101 South Main Street
Today the Village of Lombard, IL released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of two parcels in Downtown Lombard, at 101-109 South Main Street, consisting of approximately 2.19 acres. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit and subsequently evaluate the interest of developers or redevelopment groups in working with the Village to redevelop a highly significant redevelopment site located within the heart of the Village’s Downtown and within the Lombard Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The site is located in the Central Business District (zoned B5), south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks and the “core” downtown area. Information can be found online at http://www.villageoflombard.org/bids.aspx?bidID=164 .
Update: January 2018
The Village of Lombard did not receive any responses to the Request for Proposals that was made public in June of 2017, which was seeking potential grocers at the 101 S. Main location.
The Board of Trustees has directed staff to issue a new RFP, seeking non-specific development proposals for the site.
Updates will be posted on this page (www.villageoflombard.org/101southmain) as they become available.
The Village of Lombard will be seeking parties interested in pursuing a retail grocery store redevelopment opportunity for a Village owned property in Downtown Lombard. As part of this effort, the Village will be releasing a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) document for experienced developers and grocery store operators to submit project proposals. The RFP document was released on June 1, 2017.
Located at 101-109 South Main Street, the property is 2.19 acres in area and is a part of the Village’s Central Business District. The site has excellent frontage along Main Street and is centrally located with proximity to other retail commercial businesses, offices, and the Lombard Metra station.
The RFP process is intended to both gage private sector interest in a grocery store and to demonstrate that the Village is committed to working with a qualified development team on a project that enhances the downtown. The Village’s goal is to create the “best deal” for the Village and the development team.
Village President Keith Giagnorio is looking forward to the opportunity to see the site redeveloped that enhances the downtown. “In Lombard’s State of the Village in February, we said we hoped we would be able to bring a new business to the site and this is a step to fulfill that goal.”
Lombard District 4 Trustee Bill Johnston, who also Chairs the Village’s Economic and Community Development Committee is also interested in exploring a grocery store development for the property. “Residents on the north side of Lombard have been seeking a full-service grocery store in the downtown area. This effort will hopefully facilitate future engagement with a developer who can successfully establish a grocery store that builds upon our downtown business efforts.”
This report and other relative information about the Village can be viewed at www.villageoflombard.org/101SouthMain. Interested parties should contact William Heniff, Lombard Community Development Director at (630) 620-5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.