Development Updates

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Catalyst Partners and Marquette Companies have proposed a high density, mixed-use residential development that will include 215 market rate apartments, 8,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, and 425 parking spaces (which includes 100 public parking spaces) at 100 – 110 S. Villa Avenue in the heart of the Old Town area.

The development team has scheduled a community engagement meeting for February 24 from 3 – 8 pm at the Community Recreation Building (320 E. Wildwood Avenue).  The team will present project plans and answer questions.

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Hawthorne development metra station area project

Hawthorne Development has proposed a $120 million mixed-use market rate residential project at the southeast corner of Ardmore and Vermont immediately adjacent to Villa Park’s Metra station. The project will consist of 348 market rate apartments consisting of 10 studio units, 273 one bedroom units, 65 two bedroom units, 8,878 sq.ft. of commercial retail space, and 440 parking spaces.  The project amenities will include, among others, a 36,000 s.f. open deck area, a 2,300 sq.ft. swimming pool, a 3,500 sq.ft. fitness room, an outdoor fire place and seating area, WeWork space, a dog wash station, and a virtual golf simulator.

The Village Board approved zoning changes to accommodate the project June 14, 2021.

The Village Board approved the redevelopment agreement and the issuance of TIF revenue bonds on August 23, 2021. Read more about this agreement in the Daily Herald article here

Hawthorne Development closed on all the properties within the development area September 30, 2021.  

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Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress For Less opened October 8, 2021 at the Villa Oaks Shopping Center.

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Popeye's opened its latest location at 743 W. North Ave in front of Safari Land on September 17, 2021. 


Belle Tire 

Belle Tire opened November 12, 2021 at 299 W. Roosevelt Road next to Bio Life Plasma and Planet Fitness.

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Casey's General Store

Casey’s General Store will begin construction Spring 2022 at the southeast corner of North Avenue and Ardmore Avenue. The site, across the street from Target, was a former junkyard and eyesore. 

Casey’s operates more than 2,200 locations in 16 states. In addition to selling gas and convenience goods, Casey’s has become the fifth largest pizza chain in the country.

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Range usa 

Range USA opened October 18, 2021 at 277 E. North Ave. 

Range USA