Previously Approved Plans
Below is a set of links to previously approved plans relating to redevelopment in Fox River Grove's downtown area.
Comprehensive Plan (Updated 2014)
The Village's base comprehensive plan was adopted in 2007. A comprehensive plan is a land-use plan that serves as a tool for economic redevelopment efforts within the corporate and the extraterritorial limits of a municipality. This plan builds on previous land use and economic development plans of the community, and provides direction to elected and appointed officials, residents, businesses, property owners and developers seeking to improve upon the character and quality of life in Fox River Grove.
The Comprehensive Plan was updated in 2014 with the addition of the Downtown Subarea Architectural and Streetscape Guidelines. These guidelines are intended to promote the vitality and economic health of Fox River Grove’s downtown area by providing design direction on the type, character and quality of the built environment. The purpose of the guidelines is not to dictate a specific development plan for the properties located in the downtown area, but rather establish a set of standards and identify elements of building and streetscape design that should be encouraged in the downtown.
This linked video presents the way the Northwest Highway corridor might look if the 2014 streetscape guidelines were implemented. The password FoxRiverGrove may be required to watch the video.
Downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District (2015)
The Downtown TIF District, adopted in 2015, was adopted in order to provide a financial tool to facilitate redevelopment of the area around the Fox River Grove train station and other areas along Northwest Highway. The plan establishes eligible project costs, land disposition, necessary public improvements, and the nature and term of financial obligations.
This plan, adopted in 2010, was developed in order to provide a link between the Village's previous downtown work (e.g. vision statements and data, etc.) and redevelopment. Elements include: a market feasibility study of retail, commercial and residential opportunities, a land use and land assembly plan which supports the potential implementation of the downtown vision, a review of the costs and potential financing mechanisms which would be required in order to implement the downtown vision, meetings with developers to review the downtown vision and to determine potential future interest in the Village, and discussions with current property owners to determine commercial property owners who might be interested in additional development of their property in order to be part of a downtown implementation plan.