Unified Development Ordinance


What can you do to help shape Waukegan? The City of Waukegan is updating its Zoning Ordinance. This update will create a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) that will organize and modify development regulations in Waukegan. Join us for a community workshop to learn how zoning regulations impact your day-to-day life. In partnership with Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), our first public workshop was held in May of 2022.

Project Overview

As part of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance (LTA) Program, the City of Waukegan is beginning the process of updating and modernizing our Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, and Landscape and Tree Preservation Ordinance to create a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Originally approved in 1987, the City of Waukegan Zoning Ordinance has since had numerous amendments, and would benefit from a comprehensive review and overhaul.

The City of Waukegan, CMAP, and local stakeholders will embark on a community-based process that will align Waukegan's development regulations, land-use practices, and community vision with its 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The UDO will help direct Waukegan's future growth and build its economic strength.Waukegan Aerial_Tilt

Community Feedback

We want to hear from you! Public input is crucial and encouraged to develop an ordinance that fits the needs of the community. There are many ways to participate and engage in the planning process. Please visit the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's (CMAP)  website for some of the following information and become engaged in the process:

  • Follow the Plan Updates Tab
  • Complete the Community Survey
  • Connect with the Project Contacts
  • Attend Future Community Meetings

Click HERE to be redirected to CMAP's website.