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Start participating in March to prepare for Census day, which is April 1, 2020. Page includes FAQs and information on why it's important to be counted. Learn more about the 2020 Census and what the Village is doing to ensure a complete count.
NEW! Discover the progress the Village is making on achieving the goals outlined in the 2019 Strategic Plan. This dashboard provides easy-to-read progress bars and brief summaries on the status of each project or item in the plan. Find out in a glance if a project is on track, completed, or delayed.
The dashboard focuses on the "Top" and "High" priorities that are voted on by the Village Board each year in the Strategic Planning workshop. Learn more about the strategic planning process here.
The Village held strategic planning workshops on January 27 and January 28, 2020 for the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. Documents related to this plan will be published soon on the Village Strategic Planning page.
2019 Strategic Plan
Learn about the Village's Strategic Planning process and associated documents, which help prioritize projects for Village Departments throughout the year. View the 2019 Policy Agenda , which includes Targets for Action as determined by the Village Board, as well as those priorities identified by the Village Manager. The complete Leaders Guide for 2019 serves as a policy handbook for Village staff to reference throughout the year, ensuring that staff efforts are focused on specific, prioritized projects.
One of the Village's 2018 Strategic Planning Goals was to assess and improve downtown traffic circulation for both vehicles and pedestrians. The Village has also conducted a downtown parking study to assess existing public parking options, identify deficiencies and provide options for improvement.
These studies are based upon data collected by third party consultants that specialize in traffic and parking analysis. They use the data collected in the field, apply industry standard modeling and best practices to create reports.There was a Committee of the Whole on the discussion of these studies on November 13, 2018, and additional action taken at the January 15, 2019 Village Board meeting to implement parts of the studies. View the reports, studies, and a list of active projects related to improving downtown traffic and pedestrian accessibility on the project page.
In May of 2020, the Police Department will move from its current location at 112 E. Northwest Highway to their new location at 911 E. Kensington Road (currently 799 Biermann Court, in Kensington Business Center). Once settled in after the move, the Village will announce the relocation with a public open house.
In April of 2020, the Fire Department's headquarters and Station 13 will move from its current location at 112 E. Northwest Highway to their new location at 111 E. Rand Road. Once settled in after the move, the Village will announce the relocation with a public open house.
The Village operates as a Council - Manager form of government. View the Village's current Board of Trustees.
Upcoming Village Board, various Commission and Committee meeting dates are found on the Meeting Calendar.
Agendas for upcoming Village Board, Committee of the Whole, and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are available on the Meetings and Agendas page. You can also find previous meeting packets and minutes on this page.
Find contact information for Village Administration at their department page.
Information on the Village finances, including annual reports, are found on the Finance Department page. Finance also has information on various taxes, including rates and distribution.
The Village's Human Resources Department has Village Compensation and Collective Bargaining Agreements available online.
To request public records from the Village, please use the Village's CRM portal. Choose the appropriate FOIA category, fill out the fields completely and submit. It will be routed to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.
Downtown Development Projects and TIF
Block 56 is the area bounded by Northwest Hwy, Emerson Street, Busse Avenue, and Maple Street.
The Village underwent an RFP process for the redevelopment of the Police/Fire Building at 112 E. Northwest Hwy in September 2019. Greystar development team has been chosen of three submittals to present their redevelopment concept to the Village Board and begin the move through zoning entitlement. The Greystar proposal includes the parcels of 112 E. Northwest Hwy and 111 E. Busse Ave (the "Chase Bank Building".
Read more about the RFP process and proposals on the Block 56 Redevelopment page.
This page also contains information related Maple Street Parking Deck and commuter parking options while the deck is being constructed.
The Maple Street Lofts is a mixed-use transit-oriented development on a six-acre downtown site. The proposed Planned Unit Development is 14,000 SF of retail/restaurant/entertainment uses and includes a mix of both luxury apartments and single-family attached rowhomes. It will also include 268 structured parking spaces in a Village-owned public parking garage [Maple Street Parking Deck]. At the April 9, 2019 Village Board Meeting, the Village Board approved a Conditional Use for a Final Planned Unit Development and a Redevelopment Agreement for the Maple Street Lofts project, both by the vote of 5-1. Learn about the history of this project, easily access related documentation, see the site plan and parking options via the Maple Street Lofts project page.
This park, located at the northeast corner of Emerson Street and Busse Avenue, is scheduled to open in April, 2020.
Learn more about the Busse Park design process by visiting the park's project page.
The Prospect and Main TIF was adopted in 2017. The TIF Portal page contains information on this TIF District, including related ordinances, metrics used to measure the success of the TIF, as well as history of the Village's prior TIF, Downtown TIF District No. 1.
Information on the Joint Review Board meetings are also included on the TIF Portal page.