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Montgomery public hearing on Unified Development Ordinance set for Thursday

‘Most significant change’ would allow fence heights up to six feet in residential districts

A public hearing, scheduled to take place on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Montgomery Village Hall, 200 N. River St., will consider several changes and updates to the Montgomery Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Residents and business owners are welcome to attend to learn more about the text amendments proposed to the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Montgomery.

“The most significant text change to this update is increasing the permitted fence height to 6 ft. in residential districts not bound otherwise by an annexation agreement or homeowner association,” said Director of Community Development Sonya Abt. Other changes include:

  • Revising screening requirements for outdoor storage areas
  • Reducing the parking requirements for the downtown Mill district
  • Various minor clarifications throughout the code to clarify current descriptions and wording

Residents and business owners should note that subdivisions regulated by an existing Annexation Agreement or Homeowners Associations (HOA) will supersede the amendments by the Village and all are strongly encouraged to reference these documents as well when considering property updates, especially regarding the fence height restrictions.

At the hearing, members of the public wishing to speak will have a two-minute opportunity to address the commission.

The Village Board will consider the text amendment recommendations from the Planning & Zoning Commission at their Oct. 11 meeting. Proposed changes will not be authorized or permitted until board approval of the document has been received.

For questions, contact the Community Development Department at 630-896-8080. Additional information and current UDO are located online at MontgomeryIL.org.