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 seeks to work with a consultant on a process to comprehensively update the development regulations in order to provide clear zoning and subdivision requirements and suitably regulate new development. In order identify the best consultant to work with the Village is releasing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to various consultants that perform this type of work. 

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