Community Development

Phone: 847-853-7550
Fax: 847-853-7701
1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

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The Department of Community Development administers all land use and zoning regulations and coordinates the comprehensive planning process. Community Development is responsible for the enforcement of all building codes as well as zoning, sign, and subdivision ordinances. Community Development provides staff support for the Land Use Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Plan Commission, Appearance Review Commission, Housing Commission, Environmental and Energy Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Administrative Zoning Review Committee, Site Plan Review Committee, Building Code Board of Appeals, and the Electrical Commission.

The Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits for new construction and remodeling as well as sign and fence permits. On an annual basis, the Department issues approximately 3,000 permits. This requires that inspections be made to ensure code compliance. The Department also monitors the purchase and resale of units at the Village Green Atrium, administers the Housing Assistance Program, and coordinates business development activities.

Staff Directory

John Adler
Community Development Director
(847) 853-7528
Lisa Roberts
Assistant Community Development Director
(847) 853-7529
Lucas Sivertsen
Business Development Coordinator
(847) 853-7520
Rachael Randolph
Zoning Review Planner
(847) 853-7519
Scott Berg
Plan Reviewer
(847) 853-7526
Ted Blumenthal
Code Enforcement Officer
(847) 853-7521
John Norman
Building Inspector
Chris Booker
Plumbing and Building Inspector
Kate McManus
Planner III
(847) 853-7522
Aileen Battistoni
Permit Clerk
(847) 853-7527