Jake Seid

Jake Seid with CMAP spoke to the Montgomery Village Board at their meeting on Monday about a partnership to create a unified development ordinance to refine existing planning goals within the village's design and zoning standards. (WSPYnews.com photo by Tyler Bachman)

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning or CMAP, is working with the Village of Montgomery to create a unified development ordinance to refine existing planning goals within the village's design and zoning standards.

Jake Seid with CMAP went before the village board at their meeting earlier this week and said that the village was chosen from 80 applicants throughout the state.

Seid says there are four major parts of the ordinance. The first section deals with administration.

The second section handles zoning district standards like set backs, building height and lot coverage. The new code would also create design standards for residential, industrial and commercial uses.

Seid told the board that the process began late last year and much of the partnership is funded through federal agencies like Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation.

He adds that the UDO is developed to update some of the ordinances that are outdated. It's not frozen in time and will be monitored and updated. It also cannot require a business to close or a desirable business to open.

Seid says the process to implement is done over 24 months and will go before the board and the public for workshops and further discussion.

A draft should be completed by the end of this summer or fall. Public review and adoption would come in 2020.