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Proposed Amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance


Post Date:02/01/2018 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 (see below).

The proposed amendments have been reviewed, and the ZBA's recommendations now move to the County Board for consideration, tentatively scheduled for the following meeting —


Previous reviews of the amendments were on January 10th , 11th and 17th . These were informational meetings to familiarize the ZBA with the changes prior to opening of the public hearing. County staff had presented the amendments and answered questions as they arose. The meetings were open to the public to attend, ask questions, and make statements. Public testimony was taken at the public hearing held on January 24th and 25th.

The public hearings were on January 24th at 7:00pm and January 25th at 1:30pm—both at the McHenry County Administration Building, 2nd Floor in Conference Room C.  At these meetings, the ZBA accepted public testimony, proposed changes, deliberated on the amendments, and voted to provide the County Board with a recommendation. The public was encouraged to attend the public hearing meetings to ask questions and to provide public testimony which is made a part of the official record and considered by the ZBA. The meeting agendas were as follows, and transcripts will be posted when they become available:  

The UDO with ‘redline’ amendments can be downloaded above 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 or the 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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