Interested in finding out about new developments in Lombard? Wondering what’s happening behind the construction?
- Private Developments Story Map
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- Public hearings
- Community Development Chamber Presentation
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Developments Around Town
The Village often receives questions about what developments are being built around town. While the Village does not decide what businesses open, or where they open, the Community Development Department does serve as a facilitator for businesses interested in opening or expanding in Lombard.
- Retail in Lombard
- Economic Dev. Tools
- Lilac Station 101 S. Main
- Yorktown Commons
- Hilton Tru
- Helen Plum Library
- Holiday Inn Express
- Golf Social Development
- Beyond Self Storage
Wondering how the retail market works? The Village’s role in shaping development is to ensure that proposed businesses fit within specified zoning districts, meet building and zoning requirements, have adequate accommodations for parking and transportation, and meet other requirements that will make them a good neighbor and part of the community.
Learn more about opening a retail location in Lombard, and what the Village's role is in the process at villageoflombard.org/retail.
The Village of Lombard, through its adoption of its Economic Development Plan in 2011, has identified a number of strategies that should be undertaken to assist the private sector in the development of key properties and/or attracting desired businesses to the community. The Plan recognizes the Village Board’s desire to “continue to expand economic development strategies to attract, maintain or expand business opportunities within the community, to include creating innovative solutions to fill commercial vacancies and innovative solutions to vacant lot development.”
The Plan identifies four economic development goals:
• Retain, expand and attract commercial and industrial businesses
• Promote general economic development and business growth
• Increase municipal revenue sources and identity incentives for specific development opportunities
• Encourage redevelopment along key commercial corridors
The Village has developed an Economic Incentive Policy, which implements the “explore all options” approach.
Learn about the project redevelopment at 101-109 S. Main Street in downtown Lombard at villageoflombard.org/101southmain.
A Hilton Tru was approved at 550 E. 22nd Street on second reading on August 16, 2018. The single-family home previously on the site was demolished in December 2019. Plans are under permit review. FAQ Sheet
Overview of Woodmoor Residential Project
In December, 2013, DuPage County approved zoning actions for the Ken Loch Golf Course redevelopment into a multiple family residential development. The Woodmoor project will consist of 288 apartment units in 4 buildings and 100 townhome units.
The Village continues to work with Donven Homes and DuPage County and will be a partner through the construction stages of the project. As an unincorporated property, police services will be provided by the DuPage County and not the Village. Once completed, public street maintenance will be provided by York Township. Regarding school impacts, the developer was required to pay impact fees to the respective districts and in the future, annual property taxes to the schools in a similar fashion as incorporated properties.
At the June 8, 2020 meeting of the Helen Plum Library Board, the Board executed a sale agreement with the current property owners of three distinct tracts on land at the southeast corner of Main Street and Hickory Avenues. With these actions underway, the Village of Lombard offers this Frequently Asked Questions for residents and interested parties relative to the Village of Lombard’s role in the development process at www.villageoflombard.org/libraryFAQ.
Please note that the Helen Plum Library is a separate and district unit of local government from the Village of Lombard. As such, the selection and purchase of the Subject Properties is not subject to any oversight by the Village.
A Holiday Inn Express development at 451 E. North Ave., in a vacant lot north of the Lombard Lagoon, has been approved.
The proposed hotel is a 4-floor building, with 85 rooms and 87 parking spaces. A hotel is a permitted in the B4 zoning District.
2021 Update: The Holiday Inn Express at 451 E. North Avenue was approved by the Village Board on March 5, 2020 and staff remains in communication with the developer. The project is currently on hold due to COVID-19, however the developer still plans on proceeding with the Lombard hotel project. The Village’s role in Community Development is to serve as a facilitator. Ultimately, private developers must consider their own best course of action.
For updates see the Village's Holiday Inn Express Page
The Village received plans for a proposed development of 27-acres at 610-690 E Butterfield Road, Lombard. The property was formally the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For updates, visit the Village's Golf Social page.
The project was approved on March 5, 2020 for a 3-story self-storage center at 880 E. Roosevelt Road. Permits were submitted and are under review.
For updates, visit the Village's Beyond Self-Storage page