Public Hearings

Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearings

The purpose of a public hearing is to provide individuals the opportunity to express their views and provide evidence in support of those views, regarding a petition before the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC). These opinions and evidence create the record, which the PZC relies upon for its deliberation and recommendation. The PZC’s recommendation and record are then considered by the City Council, which makes the final determination (variance requests are determined by the PZC only). All PZC public hearings are held in the Yusunas Meeting Room at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL, unless otherwise noted.

Hearing Date
October 5, 2020A petition by Brian and Sue Allen for approval of a variance to Articles 7.06.4(b) and 7.06.6 of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow a six (6) foot high privacy fence to encroach eight (8) feet into the front building line along Concord Court for the property located at 202 Concord Drive.
October 5, 2020A petition by Pappas Development LLC for the approval of a zoning map amendment from the "CBD" Central Business District to the "PD-R" Planned Development Residential District, a preliminary development plan, and waivers to the Unified Development Ordinance for the property located at 200 S 4th Street.
October 19, 2020
Hearing will be held at the DeKalb Police Department located at 700 W Lincoln Highway, Training Room #203
A petition by Roger and Cary Nelsen for approval of a variance to Article 7.04.4(a) of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow an addition onto a detached garage to encroach 7 feet into the required 10 foot setback for an accessory structure next to an alley for the property located at 216 N 1st Street.

In response to COVID-19 concerns, please be advised that all Planning and Zoning Commission  meetings are broadcast live on GATV Channel 14 in the City of DeKalb and streamed live at and posted after the meeting on the City of DeKalb YouTube Channel. You may also submit written comments regarding the request or by e-mail to by 12:00 PM on the day of the hearing. All comments will be shared with the Commission and included in the public record. 

If you have questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (815) 748-2070.