Historic Business District
In July 2007, the Village adopted a Historic District Master Plan that outlines strategies to attract the best possible retail businesses and make development choices that fit modern retail site development principles.
Poised for Progress
From 1990 to 2000 downtown Frankfort experienced a dramatic increase in the number of households. The future promises even more growth as Chicago’s suburban edge engulfs Frankfort. The Village strives to preserve the character of Downtown Frankfort as the area continues to grow.
The goal of the Village of Frankfort Downtown Retail Grant Program is to strengthen the downtown retail mix by attracting new retail businesses and restaurants in targeted categories in the identified H-1historic district.
The Downtown Retail Grant Program provides up to $10,000 to attract qualifying retailers who are operating a new business in the downtown historic district.
Retail Grant Program
Download the Historic District Revitalization Plan
Download Historic District Development Opportunities Brochure