Village of Homewood

TIF to help Bogart's redevelopment on Homewood board agenda

Homewood trustees will have an opportunity Tuesday to continue the process of creating a small tax increment financing district (TIF) downtown that is expected aid the redevelopment of the former Bogart's Charhouse site at 18225 Dixie Highway.

Parking study shows possible future of downtown Homewood

Homewood village board members began looking at potential changes to downtown parking this month, as they reviewed the results of a recent study. Last year, the village hired a transportation consulting firm to conduct a parking and traffic study of the downtown area. The firm presented the results to the village board at its May 14 meeting.
 

Janich leaves HPD for East Hazel Crest, Johnson promoted

The Homewood village board approved three police staffing changes at its May 14 meeting, including the retirement of Roy Janich, who retired on May 2 after more than 30 years with the department.

Homewood police using new body, in-car camera system

Police in Homewood began using a new body and in-car camera system in March.
 
Chief Bill Alcott and Deputy Chief Denise McGrath made a presentation on the new equipment to the village board at its April 23 meeting.
 

Redevelopment closer for Triumph Building site in Homewood

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to seek additional bidders on a project to redevelop the site on the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue. The building at 2033 Ridge Road, commonly referred to as the Triumph Building, was purchased last year by the village for the purpose of finding a developer to construct a mixed-use building there.

 

Homewood trustees to consider fee changes

Homewood trustees will consider a number of proposed fee changes at their regular meeting Tuesday, in addition to holding a public hearing for the 2019-2020 budget.

Surplus in early budget discussions for Homewood

Homewood Director of Finance Dennis Bubenik presented a draft budget that starts with a surplus of more than $500,000.

Bubenik outlined the budgeted expenses for trustees at the village board meeting on March 26. 
 

Homewood joins Greenest Region Compact

Homewood joined over 100 towns and government organizations in an agreement meant to promote environmental responsibility in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Greenest Region Compact is an agreement through the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus that aims to promote sustainability in Chicagoland through 49 goals designed to “guide municipal action, support mayors in their role as environmental leaders and foster collaboration that will have positive impacts on the region,” according to the MMC website. 

Homewood marketing to millennial home buyers

Homewood is asking millennial home buyers to “Think Homewood” in a marketing campaign that will begin again later this month. The campaign will center on a series of animated ads designed to look like puzzle pieces coming together over slogans exalting the benefits of moving to Homewood. The ads will be shareable over social media.

'Think Homewood' 2019 to be unveiled Tuesday

Homewood Marketing Director Jennifer Quirke will introduce this year's marketing campaign at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

Last year's "Think Homewood" campaign, which employed comic-style messages about the village's desireability, attracted nationwide media attention.

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