Historic Downtown Long Grove Business District.
Long Grove may be best known for its specialty shops and special dining. Visitors travel long distances by car and chartered bus to spend a day in our Historic Business District. Downtown Long Grove contains some 120 businesses. With few exceptions, all are open seven days a week, all year long. The success of our turn-of-the-century shopping environment is not just luck. After World War II, when the Village as we know it today began taking shape, a need to preserve the historic value and flavor of the district was recognized. As a result, the first historic district in Illinois was created in 1960 by Village ordinance.
The Village created an Economic Development Commission in 2018 to bring together talented residents and business owners to design and help implement initiatives that foster vibrant and durable business development throughout the Village. The Commission meets twice a month. For further information, please contact Mike Sarlitto via email Michael.Sarlito@longgroveil.gov.
Downtown Public Water Connection Requirements & Old McHenry Road SSA
In order to recoup roughly 1/3 of the cost for the public water system in the Historic Downtown, the Village Board approved amendments to the Village Code: (1) extending the deadline for buildings along Old McHenry Road to connect to public water system from November 2018 to January 31, 2019 and (2) reducing the distance of buildings from the public watermain that have to connect by from 400′ to 80′. As an option to provide alternative financing for those property owners that are interested, the Village Board also approved an ordinance approving the establishment of a Special Service Area for those buildings that are located within 80′ of the watermain. The minimum quarterly water rate is $100.
- Village President’s Letter To Downtown Property Owners Re Water Connection & Proposed SSA
- Downtown Long Grove Water Connection Fees & SSA Costs
- Downtown Long Grove Water Connection Map – Buildings Located Within 80′ Of Public Watermain
- Long Grove Water Rates Analysis 092017
- Village Downtown TIF Expenditures Thru February 2018
- IL 83 & Downtown TIF Projections
- Village Watermain Connection Guidelines 11/05/2018
- Long Grove Downtown Water Structures 2018 (Watermain and Service Line (B-Box) Connection Locations)
- Listing Of Plumbing & Well Contractors
Historic Downtown Economic Development Incentives.
The Village of Long Grove Board of Trustees recently passed an incentive plan for the historic business district. The programs provide the ability for business and or property owners that make pre-approved program eligible capital improvements to their property / business to be reimbursed for 50% of these expenses with a maximum reimbursement of $ 100,000. The following documents provides details on these programs that are aimed attracting and maintaining business in the historic downtown. To learn more about these Village incentives, please contact Village Manager Dave Lothspeich (847-634-9440 or email@example.com).
- Village Program Attacts Two New Businesses To Historic Downtown Long Grove.
- Village Letter To All Downtown Property Owners and Merchants Re: Revised Incentive Program.
- Downtown Property & Sales Tax 50/50 Incentive Programs Summary (Revised 03/28/2017).
- Property Tax 50/50 Incentive Program – Draft Form Agreement (Village Board Approval Required)
- Sales Tax 50/50 Incentive Program – Draft Form Agreement (Village Board Approval Required)
IL 83 & Downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District
- TIF Financial Projections (Including Expenses To Date) 2016
- TIF Eligibility Report (PDF)
- TIF Q&A (PDF)
- Downtown TIF Area Map (PDF)
Downtown Master Plan
The Village is currently updating its comprehensive plan, and expects to finalize it by early 2019.