Downtown Lakefront Master Plan (2003) & Implementation Services (2010-Present)
Development Strategies & Programming
Market /Economic Analysis
Project Implementation Approach & Strategies
City of Waukegan, IL
Download the Downtown Master Plan & Update Project Sheet
Re-purpose over 1400 acres of industrial land and help revitalize Waukegan’s central business district.
A Team was assembled to work with the community and its leadership in order to reach a broad consensus regarding economic and land use directions for this challenged real estate that was clearly a liability for the City.
Several Downtown and Lakefront project initiatives, focused on development programming, land assembly and implementation budgets were identified. Significant commercial and residential investments have been made over the past few years. New restaurants, building renovations and mixed income housing units have been introduced and environmental remediation has been initiated on several older industrial properties along the lakefront.