Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Planning in Lombard

The 2014 Comprehensive Plan is the Village's official policy guide for future growth and development. It provides community focus and direction regarding future physical and economic change in the community over the next 10 -15 years. It includes goals, objectives, and long-range recommendations for land use, annexation, transportation, economic development, and community facilities.

While the plan by its very nature is long-range in orientation, it has been developed and organized in a manner to help guide day-to-day administration and decision making. For the plan to be meaningful, it must be useful to the community in managing and monitoring physical and economic change.

Lombard is in a mature phase in its physical development and evolution. While a few key vacant sites remain within the community, it is over 90% developed. Prior physical land use plans appropriately emphasized guiding the proper development of these remaining vacant areas. Today, however, Lombard’s future is focused on the improvement and maintenance of existing development and encouraging compatible development and redevelopment. Further, because Lombard is primarily a residential community, it will be important to ensure the continued provision of responsive services and facilities.

The Village must ensure that new growth and redevelopment does not negatively impact overall fiscal conditions. Because of the community’s desire for improved facilities, the Village seeks a balanced development pattern which provides the community with the fiscal resources necessary to meet new service demands.

Plan Amendments

The Comprehensive Plan has had numerous amendments since its 1998 adoption, reflecting detailed study areas and the need for additional policy direction. These amendments are detailed below:

Ord. 4564, S/E corner of North and Main (Prairie Place)
Ord. 4643, Lancaster Square
Ord. 4692, St. Charles Road Corridor
Ord. 4704, 1776 & 1806 S. Highland Avenue
Ord. 5068, 203 & 233 Eastgate, 1806 S. Highland Ave., & 567 S. Stewart
Ord. 5341, 1214 S. Westmore/Meyers Rd.
Ord. 5418, 126 & 130 W. Maple
Ord. 5486, 400-540 E. St. Charles Rd.
Ord. 5499, 230 S. Westmore/Meyers Road
Ord. 5547, 1815 S. Highland Ave. & 1818 S Stewart Ave.
Ord. 5582, 615 & 617 W. Pleasant
Ord. 5664, 210, 214, 215, 224 & 226 S. Lincoln & 205 W. Maple (St. John’s)
Ord. 5814, 218 E. St. Charles Rd. (The Pointe)
Ord. 5850, 614, 618, 620, 624 & 626 W. Meadow (Lyonhart Manor)
Ord. 5949, 300 W. 22nd Street (Cove Landing)
Ord. 6090, Roosevelt Road Corridor
Ord. 6105, York Center Co-Op Area
Ord. 6500, Open Space Plan
Ord. 6595, Adopting the recommendations in the Downtown Revitalization Project Guidebook
Ord. 6658, Senior Housing Plan
Ord. 7192, Bike/Ped Plan
  Annexation Strategies, 2009

2014 Update

In August of 2011, the Planning Services Division began working with the Plan Commission on the development of an updated Comprehensive Plan and the Westmore Meyers Plan. Specific elements of the plan were discussed by the Plan Commission in monthly workshop sessions beginning in October 2011 through April 2012.  Staff put the project on hold for potential land use reviews of properties in the Village's planning boundaries.  In 2014, the update was renewed and staff brought a draft to the Plan Commission in a workshop session.  Staff hosted an open house so residents and other community members could view and comment on the documents.  The updated Comprehensive Plan  and Westmore Meyers Plan was brought before the Plan Commission and adopted by the Village Board. 

The Comprehensive Plan and Westmore Meyers Plan can be reviewed online.