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Site Plan Review
Site plan review and approval is required to ensure that the use and development of land as authorized under the Zoning Ordinance is undertaken in a proper manner that furthers the public health, safety and welfare and makes adequate provision for assuring the availability of appropriate public and private services and amenities and for minimizing the adverse effects of such development.

The use of site plan review is also intended to avoid and prevent deterioration of the function, character, and appearance of the City and provide a favorable environment for residents and businesses, and to preserve and protect property values within the City.

Conditions of approval may be placed on site plan approvals to ensure that any negative impacts associated with the development are mitigated or eliminated. Site plan approval is required for multiple-family and nonresidential development under the following intended situations:

  • Any new principal structure (or complete redevelopment of any site) or the use of land for nonresidential purposes.
  • Where an existing principal structure erected prior to the date of adoption of this title is proposed to be expanded, for which the sum total of gross floor area expansion(s) since the date of this title are equal to or greater than 25 percent of the total gross floor area of said structure.
  • Any new or modified building and/or site improvements for a zoning lot which has previously received site plan approval under this title, reapproval of the plan is required for components of the plan which depart from the approved site plan.
  • A site plan shall not be required exclusively as a change of use except where such change of use results in increased off-street parking requirements which cannot currently be met on the site.
  • A site plan shall be required along with any application for a special use permit or a special use permit amendment for any nonresidential or multi-family development.

Site Plan Review Application

Paul Evans
City Planner

22 S. First St.
Geneva, IL 60134

Ph: 630-232-0818
Fx: 630-232-1494