Planning and Zoning Board


The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Board is to insure that land is used in the Village of Niles consistent with adopted zoning, subdivision, and building regulations. The Planning and Zoning Board meets once each month to consider proposals for businesses that require special use permits, proposals for variations, and proposals for other activities related to land development such as plats of consolidation, plats of subdivision, zoning map amendments, and annexations. The Planning and Zoning Board evaluates proposals against the Village's adopted 2040 Comprehensive Plan and the Village's zoning and subdivision ordinances before making a recommendation to the Village Board for each proposal. When required by State of Illinois law, the Planning and Zoning Board notifies the public and near-by-property owners about specific land-use proposals and holds public hearings for these proposals.

MEMBERS – term of the appointment is for one year

The Planning and Zoning Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the President of the Village Board with the advice and consent of the Village Trustees.
  • Thomas Kanelos, Chairman
  • Susan DeBartolo
  • Morgan Dubiel
  • Robert Schulter Jr.
  • Ted Karabatsos
  • Barbara Nakanishi
  • Tom Parala
  • Chuck Ostman
  • Bruce Sylvester
  • Danielle Grcic
  • Kathy Janessa - Recording Secretary
  • Angelo Troiani - Commissioner Emeritus
Staff Liaison
Bruce Sylvester
(847) 588-8075


Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
Regularly Scheduled Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month
Special Meetings are held at the call of the Chair.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


Zoning Code Re-Write Technical Memo
Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Land Use & Development Scenarios
March 10, 2014 Presentation