Fairview Focus Area


The Village is taking steps to enhance the area surrounding Fairview Avenue and the Fairview Train Station, following recommendations outlined in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.


The plan intends to create a distinct identity for the neighborhood, improve all modes of transportation, and foster mixed-use developments that provide goods and services for nearby residents and visitors.






The Village will take several actions to bring the plan for Fairview to reality. Like the successful revitalization of Downtown Downers Grove, efforts will take place over many years, perhaps a few decades.


This MAP shows the location/boundaries of the plan area. 


ACTION PLAN

The following actions needed to implement the plan are currently being discussed by the Village Council and staff: 

  • Rezone the area. This will allow the Village to enact regulations that will attract new development, facilitate renovations and retain current residential and business properties.
  • Update the streetscape. Improve the functionality and visual appeal of public streets and sidewalks.
  • Establish policies that dedicate funds to pay for public improvements.
  • Facilitate redevelopment of privately owned properties.
  • Redevelop parking lots owned by the Village.
  • Work with the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to attract new business and retain existing occupants. 

PROGRESS

Rezoning

This portion of the action plan will take several months to complete. In March the Village approved a regulatory framework, a document that includes the key concepts to be included in the zoning regulations and zoning districts for the area.


The rezoning process includes neighborhood meetings, public hearings before the Plan Commission and discussion at Village Council meetings.

(see Related Materials below.)

Streetscape Improvements

The Village is developing a Downtown and Fairview Focus Area Streetscape Plan as part of the Guiding DG planning effort.  



related MATERIALS

Click on a category below.


Media

Fairview Focus Area Discussion | March 12, 2024 | link to video
Fairview Focus Area Discussion | February 13, 2024 | link to video
Fairview Focus Area Discussion | January 9, 2024 | link to video
Fairview Focus Area Discussion | December 5, 2023 | link to video
Fairview Focus Area Discussion | November 7, 2023 | link to video
Fairview Focus Area Discussion | October 17, 2023 | link to video

Photos/Maps

Related Village Council Meeting Minutes

Reports

What's the Plan?

image of Fairview area on DG map

Read the plans for the Fairview Focus Area, included in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.

Share Your Input

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For questions and comments, please contact Community Development at 630.434.5515.


Regulatory Framework


The Regulatory Framework, approved on March 12, 2024, includes the key concepts to be included in the zoning regulations and zoning districts for the Fairview Focus Area. 



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