Hammerschmidt Commuter Parking Lot Expansion

Hammerschmidt Parking Lot scheduled to open for use on Mon., Dec. 21


The Hammerschmidt Commuter Lot in Downtown Lombard is scheduled to open on Monday, December 21, after undergoing an expansion project that will provide commuters with 92 new parking spaces. Signs will be posted beginning December 18, 2015 to notify residents and commuters of the lot opening.

The lot can accommodate an additional 92 cars and is a daily fee lot. As part of the project, an additional pay station with an enclosure has been provided. The contractor’s remaining work effort is related to the seeding of the turf grass and the preparation and planting of the bioswales that will assist with drainage and support native plantings. This work can be completed once the lot is open.

The Hammerschmidt Lot is located along the north side of the Metra West train line, at the south east corner of Main Street and St. Charles Rd., in Downtown Lombard. The lot is daily fee parking only and does not include any permit parking spaces. A second payment box has been added to help alleviate payment congestion. A shelter has been placed around the pay boxes to help protect commuters from inclement weather. Commuters may also choose to pay by phone with the Passport Parking app or online at passportparking.com/park for a $0.37 fee per transaction. The new spaces in the Hammerschmidt lot will help reduce the need for additional parking spaces when the temporary lot at 101 S. Main is sold for future development. Commuter lots in Downtown Lombard are open for free parking after 11 a.m., and provide parking for shoppers and restaurant goers in need of parking longer than 2 hours.



  • Expected completion late December 2015
  • The lot will be daily fee parking only and will not contain any permit parking
  • The lot will add 92 additional parking spaces
  • An additional pay box has been added next to existing pay box
  • The Hammerschmidt lot will help reduce the need for additional parking spaces when the temporary 101 S. Main lot is sold for future development.



October 15, 2015

  • EXISTING ENTRANCE TO HAMMERSCHMIDT PARKING LOT (AT THE INTERSECTION OF ST.CHARLES AND CHARLOTTE) WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 19 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE DRIVEWAY AND SIDEWALK WORK. THE ENTRANCE WILL BE REOPENED FOR COMMUTERS ON MONDAY, OCT. 26 IF WEATHER COOPERATES. 
  • Lighting and electrical work was completed on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 
  • The stone base course was rough graded in preparation of new curb
  • Concrete work will begin the week of October 19, and will include curbs, sidewalks and concrete driveways. 
  • The parking lot can be accessed at the intersection of St.Charles and Garfield. 
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August 4, 2015

Work begins on the Hammerschmidt Lot Expansion Project on Wednesday, August 5. Preparatory work includes tree protection and trimming, crosswalk stripping and AT&T utility relocation. Beginning Friday, August 7, sidewalks along the south side of St. Charles Rd. will be closed and will remain closed for the duration of the process. Pedestrian detours will be posted. (see below map) At that time, sidewalks will be removed and excavation is scheduled to begin. Five existing parking spaces on the west end of the current Hammerschmidt lot will be removed permanently to allow access to the new lot and during construction several spaces will be temporarily closed. Complete lot closures may be necessary during the construction timeline.


Pedestrian Detour Map
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General Information 
Tentative Start Date: June 2015
Tentative Completion Date: September 2015
Project Manager: Ying Miao
Contractor: TBD
Awarded Contract Amount: TBD
Funding Sources: Parking System Fund
 Bid Information
 
Contact Information 
Contact Ying Miao, Project Manager at the Village of Lombard Public Works Department, at (630) 620-5740 or by email at miaoy@villageoflombard.org

Project Information 
Project Limits: The site boundaries are St. Charles Road to the north, the existing parking lot entrance to the east, Union Pacific Railroad to the south, and Marathon Gas Station to the west. 
 
This Project Includes: Providing 92 additional parking spaces to the existing Hammerschmidt Parking Lot facility, installation of approximately 3,400 sq. yd. of permeable brick pavers, installation of storm sewers, parking lot lightings, and two bioswales. 

Project Schedule: Currently in final engineering design. 

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Newsletter 1, August 4, 2015




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