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posted: 9/12/2013 1:00 PM

Lombard seeks parties to redevelop two downtown properties

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By Bridget Doyle
Village of Lombard

The village of Lombard is seeking parties interested in pursuing redevelopment opportunities for two village-owned parcels at 101-109 S. Main St. in downtown Lombard. The properties total 2.19 acres in combined area.

The village's outreach is intended to identify qualified interested parties, design concepts and economic development plans for the site that are acceptable to the village, said William Heniff, Lombard's director of community development. The village is open to discussions with and ideas from potential developers.

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"With the improving economy, the village board is interested in finding out what possibilities are available for the site. They directed staff to initiate an outreach effort to explore such opportunities," Heniff said.

The site is in the central business district (zoned B5), south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks and the core downtown area. The site has frontage along Main Street and is centrally located with proximity to retail, offices and the Lombard Metra station.

The Lombard Downtown Revitalization Project Guidebook, adopted in 2011, identified the site as offering the most significant development potential in the downtown. Redevelopment is to emphasize a mix of residential, restaurant, entertainment, commercial and cultural uses.

The image and appearance of the downtown and the need to sustain a pedestrian environment are keys to continued success, Heniff said. Reinforcement of the connection with the core downtown is of paramount importance in the redevelopment of the subject properties.

This report and other information about the village can be viewed at villageoflombard.org. Interested parties should contact community development director William Heniff at (630) 620-3599 or heniffw@villageoflombard.org.

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