Planning, Land-Use, & Zoning

Zoning is the regulation of land uses (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.). The Village of Brookfield Zoning Ordinance establishes land use classifications or “zoning districts,” and regulations for those districts in order to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community, and to protect neighborhood character and sustainability.

ZoningZoning is the laws that control how land is used and developed in certain areas, or districts, of a specific area like a city or town. A zoning ordinance or code is where are the very specific rules are organized.

Brookfield ZoningThe Brookfield Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 62 of the Village Municipal Code. As part of the 2017 zoning modernization efforts, a form-based zoning code was developed for areas surrounding the Metra stations and Ogden Avenue. The Station Area Districts Plan is a part of the Zoning Ordinance but can be downloaded as a separate document. 

What is the zoning for a Brookfield PropertySearch a Brookfield address using the community portal to figure out what zoning district that property is located in.
https://apps.gisconsortium.org/CommunityPortal

Current Zoning Map:(click image to view PDF document)

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Development Applications and Procedures Applicants should plan for a 2-3 month process from submittal until the final decision on the matter.

All applications should be fully completed and submitted at least 3 weeks before the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday. Yearly schedule is posted online here.) Staff may request earlier submittal to allow ample time for review.  

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After a recommendation is made by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the case goes on to the meeting of the Committee of the Whole, then the Village Board regular meeting. (Village Board meetings are held twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Yearly schedule is posted online here.) 

The applicant should be prepared to provide information about the request and answer any questions. An application does not guarantee approval of the request.

Committees and CommissionsThe Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) is responsible for reviewing proposals regarding property development and holding public hearings on zoning matters. Meeting agendas are posted at least 48 hours in advance of meetings and can be viewed online on this webpage.

Plans and Policies Long-range planning efforts implement the visions and goals of the community through Village-adopted documents and plans. These plans often take several months, or years, to complete making sure there is community outreach and thoughtful recommendations.

Energize Ogden Corridor Plan (2022)

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Brookfield Comprehensive Plan (2018)                       Subarea Design Manual (2018)                        Brookfield Parks Design Guidelines (2018)
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Station Area Districts Zoning Code                               
Active Transportation Plan (2017)                                   Parking Study (2018)
(2017)

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                  Open Space Plan (2014)

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Other Long-Range PlansAdditional long-range plans that affect the Village of Brookfield
Capture 1Cook County Sustainability & Climate Resiliency Plan (Forest Preserves of Cook County, 2018) Capture 2 Cook County Trail Master Plan
(Forest Preserves of Cook County, 2014)

On To 2050 Chicago Regional Comprehensive Plan
(CMAP, 2019)
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CMAP On To 2050 Chicago Regional Comprehensive Plan

Cook County Long-Range Transportation Plan
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Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, 2016
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Cook County Stormwater Management Plan (MWRD, 2014)

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Lower Salt Creek Watershed Plan   (CMAP, 2018)
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