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

Mesa after

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

Babcocks afterDowntown 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

Sky Centers current

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

For more information on TIF or any of these programs, please contact Jennifer Ganser at 630-620-5717 or communitydevelopment@villageoflombard.org .

Downtown Plan

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: