Planning Division Primary Responsibilities
The Planning Division works with residents, businesses, property owners, and developers on a daily basis in the administration of Zoning and Subdivision Codes as well as procedures relating to the use of land and structures. Primary responsibilities include:
Assist residents with zoning issues. To learn more about zoning and your property, please visit our Resident Information page.
Assist petitioners through the special use process for businesses requiring special zoning approval. To learn more about zoning in commercial districts, please visit our Commercial Information page.
Assist business owners with signage and property improvements. To learn more about these issues, please visit our Commercial Information page.
Maintain the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a tool that Planning uses to determine the allowed use for all properties within the Village, and may be viewed here.
Coordinate long-range and specific area improvement plans. To learn more about current approved projects that are under construction or awaiting construction, please visit our Current Projects page.
Administer the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Planning also provides outside resource contacts for housing assistance services and other programs. To learn more about CDBG and other programs please visit our Housing and Support Services page.
Manage Village grant programs. In addition to administration of the CDBG program, other grant applications and information are coordinated by Planning. To learn more about Village grants and Recovery Act (ARRA) spending, please visit our Grants & Economic Recovery page.
Coordinate Village "Green" programs. The Village is focused on improving the environmental sustainability of Hoffman Estates. To learn more about Village efforts and what residents and businesses can do to be "green," please visit our Growing to Greenness page.
If you cannot find what you are looking for or have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Planning Division.
Planning General Information:
Planning General Email:
Peter Gugliotta, AICP, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, 847-781-2665
James Donahue, Senior Planner, 847-781-2666
Josh Edwards, Assistant Planner, 847-781-2668
Daniel Ritter, Development Services Technician, 847-781-2670
Paula Moore, Development Services Coordinator, 847-781-2672
Resources at Other Agencies and Organizations
The American Planning Association (APA), the professional organization for the City Planning profession: www.planning.org
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the regional planning organization for Chicagoland: cmap.illinois.gov
- The Cook County Assessor's Office for property tax and appraisal information: www.cookcountyassessor.com
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds for various public records about a property: www.ccrd.info