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. The 2014 Comprehensive Plan replaces the previously adopted 1998 Comprehensive Plan.
What's a Comprehensive Plan?
As a policy and visionary document and regulatory provision, the Plan does not provide for property zoning land development entitlement rights or establishes land uses, bulk requirements (such as setbacks, open space, height, and the like).
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.
The 2014 Comprehensive Plan, Comprehensive Plan Map, and the Westmore Meyers Plan can be reviewed online.
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:
- 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