Public Hearings

Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearings

The purpose of a public hearing is to provide individuals the opportunity to express their views and provide evidence in support of those views, regarding a petition before the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC). These opinions and evidence create the record, which the PZC relies upon for its deliberation and recommendation. The PZC’s recommendation and record are then considered by the City Council, which makes the final determination (variance requests are determined by the PZC only). All PZC public hearings are held in the Yusunas Meeting Room at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL, unless otherwise noted.

Hearing Date
10/2/2023A petition by Dennis and Pamela Breese for approval of a variance to Article 7.04.10 of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow an accessory structure closer to the front lot line than the principal building (home) for the property located at 1744 Seaman Ave.
10/2/2023A petition by the City of DeKalb for text amendments to  the UDO to amend Article 5.09 “Central Business District” by amending the special use “New automobile, truck and recreational vehicles sales, with vehicle repair and service facilities, rentals, or used car sales as an accessory use only” in Article 5.09.03 by removing the new automobile requirement and adding a three (3) acre property size maximum.
10/2/2023A petition by Classic Auto Haus, Inc, represented by Steve Turner, for a special use permit for automobile sales inside the building at 215 N. 4th St.

Please be advised that all Planning and Zoning Commission  meetings are broadcast live on GATV Channel 14 in the City of DeKalb and streamed live at and posted after the meeting on the City of DeKalb YouTube Channel. You may also submit written comments regarding the request or by e-mail to by 12:00 PM on the day of the hearing. All comments will be shared with the Commission and included in the public record. 

If you have questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (815) 748-2070.