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).

Hearing Date
July 6, 2020A petition by DeKalb First United Methodist Church for approval of a zoning map amendment, upon annexation, from the "SFR1" Single-Family Residential District to the "PD-R" Planned Development - Residential District, approval of an amendment to Ordinance 94-74, approval of a concept plan, and various waivers to the Unified Development Ordinance.
July 6,
A petition by Municipal Resolutions on behalf of First National Bank of Omaha for approval of a variance to Article 13.06.04 of the Unified Development Ordinance in order to incorporate a 40 sq. ft. electronic changeable copy sign on an existing legal non-conforming ground sign at the First National Bank located at 121 W. Lincoln Highway.
July 20, 2020A petition by Ricky Brown for approval of a variance to Articles 7.06.3 and 7.06.6 of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow a six (6) foot high privacy fence to encroach into the front building line along Culver Street for the property located at 904 S. 4th 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 up to 4:00 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.