Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development Goals

  • Updated Comprehensive Plan: Using the assistance of planning consulting services, update the Village’s Comprehensive Plan. The update will focus on specific incorporated and unincorporated properties adjacent to Lincolnshire’s corporate boundaries, which have either experienced new development/redevelopment or are ripe for development in the next 10 years. Incorporate the Economic Development Strategic Plan into the Comprehensive Plan. 

  • Updated Planning/Escrow Fees: Review of the Village’s planning and escrow fees, survey comparable communities, and develop recommendations for the Village Board’s consideration regarding appropriate fee amendments. 

  • Comprehensive Review of Commercial, Corporate, and Industrial Site Conditions: Begin a phased review of commercial and office/industrial properties for compliance with approved landscape plans, site amenities, and overall site conditions. Contact property owners regarding non-compliances. This is intended to be a multi-year goal. 

  • Expanded “Express Permit” Program and Implementation of Electronic Plan Review: Given the success of online express permitting, explore opportunities to expand this program to other permits to enhance customer service and improve staff efficiency. Evaluate the cost and feasibility of electronic plan review software within the Village’s current enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. 

  • Community Enhancement Program Improvements: Complete community enhancement program improvements pertaining to code enforcement and property maintenance standards including public education, standardized enforcement processing, and increasing the use of technology for field work. 

  • Continue Work on Update to Village Brand Identity: Pending Village Board direction, update print and electronic media as appropriate as part of the initial rollout of the new brand and marketing initiative. 

  • Finalize Development of Zoning/Design-Oriented Regulations to ensure Residential Character/Integrity: Finalize bulk regulations of all Residential Zoning Districts to ensure Village vision is met and analyze the necessity of varying degrees of design standards/review to support the preservation of residential character. 

  • Increase Reporting on Economic Development Activities: Continue to execute on the priorities outlined in the Lincolnshire Economic Development Strategic Plan and improve reporting on activities and accomplishments.

Ben Gilbertson

Ben Gilbertson

Assistant Village Manager/Community & Economic Development Director

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1 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847-883-8600
Fax: 847-883-8608