Jonathan Proulx, AICP, Director of Planning
Jake Melrose, AICP, Economic Development Manager
Kendra Kuehlem, Associate Planner
Yuchen Ding, LEED AP-ND, Associate Planner
Tracey Erickson, Administrative Assistant
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|
|Development Applications||Plan Commission Inquiries|
|Developer & Design Professional Assistance||Recapture|
|DuPage River Sweep||Sign Permit Applications|
|Economic Development||TIF Information|
|Facade Improvement Program||Zoning Information|
Complete Streets Policy
DuPage River Trail Map
Kendall County Trails and Greenways Plan
Open Space Plan
Riverfront Master Plan
TENG Downtown Master Plan
Vision for Divison
Concept Plan Review
Petition for Annexation
Zoning OrdinanceThe 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 (Article XIII), Landscaping (Article XIV), and Signs (Article XI). Zoning Map
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.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.
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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating the floodplain maps for Will County. The floodplain maps are the official regulatory maps that determine what properties are in the floodplain and would require flood insurance. Properties located in the floodplain also have limitations on what can be constructed or reconstructed.
Documents & LinksCitizen's Guide to Public Hearings
Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals Annual Report 2017-2018