Green Zoning and Building Code Project

Greening of the Will County Zoning & Building Ordianances 

Business Sustainability

Revised Will County Zoning Ordianace 


The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant provided funds for a consulting team - Duncan Associates, with the Lakota Group and Primera - to assist Will County in updating and greening the County's zoning ordinance.  The project was coordinated by the Land Use Department of the County Executive’s Office and the County Board’s Ordinance Review Subcommittee.  It included a comprehensive revision of the zoning ordinance which became effective October 1, 2012. 

The revised zoning ordinance either removes impediments to sustainability and energy conservation practices or offers encouragement for adopting such innovative development methods.  The revised zoning ordinance drew support from the Will County Farm Bureau, Three Rivers Manufacturers Association, the Will County Center for Economic Development and many others.


Examples of changes include the following:

  • Expanded administrative adjustment (variance) authority.  The changes reflect the authority granted by state law and will result in a greater number of minor matters being eligible for expedited processing as administrative adjustments.
     
  • Expanded Planning and Zoning Commission authority.  As a way to streamline the approval process, changes give the Planning and Zoning Commission authority to approve a much wider variety of variances, which could cut as much as 45 days from the typical process.

  • LEED-ND.  The ordinance outlines the incorporation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Neighborhood Development, into the Planned Unit Development process.  LEED-ND includes performance standards for certifying the planning and development of neighborhoods. The intent is to promote healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound practices in building design and construction.

  • Alternative energy sources.  Changes authorize and expand opportunities for voluntary utilization of wind, solar and geothermal energy sources.

The ordinance is available by clicking: http://www.amlegal.com/library/il/willcounty.shtml

 

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Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Upcoming Green Events

Mokena Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event 2018
Event's details
June 23, 2018-June 23, 2018

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Mokena, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
NuMark Credit Union Free Shredding Event
Event's details
June 23, 2018-June 23, 2018

Time:09:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location: NuMark Credit Union, Crest Hill, IL-IL


Will County residents are invited to bring up to two boxes of personal papers and documents to observe the on-site mobile shredding process. Papers include: Medical records, Legal papers, Canceled checks, Bank/financial statements, Credit card statements or offers, All shredded paper will be recycled.

 
 (09:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Book ReUse and Recycling Event in Park Forest
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July 28, 2018-July 28, 2018

Time:08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: , Park Forest, IL-IL


People may bring soft or hardcover books to be placed on tables for others to take. Everyone is welcome to drop-off books at the Village Hall throughout the month of July. The day to take books free of charge is Saturday, July 28.
 
 (08:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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