Land-use planning and zoning for the Village of Deer Park serves to fix population density in the area. In general the density of Deer Park is 1 family per acre, although every home site is not necessarily 1 acre in size. A very few families maintain farms and estates of larger tracts. Some homes have been built on lots of less than an acre in size, which were subdivided and sold before the village was incorporated and the present zoning ordinances adopted.
Village Comprehensive Master Plan
The aims of the Village Comprehensive Master Plan are:
- To control the burden of local school facilities
- To ensure orderly development of the area in keeping with the rural characteristics
- To preserve the green belt
- To retain open space
- To upgrade residential values
All sub dividers must submit plans for approval to the Plan Commission and the Village Board before any building permits are issued. Deer Park building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision control ordinance specify all particulars of sound construction and all details relative to new construction.