The intent of the Ogden Avenue Corridor Plan is to provide an official policy guide for comprehensive improvement in the corridor. Because the corridor plays a key role in the Village's economic viability and serves as perhaps the Village's most visible gateway, a plan is necessary to maximize the corridor's economic viability and improve the corridor's sense of place.
Ogden Avenue History
Ogden Avenue has played a significant role in the region's history and evolution. Ogden Avenue is part of U.S. Route 34, which is a national east-west highway that runs from Chicago to north-central Colorado. Ogden Avenue was originally constructed through Lisle in 1850 as Plank Road, and originally served as a trade route from Fort Dearborn in Chicago to Naperville. In 1872, Plank Road was renamed Ogden Avenue after the first mayor of Chicago, and later became part of the U.S. Highway system.
Today, Ogden Avenue is a principal east-west regional highway that generates over 30,000 trips through Lisle each day. It is the main commercial highway of Lisle and is home to major automobile dealerships, such as Bill Kay Chevrolet and Heritage Harley Davidson. Ogden Avenue also contains significant office campuses, such as the Molex campus.
Planning Process/Project Schedule
The Ogden Avenue corridor planning process consists of the following 7 steps, and is explained in greater detail here. The project is estimated to take approximately 12 months to complete. A more detailed project timeline is also available by clicking here.
- Step 1: Project Initiation
- Step 2: Community Outreach
- Step 3: Existing Conditions Analysis
- Step 4: Corridor Planning Framework (Goals, Objectives and Opportunities)
- Step 5: Corridor Component Plans and Sub-Area Concepts
- Step 6: Implementation Strategy
- Step 7: Plan Preparation and Adoption
Plans, Reports and Meeting Summaries
Here you may view PDF copies of draft plans, reports and meeting summaries:
- February 11, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- April 8, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- May 7, 2009 Public Workshop Meeting
- May 20, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- Community Outreach and Existing Conditions Report
- June 8, 2009 Village Board Workshop Presentation
- June 23, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- Corridor Framework Plan (Goals, Objectives and Opportunities)
- July 28, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- August 6, 2009 Public Workshop Meeting
- October 28, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting
- Corridor Component Plans and Sub-Area Concepts
- January 12, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting
- January 28, 2010 Public Workshop Meeting
- March 3, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting
- Implementation Strategy
Ogden Avenue Steering Committee
A steering committee comprised of a group of various stakeholders has been formulated to help provide direction and leadership for the plan. The members of the Ogden Avenue Corridor Plan Steering Committee include:
- Mark Boyle, Village Board
- Rob Getz, Planning and Zoning Commission
- Brad Hettich, Hettich Financial Services
- Bill Kay, Bill Kay Chevrolet
- Skip Leone, Lisle Resident
- Mike Lepore, Molex
- Tom Maschmeier, Economic Development Committee
- Bret Richter, BLR Architects
- Joe Schmitt, Village Board
We want your input! The planning process will include an extensive community outreach program that will provide several opportunities for public input. The schedule for public meetings will be updated regularly under the Latest News heading of this page. Also, additional information on the scope of the public meetings and meeting minutes will be provided on the website as it becomes available.
In addition, if you have any comments or questions concerning the plan, please contact Katie Helfert, Senior Planner, by email or (630) 271-4169.