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Click the link above for Agenda & Minutes of EDC and PZB meetings.

 

NEW WINTHROP HARBOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADOPTED 10/18/16

OCTOBER 1995 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (posted 4/3/14)

SIGN CODE (Revision posted 12/11/09)

REPORT: A PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 2010

REPORT: LAKE FRONT CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

WINTHROP HARBOR DATA (by City-Data.com)

Pat DiPersio, Community Development Director, (847) 872-8699


Winthrop Harbor is at a unique time in its history when it comes to economic growth. Our Village is poised to welcome new business and development with favorable initiatives and an ideal climate for success.

CMAP - A Comprehensive Plan for Winthrop Harbor


Created in 2005, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now guides implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region's 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.

With assistance from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program (LTA), the Village of Winthrop Harbor has created a new Comprehensive Plan to address issues related to housing, parks and open space, transportation, and community image and identity. The comprehensive plan being replaced was last updated in 1995.

Click here to visit the CMAP website where you can view and download the new Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted by the Village Board of Trustees on October 18, 2016. At this site you'll also find the details about the extensive planning process which took place, including public engagement and project timelines.

 

Visit the CMAP site to
view or downlod the
new Comprehensive Plan


Click to read the Zion-Benton News article!

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS

 

Read the Zion-Benton News article for information about Winthrop Harbor's exciting economic development plans.


RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES

For retailers considering a new location in Northeast Lake County, Winthrop Harbor has a strong retail demand for furniture & home decor stores, automotive sales, specialty food stores and jewelry / luggage / leather stores.

The Retail Opportunities & Development flyer (right) provides additional information, as do the links above.

 Download our Retail flyer! [PDF]


TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

As home to the largest inland marina in the United States, Winthrop Harbor is destination to nearly one million visitors each year.

Exciting plans for development are underway, including hotel and restaurant sites on Lake Michigan, expansion of public transportation, and more! 

For a graphic depiction of areas planned for development, please view our Tourism Development Opportunities Flyer. (left)


 

STREETSCAPE PLANS

The 7th Street Streetscape project is largly completed. For an overview of the plans designed to enhance and beautify the 7th Street corridor leading from downtown to Lake Michigan, view the Streetscape flyer here. (right)

This project, together with a host of additional development for retail, residential and tourism initiatives, provide for an exciting future for Winthrop Harbor residents and visitors alike.

For additional information and details about Winthrop Harbor economic development, please visit each Community Development section using the links at the top of this page.

We also invite you to contact our Community Development Director, Pat DiPersio, for a personal review of your business and commercial property needs and requirements. Mr. DiPersio can be reached at 847-872-8699, or via e-mail at pdipersio@winthropharbor.com


Thank you for considering Winthrop Harbor. We look forward to having you visit our Village to learn more.

 Click to visit the Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Click to visit Lake County Partners


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