When selecting a Mount Prospect location, the new business owner should make their first contact with the Village through the Department of Community Development. This department includes three divisions: Building, Environmental Health and Planning. They are responsible for enforcing the Village’s Building Codes, Health Regulations, Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance and Development Code.
A variety of Village services are available to help you establish your business in Mount Prospect. The following describes some of the reasons you may need to contact the Village as well as identify the various components of the Village Code you will need to consult.
Choosing Your Business Location
When considering commercial properties in Mount Prospect, you must verify (or obtain) property zoning. The Zoning Classification for a property dictates the permitted uses on that land parcel as well as the size and placement of the building or related structures. Within each zoning classification certain uses are permitted; others may require Conditional Use approval. The Village's zoning map can be found online under the Planning Division. You may also consult Chapter 14 of the Village Code for additional zoning regulations.
To assist with your property search the Village maintains a listing of Available Commercial and Industrial Sites on the Village's website. You may also contact the Community Development Department at (847) 818-5328 to discuss your proposed business and assistance in finding an appropriate location for your use.
Information on the application process for Conditional Use, Zoning Variations and/or Rezoning can be obtained by contacting the Community Development Department at (847) 818-5328, via email Community Development Department or on the Village web site here. If you will need a Variation or Zoning Change for a particular property, you will work with the Planning Division of the Community Development Department to bring your project before the Planning and Zoning Commission. Information on this process is found in this document under Community Development.