Library, Park District, and Village Partner on Transfers of Maple St Properties
Representatives from the Helen Plum Library, Lombard Park District, and Village of Lombard have been working collaboratively to develop agreements related to the transfer of several Maple Street properties currently owned by the Library. The agreements provide for Park District acquisition of four parcels totaling 52,675 square feet and Village of Lombard acquisition of the parking lot at 25 W Maple Street and are based upon values established through property appraisals.
Under the agreements, the Park District will contribute toward demolition costs of the Library building at 110 W Maple and subsequent to demolition, the Library will transfer the deed for this parcel to the Park District. The Park District will also acquire the library-owned vacant lots to the west of the existing building. The intent of the Library Trustees is to apply funds received to subsequently provide for a levy reduction, abatement, or equivalent alternative to return the amount currently budgeted for demolition to the taxpayers, subject to the actual demolition costs incurred. The Village will acquire the Library owned parking lot at 25 West Maple. The Village will further enter into a long-term lease agreement with the Park District for use of the additional parking spaces within the Edwards Elmhurst Health Center site.
The contractual agreements providing for the transfer of these properties will be considered by each entity at the following public meetings: at the Library Board Meeting on March 21, the Park Board Meeting on March 28, and the Village Board Meeting on April 6.