Before opening a new business, check if your use is allowed in the zoning district. New structures or additions may require a site plan and property subdivision. This covers zoning, subdivision, and stormwater management basics.c
Village staff from various departments oversee development proposals:
Recreation & Health
Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Trustees also review certain actions. Commission meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesdays; Board meetings are on the first, third, and fourth Mondays.
For questions, call Economic Development and Planning at 708-283-5622.
Contact the Economic Development and Planning Department early. Shared information remains confidential until formal applications are submitted.
Follow these steps for subdivision or new construction:
Familiarize yourself with Village rules
Arrange a concept meeting for project consultation
Prepare detailed plans, including a site plan
Submit preliminary and final engineering and building plans
Establish a letter of credit if needed
Begin construction after permit approval
Thorough plans speed up the approval process. All required information must be submitted for review.
For more details, see the Planning and Zoning Approval web page.
We offer transparent, respectful guidance to help you navigate the approval process, aiming to bring quality developments to Park Forest.