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Jun 05, 2020



 On June 10, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., the Plan Commission of the Village of Hinsdale will hold an electronic public hearing on whether the Village Board should impose a temporary moratorium not to exceed 180-days on the issuance of any demolition permit or other building or zoning approvals involving the demolition of any single family home or building within the Village that either has landmark status or is one of the homes within the Village deemed to be historically “significant” or “contributing” in the 1999 Hinsdale Reconnaissance Survey prepared by Historic Certification Consultants. For copies of the 1999 Hinsdale Reconnaissance Survey, or information on whether your home may be one of the homes potentially affected by the moratorium, please contact Director of Community Development Robb McGinnis at 630-789-7036 or at A link to the 1999 Hinsdale Reconnaissance Survey is available on the Village’s website here:

 The purpose of the moratorium, if imposed, would be to provide an opportunity for study by the Plan Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and/or Village Board of Trustees of whether text amendments to the Village’s Zoning Ordinance and Village Code should be made, in order to more effectively protect the many single-family homes and other structures, buildings, sites or areas that contribute to the Village’s character, beauty and historic charm. Possible text amendments that might be considered, should a moratorium be imposed, include, but are not limited to, changes to the Village Code provisions relative to landmarking of historic buildings, structures, sites or areas, certificates of appropriateness, and demolition approvals of historic buildings, structures, sites or of buildings, structures or sites within the Village.

 Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, the public hearing will be held electronically. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available to the public via Channel 6 or on the Village website. Following the public hearing, the Plan Commission shall make a recommendation to the Village Board of Trustees on whether or not to impose a moratorium.


 Public comments and testimony on the proposed moratorium are welcome. Written comments and testimony are strongly encouraged. Written comments must be received by email or in writing by the Village Clerk prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  Emailed comments may be sent to Village Clerk Christine Bruton at Please use the subject line “Public Comment – Demolition Moratorium” when sending your email. Written comments may be submitted to the attention of the Village Clerk at 19 E. Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521.

While emailed or written comments or testimony are strongly encouraged, public testimony, comments or cross-examination may also be made by persons who have pre-registered with the Village. Persons may pre-register to provide live public testimony, comments or to cross-exam witnesses by emailing Village Clerk Christine Bruton at prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Please use the subject line “Pre-Registration – Demolition Moratorium” when sending your email. Persons who have pre-registered may then phone into the meeting at 312.667.4792, using Conference Code 581537. Persons who have pre-registered to provide live testimony, comments or cross-examination will be called on in the order in which they registered during the portion of the hearing reserved for such public testimony, comments or cross-examination. 

 All members of the public are requested to keep their written comments or testimony to three pages or less, and speakers are requested to keep their live comments or testimony to five minutes or less. Submissions or comments exceeding those limits may, if time allows and at the discretion of the Chairperson, be presented after all others have had an opportunity to testify, comment or have their comments read.

 Any questions can be directed to Director of Community Development/Building Commissioner Robert McGinnis at 630-789-7036 or at