Zoning Board of Appeals

Regular Meetings

  • 7pm
  • 4th Monday of every month
  • Village Hall
    1225 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, IL 60062

ZBA Meeting and Application Deadline Calendar

Meeting schedule and location subject to change. See upcoming meetings at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View agendas and minutes.

All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.


  • Steven Decker, Chair
    Term Ends: April 2022
  • A.C. Buehler
    Term Ends: April 2024
  • Dan Craig
    Term Ends: April 2022 
  • Kristen Gorenberg
    Term Ends: April 2022

  • Tom Len
    Term Ends: April 2023
  • Molly Chen
    Term Ends: April 2025
  • Howard Wolfmark
    Term Ends: April 2021
  • Jennifer Maisch, Staff Liaison
    Phone: 847-664-4055
    Email Jennifer Maisch


The ZBA consists of 7 members. The ZBA process is in strict conformance with the Illinois State Statutes regarding notice and notification requirements of surrounding property owners. The ZBA hears requests for variations in accordance with Section 11-503E of the Northbrook Zoning Code. The permitted variations are: to reduce the dimension of any required yard, to reduce the size of a lot due to insufficient area or width by not less than 90% of their required area or width, to increase the allowable height of a fence, reduce by not more than 25% the required off street parking spaces, to increase by not more than one sign the maximum number of signs otherwise allowed, to allow illumination of residential recreational facilities, to allow the moving of a pre-code structure, to allow restorations of partially damaged or destroyed non-conforming pre-code structures, and to allow for development of a legal non-conforming lot of record. 

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