Downtown Lombard & Grant Information
Downtown Grant Programs
The Village of Lombard administers several programs that provide financial assistance for businesses and projects within the downtown area. The Downtown TIF grants help new and expanding businesses with interior and exterior improvements. Numerous improvements have been made over the years as shown on the Downtown Private Developments Story Map.
Downtown Improvement and Renovation Grant Program (Downtown TIF, TIF 1 West, TIF 2 East)
Up to 50% of the project costs for improvements to a building’s façade, signage, parking lot, or exterior accessibility items
Downtown Restaurant Forgivable Loan Program (Downtown TIF and TIF 1 West)
Up to 1/3 of the project cost for the establishment of a new restaurant
Downtown Retail Business Grant (Downtown TIF and TIF 1 West)
Up to 50% of the costs associated with opening a new retail business within the downtown
Downtown Relocation Grant Program (Downtown TIF only)
For those businesses that are displaced by a TIF project, up to $13,000 to assist with the costs of maintaining a location within the downtown
The Village of Lombard officially adopted the Downtown Plan as an amendment to the Village’s Comprehensive Plan on March 23, 2011. The plan includes development concepts for seven sites within the downtown core as well as six sites along East St. Charles Road. Other items addressed within the plan include strategies for streetscape enhancements, façade enhancements, visual identity and signage, and transportation. Also included is an implementation plan that calls out specific actions that can be taken to obtain short-term results. The plan can be viewed and downloaded from http://www.teskaassociates.com/lombard/ along with other downtown-related information, presentations, and past planning documents.
The Downtown Plan and past plans can also be downloaded using the following links:
- Downtown Revitalization Project Guidebook (2011) 18MB FILE - LONG DOWNLOAD!
- Downtown Lombard Visioning Report (2009)
- Downtown Lombard Framework (2009)
- Downtown Lombard Market Analysis (2009)
- Downtown Lombard Landscape Enhancement Plan (2009)
- Lombard Commuter Parking Study (2007)
- Downtown Lombard Parking Map
- Second Amendment to the Lombard Downtown TIF Redevelopment Plan and Project (2006)
- St. Charles Road TIF 1 West Redevelopment Plan and Project