Facilities Plan Overview
September 6, 2022
Overview, Information and Resources
Learn about the project.
The Village is constructing a combined Civic Center facility, which will be the new home of Village Hall, the Police Department and the administrative offices of Downers Grove Grade School District 58.
Located on the west side of the Civic Center property, this combined facility will provide modern work spaces that will allow for efficient and effective interactions between employees and with customers. Plans also include shared spaces for a variety of public meetings and community activities, including a multipurpose Council Chambers.
Exterior features will include public plazas, pedestrian walkways and native landscaping. Visitor parking will be onsite, as well as areas designated for employees and official Village vehicles.
The proposed plan for the Washington Street intersection will eliminate the eastern leg of the intersection, streamlining the traffic flow and improving pedestrian walkways. A variety of environmentally sustainable features are proposed for the new building.
With a total project budget of $60 million, the new facility is expected to be substantially complete by early 2024. Proceeds from the sale of a portion of the Village property and the resulting property tax revenues will assist in the Village's efforts of paying for the project through a proposed Tax Increment Financing District.
Additional information about the Facility Replacement & Sustainability Plan (FRSP) is available here: http://www.downers.us/facilities.
Civic Center Project Updates
Groundbreaking ceremonies commence. VIDEO
The Village will break ground soon on the new Civic Center. A fence has been installed and preparations are being made around the construction site. The following changes will be in effect beginning Thursday, August 11:
VISITOR PARKING for Village Hall and the Police Department will be relocated to the lower-level parking lot on the south side of Village Hall off of Curtiss Street, near the Council Chambers entrance.
DROP BOXES for Village and Sanitary District payments will be relocated next to the mailboxes on the north side of the Parking Deck accessible through the Washington Street entrance.
PUBLIC ENTRANCES to both Village Hall and the Police Department lobbies will remain the same and open throughout construction.
Village Hall and the Police Department will remain open to the public for the duration of the Civic Center project. Business hours will not be affected.
As a reminder, many Village business transactions and payments can be completed online. Payments can also be made at the Public Works Facility located at 5101 Walnut Avenue.