As part of the design process, the project team reviewed past plans created for downtown. The relevant recommendations were incorporated in the downtown streetscape plan. You can view previous plans and recommendations created for downtown below.

This 2013 plan shared ways to beautify & improve traffic Downtown. Ideas proposed include:
• Four Downtown gateway features proposed at Main, Penn & Crescent
• Alleyscape improvements
• Two mid-block crossings on Main St.
• Pavers and paver crosswalks
• Prairie Path improvements
• Parking lot screening with plantings

This 2012 plan explored ways to amend Downtown streets to improve traffic flow downtown.

This 2014 Plan explored strategies to improve cycling & walking in the Village, including:• Expand the Village’s bike network from 5.5 to 9.75 miles
• Build 100 new bike parking spaces downtown
• Add covered bike parking near the Metra Station
• Build a culture of biking with more bike events
• Require bike parking in the zoning code
• Launch a Bike-Friendly Business District

The Village’s 2009 plan for Downtown is currently being updated.