Community Campus Plan

Community Campus Aerial

The Village of Bourbonnais is currently making efforts to promote new activity and vitality within our central core, including planning for an enhanced community campus to offer a range of activities and events for both residents and visitors of all ages. To assist in this effort, the Village has commissioned The Lakota Group–an urban planning and landscape architecture consulting firm–to lead a creative planning and visioning process for the Municipal Center and surrounding areas within the center of the community.

The purpose of this planning effort is to establish a community-approved vision and framework for transforming the Municipal Center area into a high-quality, year-round destination. In addition to providing initial design concepts for a new gathering space, the Community Campus Plan will focus on key goals of placemaking, promoting community identity & pride, and fostering economic development.

The Community Campus master planning process launched in the fall of 2019 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020, with several opportunities for community input provided along the way.


The first Community Open House will be Thursday, March 5th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Center Community Room at 700 Main St. NW. Come and share your ideas! Did you participate in the online survey? See the results! There will be opportunities to help determine campus planning goals and engage in initial visioning exercises. This is your chance to voice your input! 

Additional project updates, information and engagement outreach will be posted here in the future – check back for more opportunities to get involved and help us 'Imagine Bourbonnais'!