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
2/6/2023A petition by Canndid Spirit Too, LLC represented by Crystal Anderson for approval of a special use permit for a cannabis business establishment (cannabis dispensary) at 305 E. Locust Street.
2/6/2023A petition by the City of DeKalb for text amendments to Chapter 23 "Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)" of the Municipal Code to amend Article 12 "Off-Street Parking, Loading and Storage Requirements" of the UDO regarding design, landscaping, parking setback, and locational requirements, minimum parking space requirements, and other miscellaneous amendments. 
A petition by Samuel Burnoski for a special use permit at 1104-1106 Lewis St. to allow the resubdivision of a “RC-1” Two Family Residential zoned lot into two single-family attached lots in accordance with Article of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and a request for a variance to Article regarding the minimum lot size for one of the single-family attached lots.

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.