City of Elmhurst to host zoning ordinance open house

The City of Elmhurst has been working with the consulting firm Camiros to comprehensively rewrite the City’s Zoning Ordinance for the first time since 1992. A draft of the revised Elmhurst Zoning Ordinance has recently been released. Open houses to learn more about the project and provide input on the draft ordinance are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 21 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall.

The updated Zoning Ordinance will help us protect the desired patterns of development within the City, further define the character of the City’s activity centers, enhance sustainability, and create new opportunities for economic development, helping to make Elmhurst a more sustainable, livable, and business-friendly community. In preparing the draft, the consultant reviewed current City Plans, including the Comprehensive Plan, Downtown Plan and Subarea Plans. A review and analysis of the current zoning ordinance was completed along with a series of stakeholder interviews.

The entire draft ordinance, along with a document highlighting notable changes, the Technical Report and a narrated presentation on the draft can be found on the project website at

Comments and questions can also be submitted through the project website. Additionally, residents and business owners can sign up through the website for updates on the project.

Additional questions can be directed to Eileen Franz at 630-530-3121 or [email protected].