PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The Planning Department is located at Village Hall  map
Contact via phone (815) 439-2824, via fax (815) 436-9785 or email mtrotz@goplainfield.com

 

Michael Garrigan, Esq., AICP CNU-A, Planning Director

Jonathan Proulx, AICP, Planner II

Merrilee Trotz, Senior Planning Secretary/Deputy Clerk

(815) 439-2824

(815) 609-6139

(815) 439-2824



Planning Department functions:

Adopt-a-Highway Applications Floodplain Information
Burglar Alarms Green Village
Business Evolution Center Historic Preservation
Business Licenses Home Occupation Regulations
Comprehensive Plan Long-Range Planning
Conservation Plainfield Maps
Development Applications Plan Commission Inquiries
Developer & Design Professional Assistance Recapture
Development/Impact Fees Riverfront
DuPage River Sweep Sign Permit Applications
Economic Development TIF Information
Facade Improvement Program Zoning Information

Adopted Plans


Comprehensive Plan

Countryside Plan

DuPage River Trail Map


Kendall County Trails and Greenways Plan


Open Space Plan




Riverfront Master Plan




TENG Downtown Master Plan


Vision for Divison


Guidelines


Beautification


Design Guidelines for Planned
Unit Developments

Design Manual for the Lockport Street Business Corridor

Downtown Outdoor Use



Natural Landscaping Design





Residential Design & Planning Guidelines for Planned Unit Developments and Annexations


Residential Infill Design



Route 30 Corridor Enhancement



Single Family Design Standards



WIKADUKE Trail


Applications

Concept Plan Review
Annexation Agreement
Petition for Annexation
Rezoning
Special Use
Preliminary Plat
Final Plat
Site Plan Review
Variance
Signs
Sidewalk Dining Application •  Instructions

Zoning Ordinance

The Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 9 of the Municipal Code.  It sets forth what types of uses are permitted in various zoning districts and establishes development standards, such as building height and setbacks, for each zoning district.  It also contains the Village’s site plan review and sign requirements.
Municipal Code
Zoning Map

Subdivision Code

The Subdivision Code is Chapter 7 of the Municipal Code.  This document prescribes the rules and regulations governing subdivisions, platting of land, and essential improvements.  The Code includes procedures and definitions, platting requirements, performance securities, an ordinance on special flood hazard areas, an ordinance on soil erosion and sediment control, a stream and wetland protection ordinance, and the storm water drainage and detention ordinance.

Development

Planned Developments
The Zoning Ordinance offers a flexible approach to development review known as Planned Developments (PDs).  In a Planned Development, it is possible to vary from certain aspects of the zoning ordinance in order to achieve a project that is more environmentally sensitive, economically viable, and aesthetically pleasing than might otherwise be possible under the strict application of the zoning code. Planned Developments are approved via a special use permit.  Please refer to the special use permit section (link) for more information.
PUD Design Guidelines - This document provides design-related information for new developments in the Village. The Village emphasizes the importance of design in creating community and quality of life. The PUD Design Guidelines are primarily geared toward residential design, however a commercial component is included.
Statement of Intent and Agreement (SIA) - Explanation - If you are developing as a Planned Unit Development then you are required, by Ordinance, to prepare a Statement of Intent and Agreement. Please reference this link to find out when the SIA applies and what materials should be attached to it.
Standard Statement of Intent and Agreement - Residential - This is the standard SIA for any residential development. Please use it and insert the appropriate information as indicated on the form.
Standard Statement of Intent and Agreement - Commercial - This is the standard SIA for any commercial development. Please use it and insert the appropriate information as indicated on the form.

Recapture
The Village of Plainfield allows for the cost of infrastructure improvements such as road, water and sanitary sewer projects that benefit adjacent properties to be “recaptured” by the party that funded the improvements.  Please refer to the information below if you are a developer seeking approval of a recapture agreement for an infrastructure project.  If your property is subject to recapture and you would like more information, contact the Planning Department at (815) 439-2824.
Program Explanation - This handout provides general information about the recapture process and recaptureable items.
Standard Recapture Agreement - The Village has a standard format for any recapture agreement. This includes specific information that must be attached to all proposed agreements.  All agreements are reviewed by staff and must be approved by the Village Board.
Certification Checklist - When a recaptureable project is completed, costs must be certified in order for the Village to begin collecting and distributing recapture monies.  This checklist outlines the submittal requirements to certify costs.

Documents & Links

Citizen's Guide to Public Hearings
Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals Annual Report 2013-2014
WIKADUKE Trail Planning Project • WIKADUKE Trail Map