Development Regulations Code Update

The Village of Palos Park has not comprehensively updated its development regulations (zoning and subdivision) since 1960. Due to this there are many other portions of the Code that are antiquated and do not meet current standards for land use regulations or best practices. Over the years, various spot amendments have been made, which has created conflicts within the Code itself, as well as complexity and a lack of transparency for stakeholders (residents, contractors, developers, and staff). 

To address these concerns, the Village is working with a consultant (Camiros) on a process to comprehensively update the development regulations in order to provide clear zoning and subdivision requirements and suitably regulate new development. 

Technical Review Report Comments

A combined meeting of the Village of Palos Park Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals was held on January 18, 2024; where the consulting firm, Camiros, presented their technical review report. The full Technical Review Report can be found here

The Village encourages residents to comment on the Technical Review Report. These comments will assist in guiding the development of draft code changes. To facilitate comments, a Google form document has been created. We encourage residents to complete this form to provide feedback. The comment form can be found here. Comments can also be sent via email, to the Director of Community Development, Mark Herman (, or sent to or dropped off at Village Hall. 

January 18, 2024 - Public Review Meeting for Technical Review Report

The Village has been working on an update to our development codes and regulations with a consulting firm, Camiros. Camiros has recently completed a Technical Review report. We will have a public meeting where Camiros will present an overview of the report to the public, Plan Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals for input. The meeting has been scheduled for January 18, 2024, at 7 PM.

The Technical Review Report presents the findings of a technical review of the Village of Palos Park’s Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. The technical review document identifies key problems, inconsistencies, omissions, etc in the code and identifies potential approaches to dealing with those issues). Input received would be used for the next phase of the project, which be the preparation of draft regulations.

The Technical Review Report can be found here.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the Technical Review Report, please email Mark Herman, Community Development Director, at

April 10, 2023 Village Council Meeting - Professional Services Agreement with Camiros, LTD.

At the April 10, 2023, Village Council Meeting the Council approved a resolution entering into a professional services agreement with Camiros regarding the development regulations code update project. Camiros was one of three consultants that responded to the RFQ released in 2022. 

Camiros is a planning firm that provides a full range of services in the areas of planning, zoning, urban design, economic development, and landscape architecture. The firm is based in Chicago and has extensive experience with zoning code update projects with municipalities both in the Chicago area and nationally. Local examples of development code / zoning projects include Oak Park, LaGrange Park, Niles, Park Ridge and Gurnee. 


Release Date: July 22, 2022

Deadline for Submission: August 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM (NO LATE SUBMITTALS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

For any questions, please contact the Director of Community Development, Mark Herman, MPA, AICP at 708-671-3731 or