Comprehensive Planning

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.

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 Mapand the Westmore Meyers Plan can be reviewed online.  

Plan Amendments

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 detailed below:

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