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Community Development

Amanda Orenchuk, Director

Purpose and Function

The Village of Mundelein’s Community Development Department helps to guide development in the Village by ensuring that zoning, subdivision, and annexation applications are consistent with the Village’s set policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer and review zoning, subdivision, and annexation proposals for consistency with the Village of Mundelein’s land use plan;
  • Enforce and answer questions about the Village’s Zoning Ordinance and other applicable ordinances;
  • Provide support to the Village Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Human Relations Commission; and
  • Facilitate Downtown redevelopment projects.

Economic Development

Purpose and Function

The Community Development Department also leads the Village’s business development activities. The team serves the community by attracting new businesses to Mundelein and works to retain existing businesses by offering planning tools to help businesses in Mundelein thrive.

Responsibilities:

Attract new businesses to Mundelein;

  • Assist businesses in the redevelopment of the downtown area through tax increment financing and other planning tools;
  • Maintain a database of available properties;
  • Provide a forum for discussion for local business leaders and property owners;
  • Identify areas for public improvement that enhance and complement private developments; and
  • Work with developers and business owners on economic incentive packages where needed throughout the Village.