Cicero Updates Zoning Code as Part of Development Program

Cicero Water Tower

Cicero’s zones are getting an update. Through funding with the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the town’s Zoning Code and Zoning Map will undergo a revision as part of a new Unified Development Code (UDC). The UDC will build upon and advance the recommendations outlined in relevant planning efforts, including the 2017 Comprehensive Plan, 2014 Cicero Avenue Corridor Plan, and 2014 Cicero Connections Transit Area Implementation Plan.

The UDC is a document that combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations with other desired Town regulations such as sign requirements, design guidelines, and water management. It serves to implement the recommendations of Cicero’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, which is the leading local policy document setting forth Cicero’s long-term vision and solutions to local economic development and zoning issues. Check out the What is a UDC page on the project website to learn more.

A separate project website is available for more information on the planning process to prepare the Town of Cicero’s Unified Development Code (UDC). Here you will be able to stay updated on project news, outreach opportunities, and draft documents. Click the “Follow” button to receive notifications of project updates into your email inbox. You may also leave feedback on the Contact page at

You can also participate through our on-line Virtual Zoning Workshop available at This website offers a fun, interactive way to record your thoughts on a range of zoning related issues using a digital map to post your thoughts on how potential zoning updates can help the Cicero address current problems and achieve its vision expressed in the recently adopted 2017 Comprehensive Plan. 

The Plan promotes enhancing the quality of life of all residents by facilitating economic development opportunities, protecting and revitalizing neighborhoods, business, and manufacturing districts, while making the community more walkable and supportive of transit. 

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