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A First-Timer's Guide: Dealing with Rezoning Issues in McHenry County

Checklist Analysis for Proposed Land Use Changes

  1. Does the land use change fulfill a significant need in the area?
  2. Will the land use change be beneficial to the general welfare, safety and health of the residents of the immediate area and the general population of McHenry County?
  3. Will the land use change constitute an "entering wedge" of incompatible land use and be a detriment to adjacent property?
  4. Will the land use change create an isolation of the specific land use?
  5. Will the land use change adversely influence living conditions due to a type of pollution?
  6. Will the land use change adversely influence adjacent property values?
  7. Will the land use change contribute to unsafe traffic patterns or undue congestion?
  8. Will the land use change alter the population density pattern and increase the load on public facilities?
  9. Will the land use change adversely affect a valuable natural resource of the County?
  10. Will the land use change create additional environmental problems due to soils, vegetation, slope. or floodplain?
  11. Is the land use change consistent with municipal plans (if applicable)? Why or why not?
  12. Will the land use change result in private investment which would be beneficial to the redevelopment of a deteriorated area?
  13. Is the land use change located where the needed services have been provided?
  14. Is the subject property physically suitable for the purpose of the land use change?
  15. Will the relief of a hardship for an individual property owner create a detriment to public welfare?
 

 

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