Planning, Building and Zoning Commission


  • 6:30 pm
  • Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month
  • Village Barn (2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • Jim Merkel, Chair
  • Tom Rychlik, Trustee Liaison
  • Chris Donovan
  • Dave Lindquist
  • Dante Tisci
  • Audrey Massel
  • Nick Blackshaw
  • Kurt Preble


The Planning, Building and Zoning Commission is responsible for preparing and recommending to the Village Board a comprehensive plan for the present or future development or redevelopment of the village. They review all subdivision plans and report their findings to the Village Board.

Additionally, the Planning, Building and Zoning Commission holds public hearings for zoning ordinance changes, changes in zoning classifications specific to a piece of property, and special use or planned unit development requests.

Commission Details

  • Membership: Seven members, appointed by the mayor with the consent of the Village Board; members of the Planning, Building and Zoning Commission shall be residents of the village
  • Compensation: None
  • Term: All members are appointed to serve five-year terms
  • Municipal Code Book: Title 2, Chapter 2
  • Village Staff Liaison: Chris Heinen, Director of Community Development
  • Additional Information: The Planning, Building and Zoning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Village Board