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Community Development

Community Development Director

Joanne Kalchbrenner

Phone: 630.260.6030
Direct: 630.909.5334

Mission Statement

The Glendale Heights' Community Development Department strives to provide professional assistance in planning, development and construction by adopting and enforcing current codes and standards in a uniform and unbiased manner, in order to establish and maintain a safe, healthy and attractive community for all residents and business owners.

To achieve this mission, the Community Development Department performs the following key functions:

  • Economic Development - The Department works with property owners, brokers and businesses to bring new businesses to the Village and retain existing businesses to ensure a strong economic base within the Village.
  • Building Permits - The Department reviews building permit applications and inspects construction to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances to ensure safety of residents and the public.
  • Planning and Zoning - The Department ensures that appropriate land uses are dereviews all development proposals for conformance with zoning regulations.
  • Real Estate Transfer Program - The Department inspects all properties prior to sale to ensure compliance with minimum codes and ordinances to protect public health and safety.
  • New Businesses - The Department works with all new businesses to help guide them through the process of opening a new business.
  • Property Maintenance - The Department works with owners to ensure that property is properly maintained to protect public safety and property values.
  • Rental License and Inspection Program - The Department issues licenses and inspects both single family and multi-family rental units to ensure that they are properly maintained.
  • Storm Water Management - The Department reviews developments to ensure compliance with storm water regulations, maintains floodplain maps and records of flooding and investigates flooding complaints.
  • Contractor Information - The Department licenses contractors doing business in the Village to ensure that they are properly licensed and bonded.