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Proposed Amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance


Post Date:12/27/2017 4:11 PM

Information Meetings and Public Hearings on Proposed Amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance


The Planning, Environment, and Development Committee of the County Board has put forward a set of amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for a public hearing, review, and recommendation.

Review of the amendments will be on January 10th and 11th (the 17th has also been added) at 1:30pm at the McHenry County Administration Building in Conference Room C. These are informational meetings to familiarize the ZBA with the changes prior to opening of the public hearing. County staff will present the amendments and answer questions as they arise. The public is welcome to attend, ask questions, and make statements. However, public testimony will not be accepted until the public hearing opens.

The public hearing will be on January 24th at 7:00pm and continue to January 25th at 1:30pm—both at the McHenry County Administration Building in Conference Room C. The hearing may be further continued as needed. At these meetings, the ZBA will accept public testimony, propose changes, deliberate on the amendments, and vote to provide the County Board with a recommendation. The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing meetings to ask questions and provide public testimony which will be made a part of the official record and considered by the ZBA.

The UDO with ‘redline’ amendments can be downloaded here (PDF / 12.6 Mb) or viewed in the Department of Planning and Development—Room 208 of the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock. Inquiries regarding the amendments or the hearing process should be directed to Deputy Director Darrell Moore. Any comments to be submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals should be directed to Zoning Coordinator Kim Scharlow.


Related: Download the current UDO here.


Darrell Moore, AICP
Deputy Director, Zoning Enforcement Officer
McHenry County Department of Planning and Development
(815) 334-4549

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