Plan & Zoning Commission


On January 4, 2021, the Plan and Zoning Commission voted 7-2 to recommend approval of the Village Code text amendments that would allow adult proposed text amendments to the Village Code that would allow adult-use and medical use cannabis distribution organizations (dispensaries) in the B-1 Community Commercial District (along Waukegan Road) and in the O/R Office/Research District (along Central Avenue and Frontage Road).  The proposed amendments would only allow adult-use cannabis dispensaries under a special use permit which would require zoning hearings and Village Board approval for individual businesses.  The proposed text amendments also establish a number of regulations on security, advertising and minimum distances to sensitive uses such as schools, parks, daycares and houses of worship.

The Village Code amendments will now be placed on the agenda of the Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Village Board meeting (held via Zoom webinar) which starts at 7:00 p.m.  See Zoom link and dial-in information below.

  • Complete the Public Comment Form for Board and Commission Meetings at

  • Send an email to

  • Mail a letter to Steve Gutierrez, 361 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093. The letter must be received by the deadline above.

  • All comments will be read into the public record during this meeting

Zoom Information:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jan 19, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: January 2021 Village Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13126266799,,86026688214# or +13017158592,,86026688214#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128

Webinar ID: 860 2668 8214

International numbers available:

Link to Staff Memo and Background Material



The Plan and Zoning Commission meets on the first Monday of every month and consists of nine members who serve a four-year term.  All meetings of the Plan and Zoning Commission are open to the public.

The Commission reviews and plans land uses; prepares and recommends changes to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and map; reviews special use applications; requests for zoning classification changes; Zoning Code text amendments; and adjustments to the off-street parking requirements.



Bill Vaselopulos, Chair
Todd Berlinghof
Connie Berman
Thomas Bolling
Dan deLoys
Kathy Estabrooke
Steven Hirsch
Bill Kelly
Tracey Mendrek

View the 2021 Meeting Schedule Here
View Agendas and Minutes Here   


Application and Review Process

View information about the Plan and Zoning Commission Application and Review Process here. For more information, call 847-784-3550