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2013 Downtown Master Plan Update (DTMP)

UPDATE - Public Hearing Continued to 8/21/2014

The Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission (ZBA/PC) and the Downtown Design Review Commission (DTDRC) conducted a public hearing on Thursday, June 26, 2014, for the proposed update to the Downtown Master Plan. At the conclusion of the meeting, the ZBA/PC continued the public hearing to July 17, 2014 at 7 pm. During this meeting, Staff presented the Land use, building height and economic development recommendations. During the public comment portion of the hearing, residents raised concerns regarding the following items/issues: Proposed Multi-Purpose Community Center concept; parking; proposed building heights; and the Land Use/Financial Analysis report presented by Ehler's. Unfortunately many of those expressing their concern left at the end of the public comment portion of the meeting. Once the room settled down the ZBA/PC began to discuss these and other related issues. The Commission ultimately agreed to continue the public hearing until August 21 at 7:30 pm to all them an opportunity to contemplate the recommendation and the concerns expressed earlier in the meeting. An invitation to the August 21, 2014 meeting will be sent out to those who provided their contact information on the June 26 and July 17 sign-in sheets. Once again, all are welcome and encouraged to attend the 7 pm, August 21, 2014 meeting. (updated 7/18/2014)

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DTMP Subcommittees Presentation at the 4/30/2014 Special Village Board Meeting

It simply asks the question “if we set aside the obstacles, what do we want to be?  Where do we want to go?”  The end result, the plan, becomes a guide for day to day decisions, to be sure that limited and precious resources (time, budget dollars and staff time) are aligned with a shared goal.  Ideally, it eliminates duplicate efforts and a waste of resources.

The master plan for our downtown is just that.  A guide for future decisions.  Some of the things the community prioritized that were built into the plan were the concepts of services for local residents; safety; pedestrian circulation; vibrant; self-sustaining and; to include pleasant spaces (click here for the full vision statement).  So the master planning committee made up of more than 20 residents, with input from the wider community, developed a master plan.  A guide for how we might collectively make decisions going forward.

On April 30, 2014, the DTMP Subcommittees presented their draft recommendations during a special meeting of the Village Board, Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission, and Downtown Design Review Commission. At the conclusion of the presentation and discussion, the Village Board asked the DTMP Subcommittees to proceed with their draft document and prepare for the required public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals/Plan Commission. A date for the public hearing has not yet been determined. A copy of the power point presentation can be viewed by clicking here. The minutes from the joint meeting can be viewed by clicking here. (UPDATED 07/03/2014) 


Upcoming Meetings

  • Public Hearing before the ZBA/PC and DTDRC - July 17, 2014 at 7 pm (Village Hall)

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Clarendon Hills Middle School Project

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