Lemont Downtown Study

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Welcome to the project website for the Lemont Downtown Study!

The Village of Lemont is working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to develop a study that will evaluate the utilization of civic spaces, parking locations, and designations within Downtown Lemont. Established in 1836 and recognized as one of the oldest communities in northeastern Illinois, Downtown Lemont is characterized by limestone clad buildings and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Today, Lemont continues to thrive as a mixed-use downtown, including homes, shops, restaurants, businesses, Metra station, and civic spaces. As Lemont continues to experience growth, the Downtown Study is an opportunity to evaluate existing land uses, parking supply and management, and opportunities for public placemaking.


Focus areas for this study include:


Parking
Analyze the supply and demand for parking in Downtown Lemont and identify recommendations related to improved parking management and connectivity between land uses and transit.
Streetscape and Placemaking
Identify near and long-term strategies to advance safety and pedestrian friendliness through streetscape and placemaking.
Connections to Transit
Explore strategies to improve connectivity between the Metra station and Downtown area.




Study Area

The project study area is generally bounded by River Street to the north, Lockport Street to the west, Cass Street to the south, and Holmes Street to the east. Click the map below to start sharing input on opportunities, issues, and ideas as they relate to the focus areas identified above.



Get Involved

To ensure that the plan’s recommendations reflect community’s priorities, local engagement is an essential part of the planning process. Explore the Tool Tabs and links below to get started:

  1. Share Ideas and upload inspirational photos of potential improvements you'd like to see
  2. Use the interactive Comment Map to tell us about places we should focus on
  3. Subscribe to receive project updates
  4. Coming Soon: A short Visioning Survey is being developed to lend additional insight on the future of Downtown Lemont



Get Started! Explore the Tool Tabs Below...

(The blue color identifies which tab is active)



Welcome to the project website for the Lemont Downtown Study!

The Village of Lemont is working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to develop a study that will evaluate the utilization of civic spaces, parking locations, and designations within Downtown Lemont. Established in 1836 and recognized as one of the oldest communities in northeastern Illinois, Downtown Lemont is characterized by limestone clad buildings and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Today, Lemont continues to thrive as a mixed-use downtown, including homes, shops, restaurants, businesses, Metra station, and civic spaces. As Lemont continues to experience growth, the Downtown Study is an opportunity to evaluate existing land uses, parking supply and management, and opportunities for public placemaking.


Focus areas for this study include:


Parking
Analyze the supply and demand for parking in Downtown Lemont and identify recommendations related to improved parking management and connectivity between land uses and transit.
Streetscape and Placemaking
Identify near and long-term strategies to advance safety and pedestrian friendliness through streetscape and placemaking.
Connections to Transit
Explore strategies to improve connectivity between the Metra station and Downtown area.




Study Area

The project study area is generally bounded by River Street to the north, Lockport Street to the west, Cass Street to the south, and Holmes Street to the east. Click the map below to start sharing input on opportunities, issues, and ideas as they relate to the focus areas identified above.



Get Involved

To ensure that the plan’s recommendations reflect community’s priorities, local engagement is an essential part of the planning process. Explore the Tool Tabs and links below to get started:

  1. Share Ideas and upload inspirational photos of potential improvements you'd like to see
  2. Use the interactive Comment Map to tell us about places we should focus on
  3. Subscribe to receive project updates
  4. Coming Soon: A short Visioning Survey is being developed to lend additional insight on the future of Downtown Lemont



Get Started! Explore the Tool Tabs Below...

(The blue color identifies which tab is active)

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Comment Map

3 months

Use our interactive map to share input, concerns, ideas, and suggestions about specific locations in Downtown Lemont. Consider parking, connectivity, walkability, safety, streetscape, placemaking, and transit... how easy is it to get around by foot, bike, and car? What opportunities exist? What should be preserved or improved? 

  • Step 1: Click the plus (+) sign 
  • Step 2: Drag pin onto the map
  • Step 3: Add comment / photo


Legend

____ Study Area

____ On-Street Parking

____ Private Parking

____ Public Parking