Niles 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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The Village of Niles has started the engagement process to update its Comprehensive Plan to help guide the future actions of the community. Niles 2040 will guide the future development, improvement and preservation of the community. The present time has shown us that the way we live, work, shop, connect, and recreate is constantly evolving. People have new expectations and aspirations for the places they call home. We want to make Niles the best it can be now and into the future.


The Niles 2040 Comprehensive Plan will explore how the Village can better understand and address these changing times, such as a radically changed retail environment; transportation mobility innovations; an aging population; evolving housing preferences; changing work and commuting habits; and an increased focus on environmental issues and sustainability. The Village is strategically pursuing a planning process to anticipate these changes and harness opportunity to create a resilient, well-designed, livable community that represents the aspirations and values of its residents. It's possible here!




The Village of Niles has started the engagement process to update its Comprehensive Plan to help guide the future actions of the community. Niles 2040 will guide the future development, improvement and preservation of the community. The present time has shown us that the way we live, work, shop, connect, and recreate is constantly evolving. People have new expectations and aspirations for the places they call home. We want to make Niles the best it can be now and into the future.


The Niles 2040 Comprehensive Plan will explore how the Village can better understand and address these changing times, such as a radically changed retail environment; transportation mobility innovations; an aging population; evolving housing preferences; changing work and commuting habits; and an increased focus on environmental issues and sustainability. The Village is strategically pursuing a planning process to anticipate these changes and harness opportunity to create a resilient, well-designed, livable community that represents the aspirations and values of its residents. It's possible here!



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    Are there any plans to control street flooding on Wisner Street between Dempster Ave. and Park Ave? Several residences and tenants have had vehicles flooded during heavy storms.

    Mark asked 5 months ago

    This location was not previously identified as an area of severe flooding.  Please provide more information on the frequency of flooding and any specific dates of known flooding to our Public Works Department via e-mail at Publicworks@vniles.com.  Currently there are no plans for an improvement at this location.  This issue will be referred to the stormwater commission for further study.  

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    what's the plan for the storm sewer flooding issues on Osceola Ave from Main St to Dempster St? this is a combind sewer area every time it rains 2" or more the streets get flooded.

    Mack asked 6 months ago

    All storm water improvement projects are evaluated on a cost benefit.

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    Seriously, when will Howard be done? Why is it going on two years?

    Sue Yee asked 7 months ago

    The project encompasses several components projects which include major gas line for Peoples Gas requiring other permitting agencies, sewer upgrade, bike lanes and overall improvements. The project is near completion.

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    I'm concerned there are only two women on the committee. I know one is a mother but not sure the other. We have lots of families and kids and need plenty of mom feedback regarding all these kids in our village. Please make sure to get out surveys/Q+A/etcetera to all the women in the village. I'm Treasurer of the Culver School PTA and would be able to help spread the word around.

    Kate Gallego asked 7 months ago

    The Village interviewed a number of qualified candidates for the Committee after an open application submittal period.  Unfortunately, we were unable to accept everyone that showed interest.  We have a virtual Community Pop-Up event on December 3 (registration on the Niles2040.com website) that we hope will have a robust participation by the public.  Spreading the word around about participating in this event, as well as participation on this Niles2040.com website, would be great start.

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    Why are the Village salaries so disproportionate to the Communities Household Income? Should the planning process not possess realistic wages and not a burden to the tax payers? For instance the Village Forester a Non-Resident possessing questionable roots and no tenure is making $125K+. When the median household income in the Village is $60k how are these egregious salaries the tax payers burden? Additionally, what is with the excessive hiring of Non-Residents ? With the excessive amount of 'possibilities here,' should not residents not be afforded these positions? Being that the Village Manager is making $215K+ by 2040 this position will be paid comparable to the United States President. NILES SALARIES: https://www.vniles.com/DocumentCenter/View/8544/Total-Compensation-Reporting-Spreadsheet-FY2020 FORESTER SALARY COMPS: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/How-Much-Does-a-Forester-Make-a-Year--in-Illinois

    Barbra asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your concern. Many of the Village’s full time employees (About 72%) are governed by collective bargaining agreements and wages are negotiated based upon many factors including union comparable communities. The Village also strives to conduct salary studies every two years to ensure our non-union employee’s salaries are in line with comparable communities. Positions are posted for all to apply and we encourage residents to apply for positions.  Open positions can be found here: https://www.vniles.com/jobs.aspx

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    I have lived on Harlem near Oakton for 25 years. The truck volume and noise has never been worse than it is now. The trucks go by at all hours and never follow the posted speed limit, some are close to 50/60 mph. They have no respect that this is a neighbor which has children. Can the speed limit be reduced to 30 mph and enforced like other neighborhoods north of Golf?

    PJH2021 asked 7 months ago

    Your comment is appreciated and is being forwarded to the Niles Police Department. They may coordinate efforts with traffic engineering if needed. There is a Traffic Calming Committee who takes requests such as these: https://www.vniles.com/DocumentCenter/View/5033/Niles-Traffic-Calming-Policy---Procedures?bidId=

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    Any plans for the best buy building? And the old meyers store?

    Ken swrdroe asked 7 months ago

    These locations present challenge since each location, the former tenant remains the lease holder and maintains control of backfilling the space. The Village’s Economic Development Director is actively searching and will continue to pursue tenants for those sites.

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    What is keeping Niles from having multiple restaurants? We have some fast food places but few casual restaurants. I’m tired of having to go to Park Ridge for a nice dinner (pre-Covid).

    Michele asked 6 months ago

    Your comment is appreciated. Niles has in fact 107 different restaurants/food establishments that includes full service, fast casual, fast food to specialty. The village’s interactive map will be updated soon to include every location.