41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee
The 41st Ward is one of a few wards in the City Of Chicago that invites persons seeking a zoning change (for any reason albeit it residential, business, construction, etc.) to explain the changes requested before a 41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee.
The Oriole Park Community Club has held a seat on the Zoning Advisory Committee since it was formed in the mid-1990s. The Community Cub selects one member to be the representative for Oriole Park at the zoning request meetings. The representative attends a monthly meeting in which a zoning issue is scheduled to be discussed. The representative listens to the requests for zoning variances and has the opportunity to question the petitioner as needed to determine the facts of the request. Information and drawings are then presented for review and discussion to the Community Club at our next meeting, either to the Advisory Board meeting or general meeting. A vote is then taken to determine how the representative should vote on behalf of the Community Club. The Representative will then vote as such at the next zoning meeting.
The results of the vote by the Zoning Board members is then presented to the Alderman. All parties involved in any zoning issue are welcome to voice their opinion or concerns to the Community Club before a vote is cast.
41st Ward Zoning Advisory Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Avenue, Chicago. Meetings are open the public and all are welcome to attend.
Visit the 41st Ward website for meeting minutes and more information: https://www.chicago41.com/zoning-advisory-committee