"Waukegan's master plan required a long-term vision. The City is making steady progress in accomplishing its goal of creating a thriving community including a new image for its lakefront and downtown"~ William H. Hudnut - Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute
"With its Lakefront-Downtown Urban Design Plan, the City of Waukegan undertook a thoughtful, inclusive planning process to boldly envision the largest piece of vacant Lake Michigan lakefront between Chicago and Wisconsin as a recreational, residential and commercial harbor city"~ MarySue Barrett - President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Message from the Mayor and City Council
Waukegan has seen some exciting changes since the adoption of our Downtown and Lakefront Redevelopment Master Plan. The redevelopment area has already benefited from more than $50 million of public investment and substantial private investment. The City itself has invested significantly, more than $40 million, in the redevelopment area, proving our commitment to implementing this Plan. We have approved numerous public/private partnerships, significant improvements have been made to buildings in the downtown and lakefront area, new buildings have been constructed and new business have opened or are in the process of opening. Finally, more than 100 acres of lakefront property are experiencing predevelopment activity. We are starting to see the fruits of our labors!
All the improvements Waukegan is seeing are the result of the hard work, dedication and passion of our community to realize the dream of a revitalized downtown and lakefront. Our Master Plan extends well into the future and we are committed to continuing implementation of Waukegan’s downtown and lakefront redevelopment for years to come.
~ Robert G. Sabonjian, Mayor
Planning Waukegan's Future
The revitalization effort needs the active support and interest of the Waukegan community. We encourage you to regularly check this Web site for updated information on redevelopment news and we encourage all interested developers, businesses and prospective residents to visit the site and see what Waukegan has to offer.
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