Home to a growing population of about 43,000 people, the Village of Lombard contains a dynamic mix of business, school, living and much more that creates one flourishing community.
2014 was a great year for economic development, which included an update to their Comprehensive Plan. This plan will guide the Village on development issues, while setting forth a community vision for the next 15-20 years.
With a bright future ahead, some project highlights include:
- Completion of the Orchards Townhomes, adding over forty townhomes to the north side of Lombard.
- Expansion of Beacon Hill, senior housing facility, which will add a new building offering additional services to residents.
- Spectrum Development is underway building Lombard Place, an assisted living and memory care facility at 300 W. 22nd Street.
- Yorktown Center is currently undergoing a $20 million capital improvement by updating the center court, exterior building entrances, and food court. Additionally, new signage, and parking lot improvements will also be made. Several new tenants have moved into the food court and the mall, including national retailer, H&M.
- AMC Movie Theatre is updating their movie-going experience to allow for more legroom, wider aisles, and enhanced food and beverage options.
- The William J. Mueller Memorial Gazebo at 23 W. Maple Avenue was formally dedicated, serving as a great remembrance to the former Lombard Mayor.
- The Historical Commission completed the Village’s first official historic survey of 106 significant buildings in and near the downtown.
- After considering other options, Native Floral Group elected to stay in Lombard and expand their facility. The new build-to-suit at 1301 N. Lombard Road.
- Casa Real Restaurant opened at 569 E. Roosevelt Road at High Point Center.
- Numerous businesses did facade enhancement throughout 2014 such as The Pita House, Colonial Commons, the Famous Liquors retail center and 130 E. St. Charles Road.
- Clasha, a unique boutique shop, moved from Elmhurst to downtown Lombard.
In addition to these great projects in 2014, the Village of Lombard will see a number of new businesses opening their doors in 2015 including:
- Dunkin’ Donuts, 401 E. North Avenue
- Mesa Electronics, 130 E. St. Charles Road
- Balkan Bakery and Coffee, 14 W. St. Charles Road
- Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Road
- Drive Time, 500 E. Roosevelt Road
For more information on the Village of Lombard visit www.villageoflombard.org.