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Community Development Department
See below for department functions.  Click on links for further information.  Contact us for assistance.

Overview
Provides services related to planning, zoning, building, and maintenance regulation.  Updates and administers codes, reviews plans, processes applications, coordinates with other agencies, provides information and guidance to all involved in legislating, investing, developing, constructing, and occupying property.  Promotes well-planned public and private investments that contributes to the City of Darien quality of life to live, work, shop, and worship.

Planning
Updates comprehensive land use plan, available commercial space inventory, compiles census demographic data; negotiates boundary agreements, annexations, and economic development incentive packages; coordinates with County, CMAP, Forest Preserves, park, school, and library districts, other municipalities,  and utility companies; prepares grant applications.

Zoning
Updates codes, maps, and application packages for rezoning, text amendments, variations, special uses, planned unit developments, subdivisions, floodplain and storm water; processes applications, processes right-of-way vacations; schedules public hearings, negotiates City cell tower leases.

Building
Updates applications and information brochures; coordinates permit process for construction, signs, solar installations, liquor licenses, grading, storm water facilities, construction water, and demolitions; including plan review, fees, third party inspections, and certificates of occupancies; registers contractors.

Property Maintenance
Works with residents, businesses, and property managers to resolve maintenance issues; issues tickets, testifies in court; files liens; addresses new properties.

Staff
Supports the Planning and Zoning Commission, Municipal Service Committee, and City Council.

Director:              Dan Gombac                      630-353-8106     dgombac@darienil.gov

Planner:               Joseph Hennerfeind         630-353-8113     jhennerfeind@darienil.gov

Building:               Mary Belmonte                630-353-8115     mbelmonte@darienil.gov

Office:  City Hall, 1702 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561
                     
Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00