Community Development


The principal function of the Department of Community Development is to administer, supervise and monitor the structured growth of the Village of Lombard while adhering to the strategic plan and goals set forth by the Village President, Board of Trustees and Village Manager.   The Department performs building permit review and inspection process, stormwater management activities and code compliance roles.  It is also devoted to ensuring the best possible economic well-being of the local economy through its development, recruitment and retention efforts.  Direct department support and assistance to the Village President, Board of Trustees, and the Village Manager’s Office are also provided. 

The Department of Community Development is comprised of four divisions:
Click here to view Community Development Director, William Heniff's, 2016 development presentation to the Lombard Chamber of Commerce.

Economic Development Tools

The Village of Lombard has several economic development tools that it can use to encourage development and redevelopment, assist local businesses, and improve the quality of life within the Village.  In 2015, the Village Board approved an Economic Incentive Policy.  Please direct questions to the Community Development Department at 630-620-5749.

101-109 S. Main Street - market analysis

Recently, the Village commissioned Tracy Cross & Associates, Inc. (TC&A) to prepare a market analysis for 101-109 S. Main Street in downtown Lombard.  Though the study focuses on the downtown site, it has general applicability to the existing market conditions in the entire Village of Lombard.  On March 19, 2015 TC&A presented a market feasibility analysis highlighting data on existing market trends.  Please contact the Community Development Department with any questions at 630-620-5749.

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