ZPA considers all district plans and changes to the comprehensive plan. Work is complete on a new Comprehensive Plan which may be approved in the summer of 2017.

Zoning Map


The ZPA hears all re-zoning requests for individual properties. When a number of changes have been made, the map is re-published in its entirety. View the Current Zoning Map (PDF).

Zoning Text


There are occasions when the Zoning Code needs clarification or updating to meet current land use situations. The ZPA is responsible for maintaining and modifying the zoning code text and recommending pertinent ordinances to the Village Board. You can view the Zoning Code Online.

Appeals


In rare cases, a building permit is denied based on zoning code limitations. Residents may appeal this directly to the ZPA which is the final authority on the matter. This requires a petition and appearance before the ZPA on a meeting night. View the Zoning Petition (PDF).

Variances


Often, there is a need for relief from the strict interpretation of the zoning, subdivision, or sign code. One must complete a petition, you can find a copy of the Zoning Petition (PDF), and appear for public hearing at the ZPA meeting. The ZPA will make a recommendation to the village board concerning the matter.

Subdivisions


All subdivisions of land must be presented and approved at the ZPA with the standard Zoning Petition (PDF).

Signs


Variances to the sign code must be presented to the ZPA for recommendation to the Village Board.