Community Development

community development department FUNCTIONS

The Community Development Department administers the orderly growth of the community by ensuring quality development through superior customer service which adheres to the goals and objectives established by the residents, Mayor and Village Board. The department provides assistance to local businesses, residents and developers through program administration of building inspections and plan review, code enforcement, economic development, Geographic Information System and planning and zoning.

Core goals of the Community Development Department:

  • Provide Plan Commission support
  • Coordinate Village-wide code enforcement efforts
  • Encourage housing diversity and quality
  • Implement the policies outlined in Village adopted plans
  • Encourage balanced growth and strategic annexations
  • Ensure quality construction of all developments
  • Coordinate the building permit and development review process and ensure timely reviews
  • Maintain and improve the quality of multi-family, single-family, commercial and industrial properties
  • Provide support to local businesses and encourage business expansion
  • Conduct business attraction and economic development efforts
building permits, development Applications and commercial filming permits
Current Development ProjectsThe Village maintains an interactive mapping application that provides updates on current development projects moving through the development review process or under construction.  The map provides a brief description of the project, the location, review status and potential Plan Commission and Village Board dates for projects occurring in the Village.

Additional Resources Pertaining to Proposed and Current Development Projects:
ZONING CODE UPDATEShare your ideas to help us update the Village of Woodridge's Zoning Code!

The Village of Woodridge is currently updating its Zoning Ordinance, which was adopted in 1976 and updated in 1991.  While amendments have been made from time to time, this is the first comprehensive update.  Zoning is the main regulatory tool used by local governments to manage the use and form of development on private property.

Go to for more information and to share your ideas!

Preliminary Recommendations Report - Village of Woodridge Zoning Code Update (Teska Associates, Inc. & Ancel Glink).

Kimberly Clarke
Director of Community Development
Ph: 630-719-4766

Gabriella Baldassari
Senior Planner
Ph: 630-719-4904

Eric Alwin
Building Commissioner
Ph: 630-719-6106

Community Development Department
5 Plaza Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
Ph: 630-719-4750
Fx: 630-719-2900

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.