The Village saw progress on several large public and private development projects in 2021 including:
NEC of Lake & Bartels – Construction is underway for a 3-lot commercial development with a new Starbucks at the corner, a Shoot Point Blank gun range and training center, and an additional retail building.
New Townhomes at Wise & Farmstead – Construction is underway for a townhome development (two bedrooms, two-car garages) on the vacant property behind the Olde Salem Shopping Center.
NWC Lake & Gary – Construction is underway for a new 3-lot subdivision with a gas and diesel fuel center and a retail building along Gary Ave. The 200,000+ square foot industrial building to the west has been completed and is ready to be occupied. The developer will also install a new ‘Welcome to Hanover Park’ sign at this gateway location.
Verandah – Phase I construction is now complete and Phase II has only two buildings remaining for the senior living development. Still to come is a condo and assisted living phase.
Village Center Zoning – Staff is working with a consultant to develop new zoning and land use regulations for the Village Center which will facilitate the type of mixed-use, walkable downtown developments that the Village envisions.
Sale of 1311 Irving Park – The Village is selling the vacant property between the former Taco Patio and U.S. Bank properties on Irving Park Road. Arby’s is looking to build a new restaurant on the site.
H2O Auto Spa Expansion – The Board has approved plans for the H2O Auto Spa on Irving Park Road to add vacuums on the site of the former Taco Patio II – the building will be demolished; the parking lot will be expanded.
EDC Sponsored Events – The Village’s Economic Development Committee hosted and promoted several events in partnership with the Bartlett Area Chamber, WBDC and the Northwest Hispanic Chamber including quarterly B.E.S.T. (Business Education Seminars on Technology) seminars, Business After Hours, Business of the Year, Shop Small Saturday and ribbon cuttings for many new businesses.
To keep up to date on current and proposed developments, and to view a list of available sites to bring more business to Hanover Park, or to expand an existing business, visit the Village website or call Community Development at 630-823-5780.
Want to see what new businesses have moved in town? Try out a new local restaurant? Buy that unique gift? Remember to Shop Hanover Park and check out the Business Directory online under hpil.org/business. Also, check out the lower left corner of the Village’s website for development updates.