Thursday, January 10, 2013
Spending caps and increased scrutiny of applications are just some of the changes.
Article updated at 2 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2013 The Village of Homewood voted to revise the currently offered TIF incentive programs during the Jan. 8 board meeting. Community Development Director Paula Wallrich says several reasons called for the revisions. Declining property values have resulted in a lower-than-expected TIF fund balance. Wallrich also said some long-time businesses in town are requesting more help as part of a developing business retention program. “We also wanted to make sure that we were doing everything we could to secure and protect the village’s investment,” Wallrich said. Homewood has three main TIF programs: Façade and Property Improvement, Retail Enhancement and Go Green. Formerly, only the Retail Enhancement program …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Also, one of the trustees is getting married and the Homewood Farmers Market is just around the corner. Here's a recap from Tuesday night's board meeting.
Village President Richard Hofeld issued a proclamation acknowledging the 100thAnniversary of St. Joseph Parish. Check in the media box for a video of St. Joseph Pastor Father Richard Kozak’s response. “Construction of the bike plan will begin next month,” announced Assistant Village Manager Jim Marino during the manager’s report. Accordin to Marino, IDOT will begin work on the first week of June. He said to expect completion within six weeks to two months. Trustee Heiferman said he is “Excited to get the bike plan going.” He’s also looking forward to putting together a local bike committee in the near future. The Homewood Farmers Market will make its triumphant return beginning May 19. Trustee Barbara Dawkins will be getting married May …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Scores of people came out to shop at Art 4 Soul over the weekend during the Southland's first ever Cash Mob.
In but a lightening fast two-hour interval, the mob came and left Art 4 Soul last Saturday. "This is very much different than a normal day of business," Owner Jen Sesto said. "This has been a tremendous, tremendous outpouring of the community." Beyond the immediate influx of cash, Sesto says she is confident the mob will produce residual value as well. "This is what Homewood's all about," Homewood Community Development Director Paula Wallrich said. "We do have a pretty strong shop local program, but this epitomizes everything we try so hard to do and it's all happening on one day." IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOMEWOOD'S CASH MOB, READ OUR ARTICLE ON IT. Want more news on local business? Subscribe to our newsletters!