Development Updates

Redevelopment opportunity 

For Sale: 100 – 110 S. Villa Avenue

Approximately 1.9 acres

MX-T Mixed Transitional (Office-Residential) District

Located within the St. Charles Tax Increment Finance District

The Village is seeking a high density, mixed-use project that will compliment Old Town’s transition to a residential/recreational/entertainment district and provide parking for the development and parking for the public.

Please contact Director of Economic Development, Patrick Burke, at 630.433.4300 or patburke@invillapark.com for more information. 

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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.  Site work is expected to begin in October and November.

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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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Popeyes

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

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Belle Tire 

Belle Tire will be opening its latest location at 299 W. Roosevelt Road next to Bio Life Plasma and Planet Fitness.  Belle Tire was founded in 1922 in Detroit.  It has over 125 locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.  In addition to tires, it offers repair services for brakes, alignments, batteries, and oil changes.  Belle Tire plans to open its Villa Park location fall, 2021.

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Casey's General Store

After complicated site improvements including significant environmental remediation, Casey’s General Store will begin construction this summer 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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Shoot point blank 

Shoot Point Blank will be opening its fifth location in Illinois this fall at 257 – 277 E. North Avenue. Shoot Point Blank is a full-service gun shop and range. In addition to the gun range, it sells handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition. This location also will provide meeting space for classroom instruction for classes such as Intro to Firearms, Concealed Carry, and Accuracy Mastery.

Shoot Point Blank is headquartered in Cincinnati and opened its first location in 2012.  It now has 28 locations in seven states.

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