Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)


Upcoming meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act.

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  • 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
    • Email Jennifer Maisch
    •  Phone: 847-664-4055


    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.