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
10/3/2022A petition by Thomas Inboden for approval of a variance to Article 13.06.04 of the Unified Development Ordinance in order to incorporate a 50 sq. ft. electronic changeable copy sign (electronic message center) on an existing legal non-conforming ground sign at 1106 N. 1st St. (Inboden's Meat Market).
10/17/2022A petition by 4Willz LLC represented by William Williams for approval of a special use permit for an amusement establishment (cyber and esports café) for 901 Lucinda Ave., tenant space E. 
10/17/2022A petition by DeKalb County for approval of an amendment to Ordinance 2019-003 to amend the interior lot line setbacks between the DeKalb County Nursing Home and DeKalb County Health Department to accommodate the resubdivision of the DeKalb County Health Facilities Subdivision.

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.