Zoning

The 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, at Olympia Park Fieldhouse located at 6566 N. Avondale.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 6
Meeting Agenda: 6419-25 W Touhy – B3-2 to B2-3 to allow for ground level residential use

Zoning is a legislative method of regulating the types and sizes of structures that may be erected, population density, and the allowable uses of any given parcel. The Chicago City Council assigns a zoning classification to each parcel in the City based upon the desired land use characteristics for that area.

Alderman Mary O’Connor is committed to ensuring fairness and transparency in the zoning process. If you are planning to open a business or propose a development, you are encouraged to meet with Alderman O’Connor before signing a lease or purchasing any property in order to ensure that Zoning guidelines are met. Any proposals for zoning relief will be reviewed in a consistent, objective and informed manner.The three basic types of zoning relief that applicants can apply for are summarized in the table at the bottom of this page

Any and all developers/residents that are interested in submitting a proposal for zoning relief are asked to download the memorandum, checklist, code of conduct, and guidelines found at the bottom of this page prior to meeting with the alderman.

Zoning & Development Guidelines
Owner-Developer Checklist
Memorandum to Developers
Developer Code of Conduct