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With funding and technical support from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Town of Cicero intends to update its Zoning Code and Zoning Map as part of a new Unified Development Code (UDC). The UDC will build upon and advance the recommendations outlined in relevant Town planning efforts, including the 2017 Comprehensive Plan, 2014 Cicero Avenue Corridor Plan, and 2014 Cicero Connections Transit Area Implementation Plan.

In addition, the UDC will guide future development in Cicero, particularly in a manner that aligns with the goals of the RTA’s Regional Transit Strategic Plan and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) ON TO 2050 Regional Plan.

Check out the What is a UDC page to learn more.

The Project Schedule describes community engagement activities planned for the project.

PROJECT UPDATES

Thu, March 25, 2021
Draft Zoning Issues Report Documents Posted
The Zoning Issues and Recommendations Report, Summary of Existing Plan Documents and Resources, and Stakeholder Interviews Summary are posted on the Documents page for review. These documents were reviewed at the second meeting of the project’s Steering Committee, which was held on March 24, 2021. Steering Committee meeting agendas and presentation slides are also posted on the Documents page.


Tue, March 16, 2021
Additional Extension of Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop #1
An additional extension of the web-based Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop has been set, with the workshop remaining open until March 28, 2021. Please see the previous 2/3/21 and 3/3/21 posts below for more details.


Tue, March 2, 2021
Extension of Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop #1
The web-based Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop has been extended to remain open until March 21, 2021. Please visit the workshop website to share feedback on how potential zoning updates can help the Town of Cicero achieve its vision as expressed in the recently adopted 2017 Comprehensive Plan. As a virtual workshop, you may provide your feedback on an interactive map of Cicero (see the 2/3/21 post below for more details).


Wed, February 3, 2021
Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop #1
We invite the community to participate in the web-based Cicero Zoning Virtual Public Workshop to share feedback on how potential zoning updates can help the Town of Cicero achieve its vision as expressed in the recently adopted 2017 Comprehensive Plan. The virtual workshop centers around an interactive map of Cicero enabling participants to leave comments regarding zoning issues that impact specific properties or sub-areas. Informational materials are provided on interactive map’s sidebar, which will enable participants to learn more about zoning and preliminary issues unique to each of the Town’s special sub-areas.

The virtual workshop will run from February 3, 2021, through March 7, 2021.


Thu, January 21, 2021
Steering Committee Meeting #1
The first meeting of the Steering Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be a held in a virtual format via Zoom. The Steering Committee will provide input and feedback to the consultant team, review draft documents, and provide recommendations as well as participate in public outreach for the project.


Tue, October 6, 2020
Welcome to the Project Website
Welcome to the project website for the planning process to prepare the Town of Cicero’s Unified Development Code (UDC)! Here you will be able to stay updated on project news, outreach opportunities, and draft documents. Click the “Follow” button to receive notifications of project updates into your email inbox. You may also leave feedback on the Contact page.